18 Oct 2016
Radiant Panels have been growing in popularity over the last 30 years and have become established as a standard large scale heating solution. Hospitals in particular have been favouring radiant panels mainly for sanitary reasons, as they do to not circulate air to deliver heat and therefore dust and viruses are not carried throughout a building. In the industry we believe that radiant panels are still misunderstood so we decided to answer a couple of common questions that highlight the benefits of this modern heating solution.
Are radiant panels more efficient than traditional convection heating?
Our radiant panels operate using a water based heat exchange system which has direct contact with the emitting panel. The panel heats objects and people directly below, whereas radiators heat air which needs to be distributed through circulation (traditional convection heating). Radiant panels are able to respond much quicker and adapt to occupancy levels, minimising operational costs.
Where are radiant panel best placed in a room?
Radiant Panels offer a flexible solution and can be integrated into any building, but ceiling mounted panels offer the most effective result. A ceiling mounted radiant panel has a more effective spread with less obstruction than wall mounted panels.
… and how many do I need?
Our radiant panels come in many sizes and designs to suit individual rooms, corridors and hall spaces. We can provide a detailed schedule including the number of panels, their lengths and positioning based on recommended heating requirements.
As our panels are often commissioned for hospitals, offices and educational buildings we have developed the Modular M24 Radiant panel, designed to integrate discreetly with a smooth white matte finish. The M24 is streamlined in construction with minimal fixings, a single sheet panel and is available in length increments from 600 mm to 3000 mm, ready made for T-Bar installation.
For further information on our full range of radiant panels visit our dedicated page where you can download our brochure or for individual datasheets click on the appropriate link below: