Assembly instructions for electric skirting heaters

Assembly instructions for electric skirting heaters using ECHL-3E as an example

The integrity of the electrical system must be considered during assembly. If one or more conductors are damaged, the skirting heater must be repaired by a trained electrician.

01.

You will require the following tools for installation, which are not provided:

  • Gloves
  • Spirit level
  • Measuring tool
  • Drill with a drill piece suitable for the wall material
  • Screwdriver
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02.

Remove the front panel from the heating panel by pulling on the upper edge as shown. Be careful not to rip off the cabling.
Position the mounting profile on the wall and ensure it sits absolutely straight and adjacent to the wall.
You must also ensure that the skirting heater is installed above the floor covering.
If several skirting heaters will be installed next to each other, connect them using the connecting elements provided.

03.

Drill holes with an 8-mm drill piece approx. 60mm into the wall. Place the dowels provided into the holes you have drilled and twist them fully into the hole. Tightly screw on the mounting profile using the screws provided.

04.

Check that there are no loose cables hanging underneath. The earth cable (green-yellow cable) should be connected to the covering panel. If this is not the case, connect the cable to connection on the covering panel.
Remount the front panel. To do so, place the plastic cams onto the bracket on the lower side (see picture on left) and tilt the front panel onto the mounting plate. Continue pressing until it clicks into the bracket. Ensure that all the brackets are fully clicked into position.

05.

To connect to the mains supply, remove the front panel from the heating panel by pulling on the upper edge as shown. Insert the cable provided into the corresponding connection.
Remount the front panel. To do so, place the plastic cams onto the bracket on the lower side (see picture on left) and tilt the front panel onto the mounting plate. Continue pressing until it clicks into the bracket. Ensure that all the brackets are fully clicked into position.

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06.

Insert the plug into one of your home’s mains power sockets.

How are skirting board heaters mounted?

Installing skirting board heating is extremely simple and thus makes this form of heating ideal for installation in historic/listed buildings. It is not necessary to rip up walls or place water pipes/cables. Space-saving skirting board heaters by Energy-com can be integrated into almost any room without any major reconstruction work and can be used in new-builds or renovation projects on old/existing buildings. The board structure is mounted across the wall using a base wall panel made of powder-coated aluminium and then surrounded by a covering panel. It does not matter whether you opt for a water-fed skirting board or an electric skirting board, because the base panel, covering panel and heating coil in both versions are of the same construction. The heating boards can be installed in just a few short steps. Additional components, such as plastic brackets, end pieces and joint connectors are accessories, which must be requested along with your order.

Connection & Commissioning

The water-fed skirting heater is connected to the hot water system in a similar way to underfloor heating using a distribution system or thermostat valve, while the electric version is simply connected to the mains supply. When selecting a system, you can choose the right wattage level to heat your particular room: for electric heaters, you can have between 125 and 575 watts; for electric models, you can select between 88 and 420 watts. We will gladly provide assistance if you are unsure what wattage is right for you. The electric skirting heater is connected to the radio-controlled room thermostat via a wireless radio control unit and switch socket, which is then used to set and control the desired room temperature.
The heating elements are supplied in lengths of 2.5m and can be cut down to size using a cross-cut saw to any wall dimension, which ensures installation is always simple and the end result will be a perfect match for your room. Mitre pieces are available from our accessories catalogue to help you precisely install heating boards around corners.
Conventional soldering fixtures or press fixtures for copper pipes can be used for joining. The standard colour is “traffic white” (RAL 0916). The panels can also be supplied in any RAL colour of your choosing. This ensures a perfect match with your room’s decor or allows you to create a striking new decorative element using your water-fed or electric skirting heating. If water-fed skirting heaters are being used over more than 15m, a device must be installed between the copper pipes to compensate for the extensive length. A compensation device piece is available from our range.
For detailed information on installing skirting heaters, including useful pictures, please see our assembly instructions.