Baseboard heating – suitable for your home?

A skirting board heating, also known as base heating, is an alternative heating system that can be found in Germany in not many homes, but certainly offers many benefits. Unlike conventional heaters, baseboard heating is barely visible and ensures a consistently pleasant indoor climate. Here you can find out what advantages this heating offers you and when such a purchase is worthwhile for your home.

What is a baseboard heater?

As the name implies, a baseboard heater is installed at the height of the skirting board and emits efficient radiant heat from there. It can be powered by electricity and water. A stream-based model is a great and inexpensive alternative to an expensive heating, especially for small rooms or rooms that are little used. Water-carrying systems are connected to the in-house water cycle and are suitable for continuous operation throughout the house. The installation of the systems is very simple, unlike radiators. Information on the topic of construction and installation of baseboard heating is available on With baseboard heating, you not only have the choice between water or electricity-carrying systems, the choice of design is up to you. In addition to simple white models, you can choose between many color alternatives that fit exactly to the color concept of your home. Heaters with integrated LED lighting provide a special eye-catcher and wonderful indirect lighting.

Save energy with a smart thermostat

Baseboard heaters work very efficiently. However, if you want to heat particularly environmentally friendly and cost-effective, should invest in the beginning even in a more expensive thermostat. Digital models automatically control baseboard heating. They turn off when the desired temperature is reached, and detect when the window is open and turn off for that period. Devices that are connected to a smart home system can detect the presence and absence of residents and heat the rooms accordingly.

When is the purchase of a baseboard heater worthwhile?

A baseboard heater can be installed cost-effectively and directly in the interior of the wall, whereby no prying the walls is necessary. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for listed buildings, old buildings, churches or conservatories. But also for less used rooms or apartments, it can be considered.

The baseboard heater gives off a pleasant direct radiant heat. With it cold walls and a heat accumulation directly under the ceiling belong to the past. The baseboard heater directly transfers heat to the walls, which then gradually deliver them to the room. It prevents mold growth and helps to preserve the structure of old buildings. This efficient heat release makes it a sustainable solution to conventional heating systems.Cold can not penetrate the walls, ensuring a consistently pleasant indoor climate and constant humidity.

Advantages and disadvantages of baseboard heating at a glance

advantages disadvantage
– Well-being climate and constant humidity – Current-based systems are not suitable for continuous operation on large areas, otherwise too costly
– efficient operation
– Prevention of mold and preservation of the building fabric
– efficient radiant heat
– easy construction
– aesthetic design