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For a pleasant room temperature in new and old buildings

Skirting heating systems are quick to install, whether in a new building or as part of a refurbishment project. Close to the floor, they are installed on the inner room side of outside walls. Within a short space of time, a gentle veil of warm air builds up, which circulates along cold surfaces. It screens off the cold from the outside and warms the cool wall. As a result, radiant heat ensures a comfortably warm room climate.

This is how skirting heating works

The heating elements are the technical core component of the Variotherm skirting heating system. This is a copper pipe with aluminium louvres attached on top. Hot water flows through the copper pipe which heats the fins. The warmth is emitted through the wall via a physical reaction, the Coandă effect. It forms a veil of warm air along the walls. In this way, the wall becomes a supplier of heat. At the same time, the cold from the outside is screened off. 

The heating elements can be clad individually and adjusted to the interior design (such as wood or metal).

Skirting heating systems look like this

The heating elements are the technical core component of the Variotherm skirting heating system.

Where are skirting heating systems used?

  • New buildings
  • Old buildings/existing buildings
  • Historical buildings
  • Bench heating in churches
  • Medical buildings
  • In front of large glass surfaces with a parapet height of 16-30 cm
  • Effective drying of damp walls

Dry walls thanks to skirting heating

Damp walls tend to form mould. Skirting heating can prevent mould forming on the walls. Why? Because it regularly heats the entire wall surface. A skirting heating system can also be mounted as part of a refurbishment project.

Our tip: 

  • Good outside insulation can prevent damp walls and the resulting formation of mould.
  • If buildings are less well insulated, keep the outer wall free of furniture. In this way, you avoid damp walls.

Where are skirting heating systems mounted?

Skirting heating systems are installed along the outside walls. There are two reasons for this: On the one hand, they heat the room to a comfortable temperature, while on the other, they can prevent condensate forming on cold parts of the wall. This means that the wall stays dry. 

The skirting heating can be operated both with central heating systems and low-temperature systems.

Can furniture be placed in front of the skirting heating?

Variotherm skirting heating systems can be installed on the lower part of the wall, in plinths or in niches. This means that you can place furniture almost anywhere you like. However, no tall furniture should be placed directly in front of the skirting heating, since the air has to be able to flow upwards and outwards without interference.

It is important to maintain a distance of eight to ten centimetres from the wall. Only then can the system heat effectively.

Requirements for skirting heating systems

  • We recommend that skirting heating systems be installed along outer walls. The ideal solution is to mount skirting heating over 70% of the room length along the outer wall.
  • We recommend flow temperatures of between 40 °C and maximum 55 °C.

One system – many benefits

Skirting heating systems build up a veil of warm air along cold walls in just a short space of time. Thanks to the radiant heat, the room heats up quickly to the desired temperature. Depending on the design, rooms are heated within 15 to 30 minutes. Skirting heating systems can also be installed at a later date.

The benefits for you

  • Skirting heating heats up quickly – and is easy to regulate
  • Prevents mould and damp walls
  • Heating pipes run invisibly through the cladding
  • Elegant appearance – flexible design
  • Can be installed at a later date
  • Saves up to 25% heating costs

Skirting heating systems can be mounted in new buildings and old and listed buildings. A skirting heating system is the perfect solution in buildings with damp outer walls or large glass surfaces with a parapet height of 16-30 cm. Thanks to the veil of hot air, it prevents the formation of mould.

The benefits for you

  • Unusual projects can be realised
  • Different product variants – depending on the output needed
  • When renovating, existing rising lines can be used for supply
  • Variotherm supports you with your planning
  • Heating pipes run invisibly through the cladding
  • Perfect for upgrading your heating system
  • Made in Austria

Can be individually designed and with an unobtrusive appearance. The skirting heating can be adjusted to any room and integrated into the interior furnishings. Thanks to its individual cladding, the Delta skirting heating is available in over 200 RAL colours.

The benefits for you

  • Elegant appearance
  • Flexible design – a wide range of cladding options
  • Sustainable heating – low hot water temperatures
  • Ideal for refurbishment projects
  • Made in Austria
  • 10-year guarantee

Does skirting heating have any disadvantages?

  • It is more highly visible than underfloor, wall or ceiling heating, but is much more discreet in its appearance than standard radiators. It can be optimally adjusted to the interior design.
  • If built-in furniture is planned during a refurbishment project, this must be taken into account.
  • Flow temperatures of at least 35 °C.