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Skirting board heating: Information for professionals

Energy-com baseboard heaters are manufactured by us in Germany and are characterised by first-class material quality, high energy savings and simple installation. Whether you decide on a water-carrying baseboard or on a electric baseboard heaters, one thing is certain: you are choosing a modern heating technology that ensures a pleasant indoor climate. The performance data of our baseboard heaters also speak for themselves! We have compiled all the important information about assembly, installation, performance and more.


Find out what needs to be considered during installation and how the installation of our baseboard heaters can be implemented quickly and easily.

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Grafische Darstellung des Wärmeaustausch mit Heizleisten

Radiant and / vs. convection heat

Thermodynamics and quantum mechanics

Radiant and convection heating methods are based on two completely different physical processes. Convection heating heats only the air in the room to be heated, whereas radiant heating heats the outside wall and the objects in a room. Convection heating therefore uses the effects of thermodynamics. In contrast, with radiant heat, the theory of quantum mechanics comes into play. Radiant heat creates a much more pleasant room climate than convection heating. Radiant heating does not develop air circulation and the room air is perceived as less dry. In addition, the radiant heat means that mould can no longer form, as condensation only forms when air cools down. For this reason, this heating system is extremely suitable for allergy sufferers.

Grafische Darstellung von Strahlungswärme durch Sonneneinstrahlung

Profit from the sun

Radiant heating works like the sun's rays

We are familiar with the method of radiant heat from everyday life thanks to the sun's rays, which heat the objects on which they strike. In our own home, we can now benefit from this method and continuously generate cosy temperatures by means of radiant heating. Here, too, only solid and liquid objects are heated, which give off the heat to the room. The air, however, is diathermic, i.e. permeable to the heat rays that are generated. This means that the temperature of the room air can be kept cooler, which is perceived as much more pleasant than when using convection heating. The infrared rays used in radiant heating are electromagnetic waves. Their wavelength used in radiant heating is in the range of 2 to 50 μm, which is completely harmless.

Low air exchange rate

Energy saving through radiant heating

The use of efficient radiant heating can save energy in several ways. Since it is not the air but the objects in a room that are heated, only little energy is consumed during a hygienically required air exchange. Convection heating, on the other hand, must first heat up the entire room air again to restore the desired temperature. In the process, a considerable amount of air is moved, which also leads to a constant stirring up of dust. This settles on the mucous membranes, which is a major disadvantage, especially for allergy sufferers and asthmatics, which speaks against the use of convection heating. The lower air exchange rate due to the still air of radiant heat is not only allergy-friendly but also ensures further energy savings. In order to heat the air, a conventional convection heating system requires a temperature difference between the room air and the radiator. Radiant heating, on the other hand, follows Stefan-Boltzmann's law and behaves proportionally to the fourth power in relation to the absolute temperature.

Radiant heat vs. convection heat - The differences

While conventional radiators, also called convectors, release part of their heat energy transported by the water into the ambient air to raise the room temperature, Energy-com baseboard heaters use radiant heat. They heat the wall surfaces and objects in the room, from where the heat is emitted as radiant heat into the entire interior and distributed evenly. Thus, radiant and convection heating methods are based on two completely different physical processes. Convection heat works according to the principle of thermodynamics, radiant heat according to the principle of quantum mechanics.

Radiant heating offers many advantages

Our baseboard heaters work like other radiant heaters and can be compared to radiant heat from sunlight, which heats the objects that are hit by the sun's rays. The heating coils in our baseboard heaters are heated depending on the model selected electrically or water fed and create a much more pleasant indoor climate than is possible with convection heat. The radiant heat generated by the skirting board heating does not develop air circulation and creates a room air that is perceived as less dry. No condensation is formed, which minimises the risk of mould growth, and the walls cannot cool down. For allergy sufferers and asthmatics, a heating system based on the principle of radiant heat is the best choice!

Radiant heat helps save energy

In contrast to convection heat, however, radiant heat also offers the advantage that it ensures an even heat distribution in the room and does not create cold zones, as they very well occur with conventional radiators. The use of radiant heating can save energy in several ways. Since it is not the air but the walls and objects in the room that are heated, no further energy is required to reheat the fresh air when the air is exchanged. A convection heating system, on the other hand, has to heat up the entire room air again in order to reach the desired temperature again. In the process, a considerable proportion of the air is circulated, which leads to dust turbulence. The lower air exchange rate due to the still air of the radiant heat also ensures further energy savings.

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Electric baseboard heaters

Water-bearing model ECHL - 3

Water-bearing model ECHL - 3D

Water-bearing model ECHL - 3L

Water-bearing model ECHL - 3LD