You may have heard a good deal about radiant heating systems, where tubing — usually PEX — is installed in the floor of a building and heated water is circulated through the tubing, providing even, comfortable heat for all types of buildings. However, you may not be familiar with the fact that buildings can be cooled with radiant technology as well. Radiant panel cooling works similar to radiant panel heating in reverse, absorbing heat rather than emitting it.
In residential settings, radiant floors are by far the most common application of radiant heating; however, many surfaces in a room can be utilized. Walls, ceilings and even countertops can be fitted with radiant in order to add to a system’s heating capacity.