radiant heating

1. the means of heating objects or persons by radiation in which the intervening air is not heated.
2. a system for heating by radiation from a surface, esp. from a surface heated by means of electric resistance, hot water, etc.
[1910-15]

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Heating system in which heat is transmitted by radiation from a heated surface.

Radiant heating systems usually employ either electric-resistance wiring or hot-water heating pipes, which may embedded in the floor, ceiling, or walls. Panel heating is a form of radiant heating characterized by very large surfaces (typically an entire ceiling or floor) containing electrical conductors, hot-water pipes, or hot-air ducts. With many such systems there is no visible heating equipment in the room.

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