Advantages and disadvantages of conventional heating systems
|Convection heaters||Radiators||Tailed/wood-burning stoves||Underfloor heating||Wall heating||Skirting board heaters (Energy-com)|
|Operated with a range of energy sources (gas, oil, pellets, electricity, solar power, and many more)||X||X||X||X||X|
|No micro-dust pollution through the circulation of heated air||X||X||X|
|No formation of condensation, no risk of mildew||X||X||X|
|Even distribution of temperature across the room||X||X||X|
|Healthy radiating heat (especially ideal for asthmatics and allergy sufferers)||X||X||X|
|Negligible installation cost (quick and simple to mount)||X|
|Retrospective fitting also possible (in old buildings, listed properties, solid stone walls etc.)||X|
|Floor space is freed up for furniture||X||X|
|Heat distribution is not impaired by curtains, carpeting or furniture||X||X|
|Fast reacting controls/thermostats||X||X||X|
|Optimal energy utilisation in conjunction with solar collectors||-||X||X||X|
Skirting board heaters compared with other heating systems
Skirting heaters are available in a water-fed or electrically-powered version and, compared to other systems, are great energy-savers providing a large range of benefits. The high level of radiant heat at floor level and across the walls ensures a pleasant indoor climate to promote good health and general well-being. The comfort zone can be reached at room temperatures approx. 3 ° C lower than with conventional radiators, which not only saves energy but also saves money. Low supply temperatures and a quick reaction to control adjustments are also properties featured by skirting heaters which conventional systems do not have.
Damp walls and mildew growth are prevented since the warmth quickly and evenly spreads throughout the room and is partially absorbed by the walls to prevent them cooling down. The minimal level of convection from skirting board heaters also means that air circulation is kept minimal to avoid dust and allergens being spread throughout the air.
The low installation height and depth combined with countless additional fittings mean that the skirting heaters are highly versatile and can be installed in almost any room. They can also be mounted flush with plastering or fitted within the base of furniture. The heaters do not take up any space under the windows.
Every type of heating has its advantages and disadvantages – well, almost every type. We have compiled the most prevalent types of heating as a comparison here.