Ow can you improve home heating systems within the UK from a design perspective?

The degree I am doing is Engineering product design.

The title of my dissertation is  How can you improve home heating systems within the UK from a design perspective?

There are many factors that contribute to the heat loss of a home. One major factor is the design of the home heating system. There are many others such as the actual design of the home itself and the design of the individual heating appliance. This dissertation needs to look into the various strands within design that effect how energy-efficient a home will be.

Some of the questions that will need to be answered are,

What are the different issues in implementing home-heating and cooling systems?

What are the design factors in  appliances that contribute to how energy efficient that appliance will be?

What are the design factors in  homes that contribute to how energy efficient that home will be?

What are the design factors in  home-heating systems that contribute to how energy efficient that home-heating system will be?

How can you design and build an energy efficient home?

Heating systems are forever going through evolutionary changes. What anticipated changes in the design of home heating systems do we need to take account of when designing a home heating system today?

What features in the design of passive and active heating systems contribute to greater energy consumption?

What features in the design of passive and active heating systems contribute to lower energy consumption?

What are the factors that determine the size of home heating systems?

What role does the design of a home heating system play in determining a more cost-effective home heating system?

There are other factors that play a major part in how energy-efficient a home heating system is. What are they and what role does the design of a home-heating system play with these factors?

What are the weakness and strengths of past and present heating systems?

This dissertation will require looking at all the various home-heating systems traditional and contemporary. Once the above questions have been looked into, then a design-efficient and energy  efficient home heating system will have to be proposed.


This dissertation will require for designs and diagrams to be drawn of previous and present heating systems as well as more importantly drawings of the designs of the home-heating system that you will propose.
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