Zehnder radiant ceiling panels work on a fundamentally natural principle that is identical to the way in which the sun produces warmth. Direct sunlight on a cold winter’s day makes us feel warm and is perceived as comfortable, despite the cold ambient air.
The heating effect of the sun is produced by electromagnetic waves. This energy is then converted into heat when it comes into contact with the human body. The Zehnder radiant panels used for ceiling heating work in the same way.
The cooling effect of radiant ceiling panels is based on the same principle: in this case, people and objects in a room give off their heat radiation to the cold radiant ceiling panel.
The principle of heating and cooling ceiling systems can be used for a wide variety of rooms and buildings. Radiant ceiling systems from Zehnder have been used for decades to heat spaces up to 30 metres in height.
Their applications cover all areas of use. Zehnder radiant ceiling panels have proven particularly effective for the heating and cooling of the following applications and it has long been impossible to imagine innovative building projects being carried out without them.
An energy efficient heating system is essential for factories and warehouses. The radiant ceiling panels are the ideal heating system for these areas. It is important, particularly in a factory, to create a comfortable climate for the workers and also to be able to adapt the space to production requirements at any time. The arrangement of the radiant panels on the ceiling makes it easy to reconfigure the space later on. Radiant ceiling panels are also ideal for high-bay warehouses. They are installed on the ceiling along the aisles and warm the whole space evenly.
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Apart from heating the entire hall evenly, comfort is one of the most important considerations that a sports hall heating system has to fulfil. The radiant ceiling panel is ideally suited to this. Additionally, the radiant panel system is very energy efficient and can quickly bring the temperature inside the hall to the desired level, thanks to its low thermal mass.
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In order to achieve a comfortable climate, an energy-saving system, such as the radiant ceiling panels, is used in showrooms and exhibition rooms. However, this is by no means the only advantage that the radiant panel system has to offer. Unlike conventional air heaters, which disperse a lot of dust in the room due to the air movement they create, the radiant principle of the radiant ceiling panel means it works cleanly, without any dust dispersal. This considerably reduces the frequency with which rooms and products have to be cleaned.
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Employee performance is one of the most important considerations in an office. To keep this as efficient as possible, it is especially important for people to feel good in these spaces. This comfort can only be achieved by conditioning the air in the room with a cooling and heating ceiling. The radiant ceiling panel not only works silently but can also significantly reduce noise, e.g. caused by telephone conversations.
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The cooling and heating ceiling creates an even temperature throughout the room, wherever you are sitting. It is important to create a comfortable room climate to allow pupils and teachers to concentrate better. The energy consumption and low level of maintenance also make the radiant ceiling panel an ideal choice. Due to the low storage mass, the panels can precisely regulate the room temperature even with changing internal loads, thereby saving precious energy. Maintenance is also simple, as the ceiling is maintenance-free and protected against damage because of where it is installed.
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Two aspects have to be taken into consideration in hospitals. Firstly, the comfort of the patients and secondly, the hygiene in individual rooms. Two demands that are positively influenced by the cooling and heating ceiling. Due to the high radiant component and low air movement in the room, patients perceive the cooling and heating provided by such a system as particularly comfortable. There are no unpleasant draughts and no irritating noise – as is normally the case with pure air systems. The radiant principle of the cooling and heating ceiling minimises the movement of air in the room as well as the spread of dust, viruses and bacteria.
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The most important consideration when choosing a heating and cooling system is energy efficiency. Heating and cooling ceiling systems from Zehnder can save more than 40% in energy compared to other systems, whilst ensuring a pleasant indoor climate.
We spend almost three quarters of our lives indoors: at home, at work, during our leisure time. The indoor climate (temperature and air quality) is itself a big influence on our general well-being.
Comfort is mainly achieved by the way in which heat is transferred – radiant panels arranged evenly across the ceiling create a perfect, naturally comfortable climate.