Radiant Heat for Commercial Buildings

If you are looking for an energy efficient alternative to conventional HVAC systems, you may want to consider radiant heating.  Radiant heating is not a new concept, but with advances in technology it has begun to increase in popularity.  This type of heating system works by directing heat to the floor, ceiling or wall, where it then rises from that surface to gradually and evenly warm the room.  Electric panels, electric cables, or hot water tubing provides the heat that is used for radiant heating systems.  Some of the benefits of radiant heating include:

  • Improved efficiency since direct heat allows greater comfort even when thermostat is set for a lower temperature.
  • Lower operating costs due to effectiveness at cooler temperature settings.
  • Runs clean and quiet with no blowers or fans and does not burn fuel or produce exhaust or emissions.
  • Allows for flexibility for use of interior space since there is no need for vents, ducts or other HVAC mechanisms.
  • Quicker recovery time when overhead doors are operating.
  • Economical usage since only the items/people in the building are being heated, not the air.
  • Decreased air movement to the minimum ventilation requirements to aid in the reduction of airborne pollutants.
  • More comfortable employees, which generally increases worker efficiency.

With the many benefits of radiant heating, it is definitely worth taking a second look at this type of efficient and flexible heating system for your building.  We are currently installing this system in a new building and would be happy to give a tour when it is complete.  Be sure to give us a call for more information as we're always happy to help!

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