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THE KELVIN SCALE It is possible to freeze water and keep cooling it down, or boil it all away into vapor and then keep heating it up. Temperatures can plunge far below 0ºC, and can rise far above 100ºC. There is an absolute limit to how low the temperature in degrees Celsius can become, but there is no limit on the upper end of the scale. 15ºC. This is known as absolute zero. An object at absolute zero cannot transfer energy to anything else, because it possesses no energy to transfer. There is believed to be no such object in our universe, although some atoms in the vast reaches of intergalactic space come close.
The resulting ﬂames release heat in a combustion chamber. This heat can be used with a forced-air distribution system, a water heater and radiator system, or a steam boiler and radiator system. In older homes, steam radiator systems are often found with oilheat furnaces. In newer homes with oilheat technology, radiant heat subﬂooring, in conjunction with a water heater, is popular. Some homes employ hot-water baseboard radiators consisting of pipes with steel plates attached at right angles, maximizing surface area while minimizing volume (see Figure 2-3).
Some seasonal cabins use electric resistance heating to take the chill out of the indoor air on spring and fall nights. HEAT, VOLTAGE, AND RESISTANCE Figure 3-1 is a functional diagram of an electric resistance heating unit. The alternating-current (AC) utility electricity provides the power. The heating element is the heart of the system, usually consisting of a large coil or set of coils made of resistive wire. This wire is capable of withstanding high temperatures without melting or breaking.