ERHS supplies and installs modern ESWA electric ceiling heating systems that work by using the ceiling as a low temperature, large surface area radiator. Insulation is installed above the elements to prevent heat loss upwards. The system gently warm the surfaces of the room, which then warm the air within the room by conduction, rather than over heating the air directly like old fashioned, less efficient heating systems.
Advantages of the ESWA ceiling heating systems
We specialise in ceiling heating installations that offer gentle, natural heat for superior levels of comfort at a lower air temperature, requiring less energy and lowering fuel cost.
ESWA Ceiling heating elements were originally designed in 1939 and have undergone several changes and evolutions over the last 70+ years. The elements now consist of a metal foil of less than 0.2mm in thickness, which is cut in such a way that it produces a continuous meander pattern of current carrying strips. This is sandwiched between two layers of plastic and hermetically sealed. The plastic “envelope” is a material with a higher melting point than the metal element itself, eliminating fire risk from exposed conductors. Finally a patented connection box that enables simple and easy connection to the wiring is fitted and the element tested and sent out as a fully factory finished element ready to be installed.
Ceiling heating installation
ESWA Ceiling heating elements come in standard sizes and wattages, which are shown on a plan for the guidance and instruction of the installer, enabling the installation to be checked easily. There are three main ways to install the ceiling heating elements:
- ESWA elements are normally fitted to the underside of the ceiling support, be they wooden joists or battens or metal grid. The ceiling face, normally plasterboard (but other materials are possible please contact us for details), is then fixed to the supports, taking care to secure through the reinforced fixing area of the element.
- In situations where a double layer of plasterboard is required, the ceiling heating element must be sandwiched between the two layers of board with a spacing strip between the element and first layer of board.
- If the ceiling is accessible from above it is possible to install the ESWA element on top of the existing ceiling board before the insulation is put in place.
For further information about how to install ESWA heating elements, or for advice on trickier installations, please contact us to speak with one of our ceiling heating installation experts.
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