|How Radiant Heating Panels Work?|
Radiant Ceiling Heating relies on thermal radiation vs convection as in conventional heating systems. A radiant heat panel transmits energy as Photons in the infrared section of the light spectrum. Furnaces transmit energy via the Thermal Excitation of air molecules Radiant Heat travels in straight lines. When it comes in contact with a solid object, it is re-radiated to a close, colder object. Radiant Heat does little to warm the air. It warms any object it "sees".
Radiant Heat is felt much faster than Hydronic or
Forced Air heat. The radiant heaters also cool down faster.
This flexibility and responsiveness makes Radiant Ceiling Heat
a highly energy efficient choice in many applications.
Typical Radiant Heat Panel T-Bar Installations
Radiant Heat Panels usually operate between 150 to 170 deg F,
but can go as low as 85 deg F or as high as 300 deg F.
The ideal temperature is a function of the room size as well as
the panel's surface area and wattage.
Radiant Panel frame is metal plate or high density fiberglass
with a solid state heating element inside. A textured surface
hides the heating element. The panel is about 1 inch thick and
is available 2X2 and 2X4 with voltages 120 / 240, 208 and 277.
Drop-in T-Bar Ceiling Installation
Surface Mount Frame Installation
Frame In Ceiling Installation