The wall heating in the kitchen

The wall heating is experiencing increasing popularity. It can offer advantages under the right conditions, which does not have conventional heating. Also and especially in the kitchen. What has to be considered with a wall heating in the kitchen, we have summarized below for you.

Convection heating and radiated heat

First of all, it is important to understand the heating principle of wall heating. There are two different basic techniques:

  • the convection heating
  • the radiant heating

The room air does not have to be heated so much

In convection heating, the room air is heated to the desired temperature. In contrast, the radiant heating radiates most of the heat on the body and objects. The room air is heated only slightly. As a result, the feeling of 21 degrees can arise in a room that is actually 18 degrees warm. During a campfire one or the other readers may have experienced this effect before.

The wall heating requires wall surface - if possible on the outer wall

But this area is necessary. This is provided in the wall. It is the same technical principle as in underfloor heating, except that people perceive the lateral heat radiation as much more comfortable. This brings us to the other significant advantages, especially in the kitchen. The wall heating should always be mounted in the outer wall. Among other things, since this is the coolest wall. Why this is so, shows the wall heating in an old building without insulation.

Do not adjust wall heating (kitchen cabinets)

Thus, enough space for the wall heating must be available on the outer wall. In addition, the wall heating must not be adjusted by large pieces of furniture, since otherwise the heat radiation can not take place. But this leads - if the wall heating in the kitchen can be carried out accordingly - to special advantages.

Advantages: less humidity and significantly reduced mold risk

In principle, the kitchen belongs to the wet rooms, as it is cooked here and produces much water vapor. Conventionally, this humidity condenses in the coldest areas of a room. Usually that would be the outer wall. In addition, the room air is not heated as much - and colder air is known to absorb less moisture.

The wall heating in the kitchen reduces the humidity and prevents condensation where even the typical places for mold growth are to be found. In other words, wall heating literally accommodates the particular use of a kitchen.

Tips & Tricks

You can do it differently in the execution. Lehmputz has proven to be particularly effective in wet construction or in dry construction the equivalent - clay building boards. These store the heat and also do not lead to as much cracking as, for example, with very cementitious plasters.

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