see Radiant heating.
Coils of electricity, hot water or steam pipes embedded in floors, ceilings, or walls to heat rooms.
Radiant heat refers to a heating system that raises the temperature of a floor or wall surface. Radiant heat in the floor creates a macro climate of dry air that can put undo stress on a wood floor if not properly designed and regulated. Engineered flooring is routinely warranteed for radiant heat as long as correct installation procedures are followed, the temperature of the water does not exceed 89 degrees F, and the surface temperature of the wood flooring does not exceed 80 degrees F. Solid wood flooring over radiant heat is endorsed by the National Wood Flooring Association only with a specially prepared floating subfloor system involving two layers of 1/2” plywood.
A heat source that is installed under finished flooring. Flexible tubing is installed in concrete or under the subfloor. Heated water is fed through the tubing, thus warming the flooring surface. This type of heating is relatively new to many contractors and builders. Great attention should be paid to wood flooring choice and installation procedures if radiant heat is desired.
Coils of electricity, hot water or steam pipes embeded in floors, ceiling or walls to heat a room.
A heating system which uses hot water, steam pipes or electric resistance coils to heat the floors, walls or the ceilings of a room.
Heat energy carried by electromagnetic waves longer than light waves and shorter than radio waves. Radiant heat (electromagnetic radiation) increases the sensible temperature of any substance capable of absorbing the radiation, especially solid and opaque objects.
The energy given off (for example from a flash fire) in the form of infrared radiation, like that from a heat lamp. Go to top
Heat transferred from one body to another which are not in contact.
Warmth transmitted to a colder body by the direct contact of infrared rays. See "convected heat."
Waves of heat that start from a central point and move outward through the air, heating solid objects that in turn heat the surrounding area.
COILS OF ELECTRICITY, HOT WATER PIPES, OR STEAM PIPES, EMBEDDED IN FLOORS, CEILINGS, OR WALLS FOR HEATING.
A heat system which uses objects (the largest of which is usually the floor) to heat your home. The air in the room is warmed when it comes into contact with the warmed objects. Heat loss is reduced and the radiant heat remains in the lower part of the room, warmer near feet level and slightly less so at head level creating the perfect climate for comfort.
A kind of heat, by which objects are heated (and not the air around them).
Heat transmitted by radiation.
Heat communicated by radiation and transmitted by electromagnetic waves.
A method of heating by placing coils or pipes into the ceiling, floor or walls.