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Ceiling heating? You won't want otherwise.

Ceiling heating? You won't want anything else

The idea of radiant heating through the ceiling is still difficult for most of us to imagine today. After all, we have heard since childhood that heat escapes to the ceiling and at home and in most other buildings we are used to heating with radiators or floor heating. Let us lead you out of error.

The principle of operation of radiation

Let's start by explaining what we should actually imagine under the term radiation. Radiant heating is essentially the transfer of energy through radiation. Such radiation is invisible to the human eye because it moves in the infrared part of the light spectrum. Nevertheless, a person perceives it in the form of heat.

The intensity of radiation depends on the surface temperature of the source. The higher the temperature of the source, the more intense the radiation and at the same time acquires a greater range. When a sufficiently high intensity is reached, the radiation even moves to the – for humans – visible part of the infrared spectrum and the energy source begins to glow. A typical example is a light bulb that both serves as a light source and radiates heat.

Heating systems operating on the principle of radiation can use the invisible part of the infrared spectrum very effectively, even in rooms with a height of up to 30 meters. They have a fairly high surface temperature, due to which they emit heat passing through the air to solid objects in the room, but also to the surface of the human body. The surface of these objects then heats up naturally and mainly more evenly with significantly lower energy consumption. With radiant heating, people feel the temperature in the room up to 3 °C higher. This guarantees a pleasant feeling of warmth despite the lower temperature in the room, and up to 45% of energy costs can be saved on heating. In the summer months, radiant systems can use cold water to cool the room without the burdensome strong air flow that can bother residents with drafts that we know from classic air conditioners.

Advantages over other types of heating/cooling

In addition, the principle of radiant heating demonstrably reduces the dustiness of the environment thanks to much lower air circulation.  This type of heating also has its benefit in terms of air humidity in the room. By passing through the air in the same way as rays from the sun, the infrared rays do not dry out the air.

However, the health benefits are also not negligible, as the infrared radiation emitted from heating panels is very similar in properties to the sun's rays and is one of the most natural types of heat for humans. You will certainly recall the use of infrared radiation for regeneration and treatment, for example, in the form of infrared saunas, infrared lamps for cosmetic purposes, etc.

The choice of panels with radiant heating is suitable both for new buildings and for renovations, as the installation is simple using a mounting system. The solution is suitable for all objects that are permanently inhabited. However, it is not suitable for recreational or other similar buildings that are used only occasionally and where traffic is regularly shut down.

Approximate prices of topně cooling ceilings

Register (topně cooling panel) – from 1.625 CZK/m² without VAT
1x dew point temperature sensor incl. accessories – from 6.325 CZK without VAT (to each room)

The most comfortable and economical heating? Ceiling!

The most comfortable and economical heating? Ceiling!

thermal well-being is one of the most important parameters for all who spend most of their lives inside buildings. It can be easily achieved by means of ceiling radiant heating and cooling, which is also the most energy-efficient and at the same time the most comfortable way of heating.

Heating cooling ceilings are a solution for any interior. We can install them in the production hall as well as in the family house. Plus, they're invisible. The whole system is sheltered under the ceiling ceiling, so the interior does not disturb unsightly radiators or fancoilas.

In summer, we use the ceilingsto cool the interior , creating a very pleasant climate, where, unlike the air conditioning unit, the air does not scirkulate and there is no drafting, there are no places where it is unpleasant to sit.

In winter, the ceilings by radiation will create a pleasant climate with high efficiency of energy consumed and thus, of course, considerable savings against conventional systems.

And how does that work, actually?

The principle of radiation is basically the same as for the thermal effect of the sun: direct sunlight is perceived pleasantly warm even in winter with cold ambient air. Electromagnetic waves of solar radiation pass through the air without energy losses, this energy changes to heat only when in contact with the human body. Ceiling radiant heating uses exactly this natural principle, only it is heated with warm water. Thanks to this, ceiling heating installed even at a height of, for example, 30 meters can provide pleasant heat up to the ground. All this with a great deal of heat energy savings and a significant reduction in operating costs.

In normal heating, heated air rises upwards, when ceiling heating is used, heat is generated where heat radiation hits, i.e. on the floor, the surface of the human body and objects around us. This makes the temperature distribution more even throughout the height of the space and the energy consumption significantly lower. With radiant heating, people feel the room temperature up to 3ºC higher. This guarantees a pleasant feeling of warmth despite the lower room temperature, and heating costs can still be saved by up to 45% of energy costs.

Cooling in the summer months then uses cold water, which creates a layer of cold air at the ceiling. The person and objects in the room radiate heat due to their higher temperature, and the warm air in the room rises up to the ceiling, where it passs the heat to the cooling ceiling panels. The cooled air naturally descends back into the room.  In addition, compared to conventional air conditioning equipment, the operation is not associated with the emergence of strong airflow, the user in the room is not bothered by unpleasant drafts, the indoor environment is more comfortable.

Radiant ceilings
  • The most pleasant most natural way to heat and cool
  • Possibility to save operating costs up to 45%
  • Quick return on initial investment (2.5-3.5 years)
  • Any energy source (district heating, gas or condensation boiler, heat pump, ...)
  • No additional costs for electricity, repairs, maintenance, revisions
  • Immediately perceived heat or cooling effect – fast reaction time from 2.5 minutes
  • Evenly distributed heat throughout the space and throughout the height of the building
  • Absolutely quiet operation
  • No dust swirl – minimal spread of bacteria and viruses, lower cost of cleaning the building, advantage for allergy sufferers
  • High heating and cooling performance
  • Easy to install

Where is the suitable ceiling heating and cooling?

We offer 14 different types of ceiling heating and cooling

  • Halls and large buildings
  • Office buildings, congress premises, shops, schools, hospitals
  • Apartments, family houses and smaller buildings with a high claim to aesthetic design and inner comfort
  • Ideal for reconstructions of apartments, apartment buildings, office space and technological premises