Sometimes radiant floor heating has limitations such as radiant floor height accommodations in remodeling. Application of RadiantBoard in the ceiling for heating also has the advantages of not dealing with furniture or rugs and much higher output. The disadvantages are the sometimes-awkward accommodations required for ceiling lighting and sprinkler systems.
Ceiling Cooling with Ecowarm RadiantBoard: Overall radiant cooling is a big subject but most people will agree that the best location for radiant cooling is in the ceiling. To extract heat from a room (what cooling does) with radiant requires a big surface with cool water running through the tubing. The surface must have an aluminum surface to meet system requirements.
Application of Ecowarm RadiantBoard in the Ceiling: The application of Ecowarm RadiantBoard for ceilings is very similar to that for walls except that much care and planning must be made to accommodate any ceiling penetrations such as lighting and sprinklers. As you will rarely need to the whole surface of a room to meet the cooling load, one can leave areas blank where obstructions can occur.
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 RadiantBoard. Install the PEX tubing and nail guards over tubing at junctures with the studs. Apply the sheetrock. The mechanical installer must be sure that air can be eliminated from the ceiling section radiant tubing.