Advantages Of Radiant Heating

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Unless you are living in a tropical climate the way you heat your home or business is a big decision. Many factors will influence heating decisions including building type, geography and budget. Heating types takes many different forms including heat pumps, forced-air ducts, central furnaces. The focus of this article will be about how radiant heating works, why it offers more comfort and it presents an alternative to conventional radiant heating technology.
Radiant Heating Systems
The most common forms of heating systems are convective in nature. These systems essentially heat and blow air via air ducts. Two challenges to using convective heating, or forced air, is that the hot air tends to rise immediately after entering a space and by blowing air a chilling factor is introduced.
However, radiant heating systems make use of what is known as radiant technology. They are somewhat different and deliver the heat through the buildings architecture like floors and walls and warm surfaces, not the air. The best example of radiant heat is the sun radiating heat to the earth from 93 million miles away. The sun does not blow hot air on the earth.
Sometimes radiant heat is installed in just the floors and may be referred to as ‘underfloor’ heating. Radiant heating systems are used in small areas which are localized like bathrooms or houses, for perimeter heating to offset heat loss through walls and ceilings and some businesses like restaurants can use them to warm certain outdoor

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