radiant cooling with electricitygreenspun.com : LUSENET : Green & Sustainable Building Design : One Thread
A reader asks:
I went online to try to locate a product I saw on a home improvement show once, and I couldn't find it, but I found your website. So I am writing to ask, do you know of a manufacturer of radiant floor cooling systems that DO NOT utilize water for cooling, but rather use electricity?
I saw a company that had these panels that get laid into the flooring, and they run on electrical power and use no water, for radiant floor cooling - ANY IDEA WHO MAKES THESE?
Appreciate any tips you can give me ... thanks!
-- chris schaffner (email@example.com), September 27, 2003
Unfortunately, I don't have any info on electric chilled floors. There are several companies who can provide electric radiant floor heating, but I've never heard of a similar system for cooling.
Perhaps another forum reader has an idea?
-- chris schaffner (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 27, 2003.
Its called a peltier inverter
-- JSM (email@example.com), May 27, 2004.
I am afraid that electric cooling does cannot exist, because cooling systems always take heat from one place and dump it somewhere else. Water cooled radiant panels absorb heat from a room and expel the heat elsewhere. Electricity is only able to produce heat through resistance.
-- Charles Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 16, 2004.
it's can be done by electricity for chiller floor or panel based on semiconductor's thermal-electricity priciple,but it's not feasible by economics. i think it's not compitive this time.
-- lcshi (email@example.com), October 14, 2004.