For space heating, there are radiators or panel heating systems – i.e. underfloor or wall heaters. Their task is the same: to ensure the correct, comfortable temperature.
Types of radiator and panel heater
How the heat output works
Whether radiator or panel heater, the principle is the same.
The heat source – i.e. your heat pump, your biomass, oil or gas heating system or the solar thermal system – heats water, which is transported to the respective space heating systems via the pipelines in the heating circuit.
These emit the heat to the space. The heated air rises in the room and the cooler air flows downward on the walls, which creates a convection current that ensures even heat distribution in the space.
The area of the heat distribution system equally plays a part. As such, low-temperature panel heaters create a comfortable indoor climate, whereas radiators require higher flow temperatures for the same room temperature.
Which output system is ideal for you therefore also depends on the heating system used.