Some commercial designers and contractors have warmed up to the idea of radiant systems. Others have stuck with traditional forced-air systems — often due to a case of cold feet.
The reality is that how to heat/cool commercial spaces is still an industry debate. However, once you dive into the details of these systems and how they operate, some stark contrasts come to light, ones that significantly impact building performance and energy usage.
In this visual guide, we’ll showcase exactly how radiant and forced-air systems stack up against one another.