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Radiant ceiling panels have been around for over 20 years but they are still largely underrepresented in the residential housing market. As new research and products have become available it is clear to us that radiant ceiling panels are a premier choice for heating your home. Ducoterra, the manufacturer of SolaRay panels, has revolutionized how simple and effective radiant heat can be!

What are the benefits of Radiant Ceiling Panels ?

  • Directly heats items in a room, which heats surrounding air to create a comfortable living temperature
  • Improves indoor air quality by reducing airborne dust, germs, and pollen
  • Eliminates noisy air ducts and uneven heat distribution, plus no loss of heat due to ducts
  • Fast acting system allows you to turn off system when vacant
  • Saves you money by lowering operating costs
  • Zero maintenance!

Are Radiant Ceiling Panels expensive to install?

RCPs (radiant ceiling panels) cost less than other heating systems to install — up to half the cost of forced air systems and up to a third of the cost of in-floor hydronic heating systems.

What type of energy do RCPs use?

RCPs use electricity which is then converted into infrared radiant heat.

How are RCPs controlled?

RCPs are controlled using a programmable thermostat much like other heating systems, but offer a higher level of control as each zone has its own thermostat

How are RCPs installed?

RCPs are installed like any other electrical ceiling work— if a wire can be run up to the panel in the ceiling, then installation is viable.

If heat rises, how does this work?

Many people question the effectiveness of Radiant Ceiling Panels as a source of heat because of the claim ‘heat rises.’ When ‘heat rises’, it really isn’t the heat but the heated air that is rising. Radiant Ceiling Panels directly heat things in the room, as opposed to a forced air system which utilizes warm air to heat items. Therefore, radiant heat does not actually rise.

Can they be used with a previously installed heating system?

RCPs are a great stand-alone heating solution and also work well as a supplement to other heating systems to help eliminate cold zones.

How can RCPs help lower your energy bill?

RCPs can help lower your energy bill in many ways. First, occupants will be more comfortable at a lower air temperature, saving energy overall. Second, RCPs take very little time to heat a room (under 10 minutes) so programming your thermostat to turn off the heating system when vacant can save you money without sacrificing comfort. Also, once installed there is very little to no maintenance needed to run RCPs.

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