Radiant panels solve problems

Radiant panels solve problems

Radiant panels can bring heat to areas left out in the cold by your current HVAC system.

Radiant panels can be mounted on walls or ceilings to provide supplemental warmth in a building or to heat unheated areas like garages and storage areas. Most radiant panels are made of aluminum and are powered by electricity. They also can be made with tubing that transports heated water, but tubing adds a risk of leaks.

One advantage of radiant panels: They warm a room more quickly than other systems. One warning: A ceiling-mounted radiant panel will always warm the head of an occupant but not always the entire body.


Pros and cons

• Radiant heating may be more expensive to install than traditional systems, although its energy efficiency will pay off in the long run.

• Its quiet, consistent warmth doesn’t spread allergens or dust like forced-air systems do.

• Be sure to hire an experienced professional to install the system. Otherwise, the system may deliver uneven heat or develop a leak, damaging the wall or ceiling.


Lighthouse HVAC handles all sorts of heating, ventilation and air conditioning needs in Long Island, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn.