An aircraft hangar is a challenging space to heat. Large amounts of heated air escape when hangar doors are opened for aviation and maintenance equipment to enter and leave the space. By heating the floor surface rather than the air, REHAU radiant in-slab heating allows owners to lower costs and reclaim control of hangar temperature.
To prove the effectiveness of hydronic radiant for aircraft hangar heating, a national third-party engineering firm performed a simulation in five US cities across four different climate zones (Zones 3-6) comparing three heating options:
- Forced-air unit heaters
- Gas-fired overhead infrared heaters
- Hydronic radiant in-slab heating
Across the climate zones, in-slab hydronic radiant heating showed up to 55% energy savings over the benchmark forced-air unit heaters.