Invisible, clean, silent, maintenance-
free, extremely comfortable.
Radiant heat. The name itself
evokes feelings of cozy warmth.
Technically, the term refers to a
method of heat distribution in
which a hot "radiator" warms
people, objects, and spaces through
long-wave infrared heat transfer.
Radiant heating systems come in
many forms, ranging from superhigh-
temperature gas panels used in
factories, to low-temperature
radiant floors and ceilings in houses.
Within that last category, there
are a variety of systems, each with
slightly different design constraints
and applications. For example,
ceilings warmed to 110°F generally
feel good to people below, but a
floor at 110°F would feel too hot —
like a practice mat for walking on
hot coals. For rapid response, only
"high temperature" radiant ceiling