One example is wall and ceiling mounted ceiling panels which are comprised of aluminum and can be heated with electricity. Another heating option for heating panels is to utilize tubing which carries hot water. The disadvantage of hot water tubing is the concern for water leaks inside the walls or ceilings-thus most commercial radiant panels are electrically heated.
Radiant panels can cost a lot to operate but they can supply supplemental heating supply for individual rooms or can be used when conventional heating systems are not an option.
The advantage to radiant panels is that they have the fastest response time of any other heating method and the panels can be individually controlled in every room. Using this heating method for rooms that are infrequently used can provide overall cost savings and a fast method of heating rooms to a comfortable temperature within minutes. These systems should be set to on the minimum heat settings to prevent pipes from freezing in geographic areas where subzero temperatures occur.
“Radiant heating panels operate on a line-of-sight basis — you’ll be most comfortable if you’re close to the panel. Some people find ceiling-mounted systems uncomfortable because the panels heat the top of their heads and shoulders more effectively than the rest of their bodies,” says Energy.gov.
To learn more about alternative heating methods in Missouri, contact us at American Services commercial heating cooling in St. Louis today. We are happy to give you information on heating products and services near Sunset Hills today.