What is Radiant Heat?
Radiant Heat is an eco-friendly and highly efficient method of heating objects and substances in a natural way. Radiant heat transfers heat from object to object. For example, when we cup a hot mug of tea in our hands, radiant heat is transferred from the water through the mug to our hands. The same is true when we bask in sunlight and are warmed by the sun’s rays. The heat is transferred from the sky to our bodies providing warmth.
Where is radiant heat used?
Radiant heat may be used in indoor and outdoor spaces for both commercial and residential purposes. Some of the most common functions of radiant heat include the following:
- To warm sidewalks and melt snow
- To warm flooring for bare feet, particularly in bathrooms
- To warm homes via ceiling or wall panels
What are the benefits of radiant heat?
- Silence: Radiant heat is essentially silent. Unlike air blowing through vents, radiant heat is a noiseless transfer of heat from one object to the next.
- No allergen transfer: Radiant heat is a fantastic alternative for people with allergies. Regardless of precautions taken, whenever air blows through a vent of any kind, there exists an opportunity for allergens to collect and be dispersed throughout a given space. Because radiant heat works through a process of seamless transference, opportunities for the spreading of allergens, dust, or germs is eliminated. This means lower maintenance needs and an overall cleaner and healthier heating system.
- For use in specific zones: It is easy to control radiant heat to specified temperatures in specified areas. For example the living room zone may be set to warmer than that of the office. More control may also mean lower utility bills.
- Aesthetics: Radiant heating systems are not something to be seen, but to be felt. They are unobtrusive heating systems that hide behind or under surfaces.
If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly and efficient way to heat your home or business, consider radiant heat. If everyone had toasty toes in the morning, the world would probably be a better place. Call Rebmann at 516-746-5678 to learn more.