Is there a more important place to avoid blowing dust and germs throughout the building than a hospital?
Well, maybe your own home is more important. But no one wants to go to a hospital to get well and end up with a new health problem, all because the hospital is blowing hot air and germs from other patients all over you!
Radiant heat warms objects and people rather than heating the air. This results in warmth, comfort and healthier environments, as well as energy savings.
Here are just a few of our hospital projects:
Labrador Health Centre
Goose Bay Labrador, Canada
Result: The hospital wings required a combination of under slab heating (ES panels) and radiant ceiling panels for use in suspended ceilings (2 x 4 Architectural Series heaters). The AS heaters were installed in areas where there were windows to provide for extra comfort as the heat loss is higher in this area. The under slab panels provided the main source of heat.
Result: The use of radiant ceiling panels means that heat is provided directly over the patients without the concern for air movement. In addition it eliminates issues associated with heating ducts that often transmit colds, flues, etc.
Fogo Island Hospital
Fogo Island, Newfoundland Canada
Challenges: This is a small hospital in a remote area where the average weather temperature ranges between -3C ( 27F) to -11C (12F). Reliability and maintenance were a consideration.
Results: The system works as designed without issue or maintenance since 2004.
Challenges: This hospital has a room designed to hose down individuals who may have come in contact with contaminants. Since the individual is naked and water is being applied to hose down the contaminants, the increase in body heat loss means the individual becomes cold quickly.
Results: The use of radiant ceiling panels means that heat is provided directly in the area and over the individuals directly replacing their body heat.
Stan Cassidy Rehabilitation Centre
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada
The Stan Cassidy Center is on it’s Second Building with Radiant Heat
Challenges: This is an older building and during the 1st renovation certain areas needed to upgrade the heating system without major interruptions or excess costs. This center provides rehabilitation services for the whole province.
Result: The goal was achieved by using Therma-Ray’s Radiant Ceiling Panels for suspended ceilings. These heaters (Architectural Series heaters) are painted white, easy to clean, easy to install and require no maintenance. An ideal fit for a busy center. The lounge areas and some of the staff sleeping quarters were outfitted with these heaters.
A new center was built in 2006. The current building is still being used for specific rehabilitation services.
The building’s manager recommended more AS heaters to save on costs, not only for the heating portion but it saved constructions and interior design costs as they were simpler to do without worries of accommodating or re-routing of heating ducts.
In addition the manager stated “The other panels have been working here for 10 worry free years. I wouldn’t use anything else.”