What Is Radiant Heating?


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Radiant heating is a heating system in which a hot object transfers heat through the air to other objects. Warmth is moved around a room through infrared radiation. The infrared radiation strikes other objects, which also radiate heat, keeping the environment warm.

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Radiant heating systems are concealed in a wall or floor. The systems consist of metal panels with either electric currents or hot water tubing running through them. Radiant heating is generally more energy efficient than traditional forced-air systems. The design also avoids allergy problems created by the movement of airborne dust through duct work in more traditional heating systems.

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