2 very different ways of transmitting heat
How do they work?
Convection and radiant heating procedures encompass two completely different physical processes.
Convection heating heats only the air in the room in question, while radiant heating heats interior walls and objects inside the room, as well as people.
Therefore, in convection heating, the operating principle of thermodynamics comes into play. On the contrary, in radiant heat the theory of quantum mechanics is used.
Heat radiation offers a much more comfortable indoor climate than that generated by a convection heating system. Radiant heating does not develop air circulation and the air in the room does not dry out.
In addition, with radiant heating, mold will not form, which only occurs due to condensation with cooling air. For this reason, this heating system is especially suitable for allergy sufferers.
Cecather underfloor heating
The methods of radiant heat are known to us on a day-to-day basis thanks to the radiation of the sun, which heats the objects on which it falls. At home we can benefit from this method through our Cecather system and generate continued comfortable temperatures by radiant heat. Since in our case, only solid objects and people are heated. Thus, the air temperature in the room can be kept cool, which will be much more comfortable than when using convection heating.
The infrared rays used in radiant heating are electromagnetic waves. The wavelength used in our heating is in a range of 2 to 50 µm, totally innocuous values.
With the use of an efficient radiant heating system such as the Cecather system, energy can be saved in many ways. Since the air is not heated, but the objects in a room, little energy is consumed, with a necessary air exchange in hygienic terms. Convection heating, on the other hand, must heat all the air in the room to be able to reach the desired temperature again.
Here a significant percentage of the air will move, causing a constant lifting of dust particles. These stick to the mucous membranes, which is a major disadvantage especially for allergy sufferers and asthmatics and speaks against the use of convection heating.
The reduced air renewal rate caused by the calm air of Cecather radiant heat is not only allergy friendly, but is concerned with saving energy. To heat the air, traditional convection heating and a temperature difference between the air in the room and the radiator are necessary.
A radiant heating system, on the other hand, follows Stefan Boltzmann's law and behaves proportionally to the fourth power with respect to the absolute temperature.
Contrary to what happens with convection heating, Cecather radiant heating also has the advantage that it guarantees a homogeneous heat distribution and leaves no colder zone, as is the case with traditional radiators.