Top Tips on Installing Radiant Heating in Your Large Space

Radiant heating is a cutting-edge technology that offers efficient and comfortable warmth to large spaces. Unlike traditional heating systems, radiant heating works by transferring heat directly to objects and people in a room, providing a more even and cosy warmth. Let’s explore what radiant heating is, its applications in various sectors, and offer valuable tips on installing it in large spaces to ensure efficiency and longevity, as well as cost savings to your energy bills.

Understanding Radiant Heating

Radiant heating operates on the principle of heat transfer through electromagnetic waves. Unlike traditional convection systems that heat the air, radiant heating warms surfaces, creating a more consistent and energy-efficient environment. Overhead radiant heating, in particular, involves installing panels or tubes in the ceiling to emit infrared radiation, ensuring even distribution throughout the space. Reznor’s radiant tube heating range caters to many types of large open buildings, with key benefits such as increased thermal efficiencies by up to 90% and an option for bespoke installation for more complex solutions.

Sectors that could benefit from installing Radiant Heating:

Industrial Buildings

Radiant heating is ideal for industrial settings where maintaining a specific temperature is crucial. Overhead radiant heating systems help prevent heat loss by directly warming objects and surfaces, ensuring a comfortable working environment for employees and customers.

Take a look at this example of using radiant heating at one of the UK’s leading trailer and bodywork manufacturers.


In large warehouses, efficient heating can be a challenge, especially with frequently opening doorways and tall ceilings. Radiant heating provides an effective solution by evenly distributing warmth across the space. This not only enhances employee comfort but also protects stored goods from temperature fluctuations.

Sports Hall Facilities

Maintaining optimal temperatures in sports facilities is essential for both athletes and spectators. Radiant heating systems can be strategically placed in overhead areas to provide warmth without the need for large, energy-consuming heaters. This ensures a comfortable atmosphere for sporting events and practices.

Radiant heating can be used in many other large spaces from Education to Retail and Exhibition Halls, essentially spaces that accommodate for many people.

Installing Radiant Heating: Ask an Expert

Installing radiant heating in large spaces requires careful planning and professional expertise. Here are some key tips:

Consult with a Professional

Engage with experienced heating professionals to assess your space and determine the most suitable radiant heating system. They can provide valuable insights into the design, placement, and capacity requirements for your specific application.

Proper Insulation

Ensure that your space is well-insulated to maximise the efficiency of the radiant heating system. Proper insulation prevents heat loss, allowing the radiant panels or tubes to work more effectively.

Types of Radiant Heating to choose from include:

Vision Tube Radiant Heaters

• Fuel savings of up to 75%, compared with conventional heating systems

• Up to 15% more effective than standard radiant tube heaters

• Particular ranges can be mounted in linear or U tube herringbone configurations

• Straight-forward annual maintenance

Model Range:

• VSUTE ‘U’ Tube

• VSLIE Single Linear 

• VSDLE Double Linear

Sonning2 OHA - continuous gas fired radiant tube heating system

These units are designed specifically to suit the building it is required to heat, becoming a go-to choice for sustainable radiant heating. Installed at high level, these units are ideal for areas such as aircraft hangers and factories.

Regular Maintenance

Schedule routine maintenance checks to keep the radiant heating system in optimal condition. This includes inspecting components, cleaning surfaces, and addressing any issues promptly to prolong the system's lifespan.

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In conclusion, radiant heating is a versatile and energy-efficient solution for large spaces, providing comfort and cost-effectiveness across various sectors. By understanding its benefits and consulting with experts during installation, you can ensure a warm and productive environment for your industrial building, warehouse, sports facility, or any other large space.

Are you looking for a bespoke industrial heating solution?

At Reznor, we have a highly-experienced team of in-house designers and engineers, who can work with your industrial or commercial space and create a heating solution suited to your business. Request a bespoke design for radiant heating in your space, which include drawings, quotes and a site visit if applicable.

At Reznor we are here to support the HVAC industry with all of the tools you need in one place. But if you do have a query, our FAQ’s area will be sure to have the answers you need.

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