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RP radiant ceiling panels are an ideal means of heating care homes and nursing homes.  We hope you find the following notes helpful.  For detailed product information, simply click through to the RP Radiant Ceiling Panel product page.


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RP radiant ceiling panels are ideal for use in Care Homes and Nursing Homes

There are several important considerations when selecting suitable heaters for care homes and nursing homes.

Economy

By their very nature care homes and nursing homes are 24/7 operations that require heating throughout.  It therefore follows that running costs are of paramount importance.  Energy saving radiant ceiling panels offer a more economic means of heating care homes than conventional heaters for two distinct reasons. 

  1. The panel’s gentle radiant effect means that the ‘experienced’ temperature is always somewhat higher than the surrounding air temperature.  This feature allows the care home’s thermostats to be set at a lower temperature than would otherwise be the case.
  2. Conventional heating systems produce air temperatures at ceiling level significantly warmer than at floor level.  This ‘over-heated’ air is expensive to generate and serves no useful purpose.  Radiant ceiling panels do not give rise to temperature gradient, resulting in real savings in a care home’s energy spend.

Safety

Radiant Ceiling panels can be integrated into a suspended ceiling grid or mounted onto a conventional ceiling using the brackets provided.  Either way, their mounting position negates any possibility of a care home’s occupants touching the heaters.  In point of fact, the relatively low surface temperature of the radiant ceiling panel means that there is no risk of burns even if there is casual contact with the heat emitting surface.

The spread of dust particles and other pollutants is of special concern in care homes and nursing homes.  For this reason radiant heaters are generally preferred to convector heaters or fan heaters which rely on air movement to heat a space.  Radiant ceiling panels do not produce air movement and therefore cannot stir up and distribute potentially harmful particles.

Suitability for the Environment

BN Thermic’s radiant ceiling panels have a smooth, wipe clean surface.  They are visually unobtrusive; being barely noticeable when integrated into a suspended ceiling grid or mounted onto a white ceiling.

Critically, radiant ceiling panels operate silently.  This helps to preserve the peaceful environment required in a care homes and nursing homes.

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