While there are a number of commercial radiant ceiling cooling systems available, we are here going to address residential ceiling cooling options.
From the start, it should be recognized that residential radiant ceiling cooling can be much more complicated than radiant heating ceiling systems. This is due to the need to control the dew point in the space with ventilation and dehumidification. See below regarding design.
The Ceiling: It should be noted that the ceiling is the only effective place for radiant cooling in residential systems. Radiant floor cooling provides poor heat extraction and circulation issues that are difficult to overcome in a residential setting.
Radiant ceiling cooling works by circulating cold water through the tubing in the ceiling which employs an aluminum heat transfer surface such as Ecowarm RadiantBoard. The cooled surfaces evenly extract heat energy from a room to create a seamless sense of comfort. The same ceiling panels can also be used for heating.