Radiant Panels & Sails & Energy Efficiency

Since radiant systems use water as a heat transfer medium instead of air, they use less energy than all-air systems. The heat transfer capacity of water allows for a reduction in the energy used to move an equivalent amount of heat as an all-air system. These reductions can be found primarily through reduced fan energy and the inherent efficiency in the elimination of a heat exchanger.

Panels and sailes are extremely energy efficient. All-air systems typically cool water or glycol, which in turn cools the air. Hydronic radiant systems do away with a large amount cooling coil inefficiencies and ductwork. The higher chilled water supply (CHWS) temperatures used with radiant systems, typically around 58 °F [14.5 °C], provide many opportunities to reduce energy consumption including an increased waterside and air-side economizer cycle. The increased CHWS temperature also allows for more wet-side economizer use than would be been possible with other systems where CHWS are typically ~45 °F [7 °C].

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