, that has been well specified in terms of heat output requirements, can be used as the primary heat source within an interior space. Alternatively, it can operate as an additional source of heat in combination with other heating devices.
Trench Heating creates a comfortable and welcoming environment in an interior space where there is a preference for heaters to be hidden. Electric, natural or fan-assisted water-fed convector heaters are fitted within a floor trench, or channel, typically around the perimeter of the space to be heated. Trench heating is incredibly versatile and can be used for multiple purposes.
– Room heating
A Trench Heating system, that has been well specified in terms of heat output requirements, can be used as the primary heat source within an interior space. Alternatively, it can operate as an additional source of heat in combination with other heating devices.
– Creating a heat wall curtain
Large windows are commonly a source of unwanted heat loss. A cold air flow is formed near the glass, which slips down to the floor and permeates deep into the room, creating discomfort at lower leg level for the occupants. This problem is eliminated by Trench Heating located in the floor along the glass façade. The warm air created by the in-floor convector rises upwards creating a screen alongside the window preventing the cold air radiating from the glass and penetrating the interior of the room.
– Elimination of misting on windows and glass partitions
The air temperature on the inside of a window can be reduced to such an extent that water vapour in the air condenses resulting in moisture forming on the inside of the window, causing unattractive misting. In-floor Trench Heating provides an ideal solution to this problem as the warm air flow it generates rises upwards inside the window preventing fogging and further condensation.
– Preservation of a full view in front of the panoramic window or glass facade
In a room with panoramic glazing where the view creates an enhanced perception of space, it is essential to maintain a clear uninterrupted view. The warm air flow from the in-floor Trench Heating will maintain the transparency of the window facilitating an unobstructed panorama.
– Internal Climate Control all year round
Enhanced Trench Heater models are available capable of maintaining a comfortable indoor climate during the warmer months as well as colder periods. Combined Heating and Cooling Trench heating units are available that heat the air in the winter months and cool the air in the summer. In addition, models can be enhanced to seamlessly integrate with a building’s ventilation system supporting the circulation of high quality air.