radiant heat


Definition of radiant heat

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

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The theory is simple: heat a ceramic element with flame and then let the radiant heat from the element do the actual cooking. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, "Fire Fest! The 5 Best Portable Grills You Can Buy," 6 July 2019 The solar panels power all the appliances, the radiant heat and the air conditioning—as long as the sun is shining. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "The Homes Where Families Go Off the Grid," 27 Sep. 2018 The plaza will have radiant heat, warming it from below, so the food hall will have an all-season patio facing Zillman Park. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bay View will get a food hall and market called Flour and Feed in the new Kinetik building," 17 June 2019 But the fire crews were hindered by low water pressure and damaged sprinkler systems and by intense radiant heat gusting between combustible structures. New York Times, "The Day the Music Burned," 11 June 2019 Unlike a standard grill, which uses convection, or hot air, to cook food, an infrared grill, which is fitted with a wire-mesh, ceramic, or high-temperature glass panel, uses radiant heat. John Loecke, ELLE Decor, "Shopping Guide: Outdoor Grills," 3 Apr. 2010 Solution: Warmth is transferred through the attic to the living space mostly by radiant heat. Henry Gifford, Popular Mechanics, "Your House Is Bleeding You Dry. Here Are 9 Steps To Save You Money.," 8 Aug. 2018 There is also an outdoor courtyard, a home theater, a gym, a wine cellar and a hydronic radiant heat system that melts snow on the stoop, Mr. Dankner said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Manhattan Townhouse Sets a New Record," 11 July 2018 The shell material reflects radiant heat back toward your body, helping maximize warmth without adding bulk or weight. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "Plan Your First Backpacking Trip," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of radiant heat

1621, in the meaning defined above

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