The use of alternative radiant heat-emitting surfaces for commercial buildings has been an industry norm for many years. Radiant ceilings are the most common application of these devices. In a properly designed and installed system, a radiant heating ceiling system can make all of the difference in the world as it pertains to occupant comfort. Many times, these retrofit heating panels are placed to counter poor system designs and/or controls.
Comfort with commercial radiant heating products
We need to design these systems around the occupants of the building, and not the building’s needs. Simply having a thermostat set for the typical 68°F to 72°F comfort zone is not enough to guarantee a good comfort experience.