radiant heat


: heat transmitted by radiation as contrasted with that transmitted by conduction or convection

Examples of radiant heat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neither simple radiant heat—infrared light—nor convective heat, like the bubbling churn of hot fluids, can pump enough energy into the corona to explain its high temperature. Popsci Staff, Popular Science, 27 Mar. 2024 The house features solar panels, radiant heat flooring and LED lights. Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2024 The expensive remodel included replacing the roof and wood studs, knocking out walls to open up space, adding radiant heat in the floors and putting in a beautiful spa — surrounded by additional rocks and lush plants — in the front courtyard area. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 This one is covered in an array of sensors to measure radiant heat in firefighting environments. Amit Katwala, WIRED, 12 Feb. 2024 There’s radiant heat in the kitchen and bathroom floors. Alicia Napierkowski, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2024 That’s because extreme radiant heat can crack windows or cause eaves and siding to catch fire, said Eric Knapp, a research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station and one of the study’s authors. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 Two settings pump out radiant heat at either 4,000 or 9,000 BTUs, capable of warming a space up to 225 square feet. Andrew Waite, Field & Stream, 1 Nov. 2023 In the summer months, a reflective insulation kit in your garage can be a great way to block up to 95% of radiant heat. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radiant heat was in 1621

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“Radiant heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiant%20heat. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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