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Skirting board heating - Energy-com in action

Skirting board heating is THE alternative for those who can’t or don’t want to install conventional heating for a variety of reasons. Whether for reasons of space, architectural peculiarities of the property, for aesthetic reasons or because you want to be more energy-efficient – skirting board heating can be used flexibly and offers numerous advantages. At Energy-com, we produce innovative heating panels that are similar in principle to skirting boards, thus enabling energy-efficient heating. As the name suggests, skirting board heating, also known as the skirting-mounted heating system or skirting board heating system, is installed approximately at the height of the actual skirting boards of a room where they join the floor and the wall.

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Advantages of skirting board heating

If you opt for skirting board heating, you’ll benefit from various advantages that other heating systems do not offer or offer only partially. The heating panels are operated with electricity or water at low cost and, thanks to the radiated heat, enable uniform heat distribution as well as a fast regulation or control via thermostats.

  • Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly
  • Energy-saving, lowers heating costs
  • Healthy and pleasant thanks to radiant heat
  • Flexible to use and operate
  • Quick and simple to assemble (retroactively as well)
  • Space-saving and aesthetic

Optimum heat utilisation as well as economical and sustainable operation, which make energy savings of up to 28% compared to conventional systems possible, are clearly some of the most persuasive features of a skirting board heating system. Apart from protecting the environment, energy efficiency and cost savings, such heating systems also offers the advantage of a pleasant room climate. The cold zones and air circulation that characterise conventional radiators do not occur with the practical skirting boards with installed heating elements. It is also not possible for the walls to cool down – an error message for mould! The even temperature is also very pleasant, as the air is neither too damp nor too dry. Allergy sufferers also benefit from the healthy indoor climate offered by skirting board heating. Further advantages: skirting board heating systems visually enhance the space, are hardly noticed, can be installed to save space in almost every property and every room and are installed quickly and easily. When will you decide for an Energy-com skirting board heating system?

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How a skirting board heating system works

You would like to know how skirting board heating works? Then get the right answer now! A skirting board heating system utilises the principle of radiant heat and heats up a room evenly, as the skirting boards with their internal heating elements are installed throughout the entire room. The heat is applied directly to the surface of the interior of the property, which allows it to spread throughout the room. In contrast to the convection heat of conventional radiators, the radiated heat produced by the skirting board heating does not descend from top to bottom, accumulating at the ceiling in the process.
A further advantage: Walls also absorb a portion of the radiant heat that is generated, which prevents them from cooling or mould from growing. Particularly in the case of non-optimally insulated exterior walls, which are often found in old buildings, historical buildings and churches, the skirting board heating system is a welcome heating alternative for maintaining the building structure. Of course, skirting board heating is also suitable for new buildings in which environmentally sound and energy-efficient heating have to be installed.

What varieties of skirting board heating are available?

We at Energy-com manufacture models as electric or water-bearing versions that are easy to install and connect. Different designs allow an adaptation to structural features, existing ambience and personal preferences. The standard colour is “pure white” (RAL 9016); other RAL colours are available on request. The electrical skirting board heating system, which is easily operated with electricity from the socket, is installed and put into operation very quickly. This is a cost-effective option of sporadically used premises, for example. On the other hand, the water-bearing skirt heating system has established itself for use in continuous operation and is connected to the existing water circuit.

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Electric or water-bearing?

Heating rods are installed in the electric skirting board heating panels, which are electrically heated by the current flowing through them. The resulting radiant heat is released to the surrounding walls and into the room, whereby its air is heated quickly and uniformly. Water-bearing skirting board heating is a larger skirting than in the electric variant, since the water ducts are made of copper. Hot water is pumped through the pipes, producing heat, which is then released into the room air. The water-bearing heating element consists of two superimposed copper tubes with a diameter of 15 millimetres and a wall thickness of 1 millimetre. The heat conducting plates consist of 0.2 millimetre-thick trapezoidal lamellas pressed onto the heat pipes. For these heat conducting plates, copper is also used as material with particularly high thermal conductivity.

Elektrische Fußleistenheizung

Als elektrische Variante wird die Fußleistenheizung schnell und einfach an das Stromnetz angeschlossen.

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Wassergeführte Fußleistenheizung

Die wassergeführte Fußleistenheizung wird an den bestehenden Wasserkreislauf angeschlossen.

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Mounting and installing skirting board heating

The entire construction of skirting board heating is mounted on the entire wall by means of a base rail made of aluminium, covered by a powder-coated panel. Thanks to a wall thickness of only 2 millimetres, this cover is hardly noticeable and is used both for the water-bearing version and for the electric heating panel. Base panels, cover panels and heating elements always form the foundation of the skirting board heating and can be assembled with just a few hand movements. Additional components such as plastic brackets, end pieces and butt joints can be ordered as accessories.
When you decide on skirting board heating, we at Energy-com select a suitable wattage, perfectly tailored to your needs and heating habits, for the heating panel. The power of the electric skirting board heating can vary from 125 watts to 575 watts, and that of the water-bearing models between 88 watts and 420 watts.

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Assembling and installing skirting board heating

The actual assembly is simple and easy, even in old or historic buildings. It is not necessary to modify the walls or even resurface them to install the heating system. After one or two days of assembly work, your modern heating system is ready for operation. For this purpose, the electrically operated heating panels are connected to the TS radio room thermostat via a switch socket. This allows you to set the desired room temperature quickly and easily.
Because the skirting board heating system strips are available in numerous shapes, they can also be fitted around corners. The skirting board heating can be easily installed even in staircases, which would otherwise remain cold. This allows each wall to be equipped with it, and virtually any room can benefit from the pleasant warmth generated by the skirting board heating system.

Assembly instruction for electrical skirting board heating

Find out how to install electrically-operated skirting board heating here.

Assembly instructions for water-bearing skirting board heating

Find out how to install water-bearing skirting board heating here.