Ceiling & Wall Cooling
Cool water can be used in the underfloor heating system or in a ceiling system to provide room cooling as an alternative to air conditioning. This is called Surface Cooling.
Low energy alternative to air-conditioning
Cool, not cold
Chilled water is provided by either a ground source or air source heat pump. A surface cooling system uses water at a higher temperature than that needed by an air conditioning system.
Air conditioning units can create extreme changes in temperature and produce discomfort for those closest to them.
A surface cooling system, like underfloor heating, is a radiant system. The absorbing surface - a floor, wall or ceiling - is cooled to a temperature lower than the items and occupants within a room.
If a ground source heat pump is installed for heating, the water can be simply cooled by using the ground loops, without using the heat pump