Heating- Types of Cooling

• Forced /Direct Cooling

With direct conditioning of the air, you will get the quickest response from the equipment onto the air that is possible.
I.E. Coming home to a cold house the air will cool down the faster because you are directly cooling the air.
You can moisten, clean and condition the air. More…
• Radiant Cooling

With radiant conditioning of the air, it will take forever to get the home cool in a desirable amount of time.
To my knowledge – no one makes this type of equipment.
The concept is the same as the earth losing heat at night into space.
I know of a couple of people who ran cold water in their radiant panels, only to find out that the humidity condensed on the panels and piping and ruined the non-stone construction of their homes.
• Convection Heat

See Radiant Cooling above.

Heating- Types of Heat

• Forced /Direct Heat

With direct conditioning of the air, you will get the quickest response from the equipment onto the air that is possible.
I.E. Coming home to a cold house the air will warm up faster because you are directly heating the air. More…

However the furniture will feel cold for some time.

You can moisten, clean and condition the air.
• Radiant Heat

With radiant conditioning of the air, you will get the slowest response from the equipment
Onto the air that is possible.

I E. Coming home to a cold house the air will warm up slower because you are directly heating the objects that will in turn raise the air temperature.

However the surfaces facing the radiant heat warm before the air gets warm.

This type of heat comes in varieties of forms, standing radiators, in floor heating slabs and tubes, Radiant panels and tubes, and even the old European wood stove which is covered with ceramic tile.

There is no way to moisten, clean and condition the air
• Convection Heat

With convection conditioning of the air, you will get an intermediate response from the equipment onto the air that is possible.

I E. Coming home to a cold house the air will warm up somewhat faster than radiant heat because you are directly heating a medium that then needs to heat air.

The objects will in turn become warm because the air temperature is rising.

There is no way to moisten, clean and condition the air.