Now that we have covered just about every type of radiant panel ever known to mankind – and a few that weren’t – in my past columns, it’s time to move on and discuss some more juicy details about these wonderful comfort delivery systems. This includes things like how to control them, which heating/cooling sources are available and so forth. I’d like to start the conversation about controlling these comfort machines.
Controlling radiant comfort systems
Options for individual zone control have changed significantly over the past 10 years. Radiant delivery systems fall into one of two categories: high mass and low mass.