This post has two potential ideas crammed into it.

The overall, general idea consists of a standard central heating radiator… the ones found in our homes.

1) The first idea is to place small fans at the bottom, underneath the radiator’s metal grille bit; This is effectively causing air to move faster, upwards – through the radiators grooves & grilles, heating it and causing convection to occur in the area much quicker than if the air was moving of its own accord.

This might seem pointless and more energy consuming… however, this would mean we could warm our homes quicker & I think we can ALL see the benefit in that!

2) Place small fans at the top, or other end of the grille & allow the heat to pass through the blades.

Of course these fans would need to be extremely light & have very little resistance working against them – but would allow you to capture the energy being release.

The heat would warm the room AND generate small amount of electricity from them turning.

Although it would be¬†minuscule… they would overtime allow you to generate something.