“How can we make an energy efficient and evenly spaced heating system?”
Most traditional space heating systems push heated gas through air ducts to warm the surrounding area. However, this system is energy inefficient and creates an unevenly heated area. So how can we use our engineering mindset to solve this problem? Well, what if instead of shoving a fluid over the ground, we actually run it underground, through the tiling of the building? And instead of using a gas, we use a boiler to cycle out heated water and cycle in cooled water? This system would allow for evenly distributed heating through the tiles, as well as use less energy to heat the fluid. This system is known as hydronic heating and is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the world.