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radiant heat

noun, Thermodynamics
1.
heat energy transmitted by electromagnetic waves in contrast to heat transmitted by conduction or convection.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10
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Examples from the web for radiant heat
  • Each room has hardwood floors, marble bathrooms with radiant heat, towel warmers and plush bedding.
  • The advantage of radiant heat over forced air heating is that the former heats you rather than the whole house.
  • Temperature and humidity sensors throughout the house control four heating and cooling systems, plus in-floor radiant heat.
  • The floor's radiant heat keeps the home toasty throughout the winter.
  • Hot-water heating provides radiant heat, which many people find more comfortable than forced-hot air.
  • Green soapstone is used for countertops and for one of the two sinks in this kitchen, and the floor is concrete with radiant heat.
  • radiant heat in tiled areas and spray foam insulation for max energy efficiency.
  • Hot-water heating provides radiant heat, which many people find more comfortable than forced-hot air.
  • Proper location of the heaters is essential to the uniformity of the radiant heat distributed among the trees.
  • radiant heat becomes the dominant mode of heat transfer when the fire grows in size.
British Dictionary definitions for radiant heat

radiant heat

noun
1.
heat transferred in the form of electromagnetic radiation rather than by conduction or convection; infrared radiation
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