Radiant ceiling panels are most commonly encountered in commercial systems doing both heating and cooling. These types of panels all have highly conductive surfaces and are also very expensive. Ecowarm is also highly conductive but far less expensive and is more easily applied in the wood frame construction seen in residential homes.
The application of Ecowarm RadiantBoard for ceilings is very similar to that for floor and walls except that much care and planning must be made to accommodate any ceiling penetrations such as lighting and sprinklers. Normally the contractor will sheath the ceiling joists with 5/8’ or ¾’ plywood and apply the Ecowarm panels to that surface according to the CAD layout provided by the factory.
Due to the small resistance encountered by radiant ceilings and the resulting high output potential you will rarely need to the whole surface of a room to meet the heating load. The ceiling cavity must well be insulated to assure minimum heat loss from the reverse side. Apply plywood to the ceiling, make accommodations for any ceiling penetrations by other trades and attach the Ecowarm RadiantBoard.