You may already be aware of the benefits of using radiant panels for heating but did you know that they are also an effective and efficient way of cooling a building as well?
We know from radiant heating that whenever there is a temperature difference between two surfaces, both surfaces will attempt to equalise. Radiant energy travels through space without heating the space itself, it only turns into heat when it comes into contact with a cooler surface. Thermal comfort relies just as much on radiant heat transfer as it does on air temperature, yet a lot of heating and air-conditioning professionals think only in terms of air temperature. As a result, many buildings that use forced air cooling can feel uncomfortable. By controlling both the air temperature and the radiant transfer, radiant cooling panels deliver an environment that is more pleasant to be in for an extended period of time.
Radiant panels are extremely efficient for cooling as they work at relatively high temperatures (typically 15-19°C). In this temperature range, chillers are much more efficient — typically in excess of 30% than when required to work at 7-12°C in fan coil applications.
The increased working temperature and efficiency enabled by using radiant panels is especially beneficial where heat pumps are being used as part of the system.
Radiant panels use no electricity to emit their cooling output which also presents a substantial saving over fan coil units that require the powering of a fan.
Our panels are designed to suit your situation and can be mounted in varying different ways, with sizes, shapes and outputs determined by your requirements. We can even manufacture combined heating and cooling panels if ceiling space is at a premium.
We design and manufacture our panels in the UK at our Swansea factory. If you’ve got a heating or cooling project and would like to discuss your options please give us a call on 01792 89 22 11 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org