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Radiant Heating - Why do You Feel Warm? The Best Most Efficient Heating System

What makes you feel warm on a sunny day in the summer? Radiant heating or radiant energy is usually recognized as the oldest form of heating. It provides the best comfort and is the basis for all types of heating systems. Radiant heating is "radiant energy" being emitted from any heat source. Radiant heating is the effect you feel when you can feel the warmth of the sun or a hot stove top element from across the room.

Radiant heat is widely known as the most comfortable and efficient heating method you can find. Some of the advantages of radiant heating are: it is usually more efficient than baseboard heating and almost always more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts and other transfers. This technology can be used for both heating indoor and outdoor areas. These heating systems work by supplying heat directly to the floor, to panels in the wall or to the ceiling of a house. Because the radiant heating will make you feel warmer when you are in a room, you can have the thermostat at a lower temperature and still feel warm.

The feeling of warmth is the absence of heat being pulled from your body. If the walls, floors, and ceilings around you are warm then they are not pulling heat from your body. Then you feel warm. Your body is not giving up heat to them.

Because of this radiant heating systems can provide massive energy savings of more than 10-30% in most residences, and sometimes up to 60% in shops, hangars and warehouses. Radiant heating provides even warmth with no cold spots within a room. That provides a comfortable environment that cannot be matched by any other type of heating system.

New radiant systems are currently designed to run cooler than they did in the past. The water supplied to the systems will generally range from 90 to 140 degrees. Remember radiant heat can travel in any direction and is unaffected by gravity. Radiant heating systems will allow you to be more comfortable at a lower thermostat setting. Radiant heat will warm the closest and coldest mass, which then radiate heat throughout the space evenly. Radiant heating will give you the most consistent room temperatures from floor to ceiling when you compare it to any other heating system.

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What is Radiant Floor Heating System anyone can tell me?


I think the concept behind the Radiant Floor Heating System is that Installed tubes or heating element, which contains water beneath the floor, which warm our floor. For more information about Radiant Floor system you can check this site.http://www.ps2i.biz/

May 28, 2013 | Mountain Plumbing Plumbing

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which portable electric heater is better? Ceramic or Radiant?


This is probably a subjective answer-- but I will give you my opinion-- OK?-- and the reasons for why I say so--

First off: You get: 3,413 btu in a KW HR from electricity-- either way!

So-- Do you prefer to feel the radiant heat from radiant heat-- or from the ceramic heater?

Do you like the looks of the ceramic, versus the radiant?-- do you prefer the portability and the safety features of one over the other?

And what about cost?-- is there a big difference?

I would let features and safety help me in the decision making process--
But either way--
you only get 3,413 btu's of heat from every Kilowatt of electricity you buy--


And if you are trying to heat a house with that-- it can get mighty expensive! :-)

Mack B

Jan 16, 2011 | Fujitronic FH-206 Portable Electric Heater

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