Trench heaters. Perhaps not the most popular or common word - on the other hand, it is one of the most widespread solutions within home heating right now - and with good reason. So, if you are in the process of building a new house, you should read along.
A trench heater is basically a radiator that is placed in the floor under a grate. It releases heat like a regular radiator but doesn't take up space in the room like a radiator does. Trench heater are preferably placed in front of large window sections and glass doors to compensate for the cold that inevitably enters the home from here.
The reason why trench heaters have gained traction with many new builders is the desire to offer light and a view inside. The large open spaces - kitchen-dining room, conservatories, and orangeries - with large glass facades can therefore be found in many new homes. But when you invite nature and light in, cold drafts are a natural companion. Trench heaters can thus be advantageously placed along the glass facade and act as a kind of air curtain, so that the cold air is balanced with the heat from the trench heaters. In this way, cold drafts from the windows are eliminated, which prevents condensation, and the temperature is felt constant throughout the room. You can then ask whether ordinary underfloor heating can't do the trick, but with the large glass facades, extra heat is required to compensate for the cold - even if the house is well insulated. Classic radiators, on the other hand, can relieve the cold, but there are advantages to choosing floor convectors in that case.
There are several advantages of trench heaters in addition to their good heating properties:
At Hudevad, we offer trench heaters in many different materials, colours, shapes and sizes. Thus, you can choose the exact look and design that best suits your home.
We offer trench heater grilles in several materials:
At Hudevad, we have over 85 years of experience as a leading manufacturer and supplier of Danish radiator design and quality. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Hudevad Terra trench heaters, you are always welcome to contact us.