ThermaSkirt from DiscreteHeat – The skirting board that heats your home.
Manufactured in the UK, ThermaSkirt combines the heating and skirting board in one. With almost 50,000 systems installed worldwide, ThermaSkirt is the No.1 alternative to radiators and under floor heating.
ThermaSkirt is a radically simple, innovative radiant heating system disguised as a stylish, sleek and unobtrusive skirting profile. No more storage heaters, no more panel radiators and no need for underfloor heating. The product is available in Wet and Electric versions and supplied to both the domestic and commercial sectors.
ThermaSkirt is manufactured using a highly conductive aluminium alloy that radiates heat up to 5 times more effectively than steel. Radiant heat, emitted low down and all-around creates that wonderful warm environment often associated with underfloor heating, but being above ground, ThermaSkirt responds in minutes and works with any floor construction or covering. The wet or hydronic version connects onto any typical central heating system, boiler or heat pump and is available in a variety of colours and styles
ThermaSkirt is also available in an all-electric version, and whilst direct electric heating is not always suitable for every building, it is a perfect solution for smaller, well insulated buildings with low energy requirements – making it a great choice for new homes and apartments.
ThermaSkirt provides radiant heat, evenly distributed and from low level. Typically 8~13% more energy efficient than radiators on a gas boiler system, savings up to 25% can be achieved when connected to renewables such as heat pumps or solar. The Electric version features smart controls to minimise energy consumption and is also fire safe even if accidentally covered over.
The EasyClean version of ThermaSkirt was produced in cooperation with the Microbiology Infection Control Team at NHS Manchester MRI, and subsequently with the Welfare Team at Rampton Secure mental hospital for impact resistance and safety.
Providing a safe, clean and naturally anti-ligature alternative to LST radiators, it prevents injuries due to trips and falls and does not require a deep clean to help reduce maintenance costs and yet improve infection control. Being above ground, it does not suffer with the response times and odour issues associated with UFH; especially with carpets.
ThermaSkirt has been supplied to assisted living, care and retirement providers including HB Villages, Adlington Homes, Inclusion Housing, Lifeways and Places for People, Onward Homes and Specialised Supported Housing