Optimizing the Performance of Radiant Heating Systems

D'Antonio, Peter C.
August 2006
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Aug2006, Vol. 78 Issue 8, p24
The article discusses the performance of radiant heating systems. The use of radiant heating systems in high-performance designs and green buildings is explained. A historical background of radiant heating is presented. Information on the ability of a high-performance heating systems to maximize source and system efficiency is also presented.


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