How to Solve Heating Challenges with Radiant Heating
Are there areas of your building or home that are often too cold?
You can crank the thermostat up and blow more hot air into the area, but at some point, the rest of the building becomes too hot. You turn the thermostat back down and eventually you need to start the cycle all over again.
Too cold. Too hot. Too cold. Too hot.
Why Are Parts of Your Building Too Cold?
There are two primary reasons why parts of your building are consistently too cold.
- Blowing Hot Air
- Heat Loss
Blowing hot air is the primary cause of most heating problems.
We all know that hot air rises. Note that we didn’t say “heat rises” because it doesn’t. It is hot air that rises.
No matter how much hot air you blow into a building or a room, eventually it rises to the ceiling and out of the room and the building.
On the way to rising to the ceiling and escaping, heat loss also occurs through the walls, windows and doors.
Radiant Heat is Different
Radiant heat doesn’t heat the air. Radiant heat works by directing warmth and comfort towards people and objects in the room.
If it is cold outside and the window glass in the room is cold, radiant heat will warm the glass. This reduces the temperature differential in the room and cause the room to remain warmer and more comfortable.
In addition, radiant heat is not rising to the ceiling like hot air, maintaining a more constant and comfortable temperature in the room.
Radiant Heat Applications for Heating Challenges
Radiant heat can be used to solve many heating challenges in commercial buildings and homes, including:
- Large doors susceptible to rapid heat loss in Agricultural Buildings
- Cold reception areas in Office Buildings
- Cold areas near windows and doors in Restaurants
- High Ceilings in Churches and Schools
- Blowing hot air (and germs) in Hospitals and Medical Buildings
- Providing comfort to always cold elderly residents of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
- Cold areas of Homes and Apartments
- … and much, much more!
Contact us today to discuss your heating challenges and learn how electric radiant heating can solve those problems while saving energy.