radiant heat

noun

Definition of radiant heat 

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

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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 On chilly mornings, for example, a heated floor provides a high level of toe-tickling luxury for not a lot of money, using energy efficient radiant heat similar to that found in a simple electric blanket. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "Here are some of San Antonio’s most beautiful master bathrooms," 25 May 2018 The top level has an office or den with a wet bar, while the lower level has a rec room with radiant heat and a wet bar with a dishwasher and a wine cooler. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Ex-Blackhawk Niklas Hjalmarsson lists Lakeview home with optional side yard," 25 July 2017 The innovative dwelling, which had radiant heat floors and seamless indoor-outdoor entrances, earned Belluschi an award for excellence by Progressive Architecture magazine and was featured in Time and other national magazines. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Pietro Belluschi wine-country modern masterpiece sells for $1 million (photos)," 10 May 2018 Fire officials said the blaze did some damage to the home, and radiant heat damaged the neighboring house. Linda Girardi, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin garage fire causes $10k in damage," 6 May 2018 There were no injuries, Brady said, but 26 occupied homes near the main fire area were damaged by radiant heat. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, "Firefighters battle three blazes in Prince George’s, Fairfax counties," 2 May 2018 Energy-efficient radiant heat for the whole house is promoted by environmentalist and modernist. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "On the market: Homes with a toasty heated floor (photos)," 21 Apr. 2018

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1621, in the meaning defined above

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