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Baseboard heating

With standard radiators you pay at least 20 % too much for heating, because most of the heat accumulates unused under the ceiling. Heat your rooms evenly with a baseboard heating and stop paying too much.

Baseboard heating
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Baseboard heaters

Baseboard heating is an elongated radiator in the shape of a baseboard, which runs along the entire length of the wall. Similar to conventional heating radiators, warm air rises from the baseboard heater. However, this does not heat the air in the room, but only the surfaces of the walls.

The heated wall surfaces then radiate heat into the room, like a tiled stove, thus heating the room evenly. This saves up to 30 % heating costs, because a large part of the heat does not accumulate unused under the ceiling. The energy expended must heat only the wall surface - not the entire volume of air in the room.

Apart from lower heating costs, baseboard heating, as an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly heating system, ensures a healthy indoor climate. It also ensures pleasant, even heat at critical points such as the floor-wall connection. This reduces the risk of condensation and mold growth.

No matter how the property is used - residential, commercial or public - baseboard heaters are visually appealing and flexible. Baseboard heaters can be powered by electricity or water. Installation of the baseboard heater is quick and easy, as well as possible at a later date. You too can benefit from our baseboard heaters. Ask us without obligation.

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Questions & Answers

What is a baseboard heating?

The baseboard heater is an electric or water radiator in the form of a baseboard, which extends along the entire length of the wall. This radiator evenly heats the surface of the wall, which then radiates heat into the room, similar to a tiled stove, thus heating the room.

What is the cost of a baseboard heating?

The baseboard heating costs CHF 500 - 1,000 per linear meter excluding installation. Compared with a conventional radiator baseboard heaters can save up to 30% energy.

How does a baseboard heater work?

The baseboard heating makes use of the Coandă effect: it causes flowing media, such as warm air, to cling to a surface instead of detaching from it. Accordingly, the baseboard heater forms a thin film of warm air over the entire wall surface. As a result, the wall heats up evenly and subsequently radiates heat into the room, like a tiled stove.

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How much does a baseboard heater cost?

A baseboard heater for a room of 25 square meters costs approximately CHF 500 - 1'000 per running meter excl. installation.

How much can I save with a baseboard heating?

Compared to conventional heating radiators, the base heating is up to 30% more economical in consumption.

What is the cost of consumption of the baseboard heating?

A water-bearing baseboard heater consumes 20% to 30% less energy than conventional heating radiators. Electric baseboard heaters, on the other hand, cost about CHF 0.1 per meter and hour of operation. Electronic baseboard heaters may not be used as primary heaters in Switzerland.

Why is the base heating more economical than conventional heating radiators?

With conventional heating radiators, most of the heat accumulates unused under the ceiling. The baseboard heater distributes heat more evenly throughout the room than conventional heating radiators, saving up to 30% energy.

How does the baseboard heater work?

The baseboard heater uses the Coandă effect: this causes flowing media, such as warm air, to move along a surface instead of detaching from it. As a result, a thin film of warm air is formed along the entire wall surface. This allows the wall to heat up evenly, which then radiates heat into the room like a tiled stove.

What are the advantages of baseboard heating?

The baseboard heater is up to 30% more economical than conventional radiators, because it heats only the wall surface and not the entire volume of air in the room. It ensures even heat distribution without cold corners at the floor-wall transition and minimizes the risk of mold due to dry wall surfaces. The pleasant radiant heat also creates a cozy atmosphere, similar to a tiled stove.

How do baseboard heaters differ from radiators?

Conventional heating radiators heat the room through the air, which is distributed only very unevenly in the room (so-called convection heat). In contrast, baseboard heaters heat the wall surfaces, which radiate heat evenly to the people and objects located in the room (so-called radiant heat).

How is radiant heat different from convection heat?

Radiant heat is perceived more intensively than convective heat at identical room air temperatures. This can be illustrated by the example of sunbathing: If a cloud moves directly in front of the sun and thus shields part of the radiant heat, you start to shiver, even though the air temperature has not changed abruptly.

Is a baseboard heater able to heat a house independently?

Yes, water-bearing baseboard heaters can be used both as the sole main heating system and as a supplement to existing heating systems. In Switzerland, electric baseboard heating may not be used as primary heating.

Do the walls have to be free of furniture and pictures?

No, it is important that between furniture and walls there is a distance of a few centimeters, so that the warm air can rise along the wall, past. Depending on the size and nature of the pictures, they should also have 1-2 cm distance from the wall. Especially thicker pictures should therefore ideally not lie fully against the wall, so that the warm air can pass behind the pictures.

Can the baseboard heater be installed along glass fronts?

Yes, if it is a well-insulating multiple glazing, as used in new buildings, the baseboard heating can also be used for glass fronts.

How does the room height affect the heating capacity?

The room height plays only a minor role with regard to the performance of baseboard heating, especially since the wall surface is heated evenly. The temperature difference between the floor and ceiling with baseboard heating is no more than 1 °C. In poorly insulated rooms with convection heating, the heat difference between the floor and ceiling is up to 6°C.

How does the order processing work?

Our experienced experts will call you, after your contact via registration form, for an initial consultation. If you are interested, we will come to the property in question for an on-site analysis. On site, we will analyze how we can best help you, or whether a baseboard heating system is suitable for your property, or how it should be sized. On the basis of the on-site inspection we will make you an offer. On the basis of the offer you decide whether you want the installation.

How long does it take to install a baseboard heating?

Of course, this depends largely on the size of the room, as well as the amount of baseboard heaters that need to be installed. It also plays a role whether the baseboard heaters are electric or water-bearing. As a rule of thumb, we calculate approximately half a day per room with an area of 25 square meters.

How to properly size the baseboard heating?

When dimensioning the baseboard heating, we match the heat demand in terms of room size with the available power, which is primarily determined by the size of the wall surface. Often, already one baseboard heating along the outer wall is enough to heat the room sufficiently.

What factors determine the performance of the baseboard heating?

The performance of the baseboard heating depends on the size of the wall surface available. The larger the heated wall surface, the more radiant heat it can radiate into the room and the greater the heating power of the system.

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Baseboard heaters

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  1. Baseboard heaters look like baseboards.

  2. Baseboard heaters operate on the principle of radiant heat.

  3. Baseboard heaters are installed in connection between the floor and the wall throughout the room.

  4. Baseboard heaters work either electrically or water-guided, depending on the chosen design.

  5. The baseboard heater is controlled by a thermostat.
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The advantages of the baseboard heating at a glance

  1. Energy efficient & environmentally friendly

  2. Energy saving & heating cost reducing

  3. Healthy & pleasant thanks to radiant heat

  4. Flexible to use, flexible to operate

  5. Quick & easy to install, even at a later date

  6. Space saving & aesthetic
TÜV tested baseboard heaters

The electrically heated baseboard «ECHL-3_E-2000» has been tested by TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH and meets the defined requirements.

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