Can the wall heating also be used as ceiling heating?
A very interesting alternative to wall heating is ceiling heating. It offers the following advantages compared to wall heating:
- The laying and positioning of the heating surface on the ceiling is independent of the room concept
- The walls remain freely available for furniture or other installations
- Due to the radiant heat, the heat is optimally distributed throughout the room
However, experience shows that ceiling heating is often met with scepticism in practice.
The most frequently expressed fears are
- "Hot head, cold feet"
- "No even heat distribution in the room"
- "This simply cannot work"
Due to the fact that ceiling heating is based on thermal radiation, these arguments are easy to refute. On the one hand, ceiling heating is operated at relatively low temperatures (tending to be 35 degrees in the flow), on the other hand, the mode of action of thermal radiation is completely different from that of conventional convection (see also "What is the difference between radiant heat and convection?").
As a result, the ceiling heating offers:
- No hot head and no cold feet, but a very pleasant and cozy warmth all over the body.
- An effective and even distribution of heat in the room. The heat radiation warms not only the human body but also all pieces of furniture (such as a sofa set).
- Enthusiastic and satisfied clients who have decided to use ceiling heating regularly confirm the ingenious effectiveness and functionality of this variant.
When installing the ceiling heating, it is always advisable to use a substructure and thus a suspended ceiling. The substructure should be installed in half the grid width of the panels (every 31.25 cm) and can be executed with wooden or aluminium battens.