One of the many challenges when designing a new space is how it is heated. Be this an extension to an existing dwelling, a new build, or a refurbishment of an older building, heating a space provides significant M&E challenges that must be overcome on each project.
The use of electricity as a heat source removes many of these challenges. There is reduced requirement for hidden pipework within walls and ceilings, and therefore a simpler design can be implemented.
Using NUCLR as the primary heating method for a space will not only reduce a project’s dependence of M&E design and limitations, but also incorporate heating without the use of bulky radiators or electric heaters.
NUCLR’s infrared heating projects warmth across a room creating a comfortable, uniform environment. Not only this, using NUCLR as a primary heat source also carries the added benefits found with an anti-condensation and anti-chill installation.
When heating a space, it is important to calculate how much power is required. When specifying heated glass to a project, the following is recommended:
- An area of glazing equivalent to at least 20% of the floor space for a standard height room (up to 3 metres)
- A calculation based on 80W/m2 of floor space being necessary to heat the space*
Due to the high efficiency of infrared heating, 80W/m2 of power is a guideline, rather than 100W/m2 with other forms of heating. Using these guides, we can propose appropriate heating solutions for most projects, ensuring maximum efficiency and comfort within the space.