We usually look for heating solutions that will be both cheap to operate and environemtly friendly, wall heating is the latest innovation adn is taking over the market.
Wall heating is itself more similar to floor heating, only difference is that the heat is carrieried differently.
Before we decide on heating our home it is wortth getting to know the advantages and disadvanteges of every system and decide which option best suits you and your home.
Wall heating is a type of surface heating, which in most cases aslo includes underfloor heating. Heating elements are permanently built into the walls and they heat up the room by emitting particles that are getting warmer as they go along. The heat spreads gently around the room and there is no dust created in the process, which is good for people with allergies.
Wall heating, like floor and ceiling heating, ensures that the whole room is heated evenly.
What's more important is, it is possible to have a higher temperature in wall than in your floor, the thickness of the pipe covered with plaster is smaller than with concrete in underfloor heating, which allows you to do that.
This gives less thermal inertia and lets you control the temperature more easily.
Its easier to use wall heating during summer to cool down a room rather than underfloor heating. It is perfect if you are looking to use a low temperature heat source such as gas condensing boilers, especially heat pumps and ensuring the highest thermal comfort in your room. It can be mounted on both load-bearing and partition walls,made of brick, hollow blocks or concrete elements.
Wall heating - types
There are 3 different heat methods for wall heating: air, water and electricity.
- air heating
this type of heating requires little tubes inside a wall that allows the warm air to travel inside the walls. Note that this arrangement reduces the usable area of the room.
- water wall heating
the water heating system covers up less space. The installation is based on two collectors connected by tubes, so-called registrami. They can be horizontal, vertical or wavy.
All of it is embedded in a plaster or hidden behind plasterboards. This is a much simpler solution.
- electric wall heating
this is the most common type - both in terms of convenience of use as well as assembly. Although it carries a big disadvantage with it as it has a higher price for fuel. Heating is carried out by means of electric heating cables (two-core - powered from one side or single-core - powered from two sides), which have much smaller diameters than those used for water heating.
Where to use wall heating?
Wall heating works well in homes as well as in offices and commercial facilities.
It is also a very common choice for the living room, bedroom, children's room, bathrooms and offices, waiting rooms or office rooms.
This system is definitely not recommended for the kitchen.