When the heat source is an infrared radiant ceiling panel the answer is: Healthy Living!
Reducing clutter, airing out rooms, and cleaning those hard to reach areas removes dust, dust collectors, and potential mold growth opportunities. Here’s how infrared radiant ceiling panels do the same thing:
- Since they are on the ceiling, our panels are no more likely to collect dust then your ceiling generally does.
- Their uni-body construction removes “nooks and crannies” that collect dust in hard-to-clean places.
- Without any moving parts to blow air around, infrared radiant ceiling panels promote positive indoor air quality with dust-free, allergen-free, and bacteria-free heating.
- The sun-like heat warms the surfaces of objects which then radiate heat back out and around – discouraging mold that thrives in cool, damp environments.
Now if only Spring Cleaning would come with a 20yr warranty like the infrared radiant ceiling panels – then we’d have something!
Having zone controlled heat is one of the most energy efficient and affective ways to save money on your heating bill without sacrificing comfort in your home.
Many forced air systems claim to have zone control capabilities but in reality the furnace has to work even harder to heat other rooms when the registers or vents are closed in some rooms. When the registers are closed the air still travels down the ducts until it hits the closed register and then bounces back (cooling in the process) as it joins the air in the main duct. This cooler air is then blown into rooms further down the line. This forces the furnace to work extra hard to heat the spaces receiving the cooler air.
With radiant heat panels you can choose to evenly heat your whole house room by room or choose to purposely set some rooms at a cooler/warmer temperatures than others. Unlike a furnace which kicks on when a room drops below the set temperature of your thermostat, heat panels only turn on in the specific room they are needed. You can even set the panels to different temperatures within the same room. For example, if you have a room with a sitting area and an exercise area you can have the panels over the couches set to 68 and the panels over your exercise equipment set to 63 so that if both areas of the room are being occupied then all can be comfortable in it. Likewise, if you have a room with a lot of solar gain on one side and cooler on the other, you can have the panels on two thermostats so that the entire space is comfortable.
go from this…
to this! With Radiant Heat!
Mighty Energy is proud to announce that we are co-hosting a site on the NW Green Home Tour! The Westside Remodel + Heat Conversion (April 25, 11-5, 3443 49th Ave SW, Seattle) is a simple and sweet, 2-story, energy efficient addition designed by Young Architecture to give this family a little breathing room. Mighty Energy supplied SolaRay infrared radiant ceiling panels to partner with a new ductless heat pump for a total heat conversion from their forced air furnace system.
Even with adding square footage, this family hadn’t seen an increase in their electrical bills thanks in large part to their new heat system as well as smart, efficient building techniques. Stop by the site any time between 11-5 to experience the difference radiant heat can make in a Pacific Northwest home.
Learn more about this and other sites on the NW Green Home Tour.
The April meeting of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild was all about HVAC, and Mighty Energy Solutions was a presenter! Laura had an opportunity to share information about radiant heat panels and talk about how they have worked for her clients and in her own home.
If you have questions about radiant heat panels and how they might be an appropriate stand-alone or supplemental heating solution for your home or business, give us a call to learn more.