Build a wall heater yourself

Wall heating is a heating technology that, when used correctly, offers many advantages and is therefore correspondingly popular. The construction is so simple that you can build a wall heater yourself as an accomplished do-it-yourselfer. How to proceed when building a wall heating yourself can be found in the following guide.

The typical heating techniques

There are two different techniques for heating rooms that are used:

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  • Convection heat (room air is heated)
  • Radiant heat (illuminated objects and bodies are heated)

Lots of potential for wall heating

Conventional heating works on the principle of convection heat. In order to perceive room air of 21 degrees Celsius out of 21 degrees, the air must actually have this temperature. With radiant heat, on the other hand, the room air temperature is around 18 degrees with a perceived warmth of 21 degrees. Perhaps you have already experienced these properties of radiant heat around a campfire in winter.

Build the wall heating yourself

Of course, this offers enormous savings potential. The construction is also relatively simple, which is why the wall heating can also be installed by a dedicated do-it-yourselfer. Just check all the prerequisites, because wall heating is not always the better heating system.

Wall heating is not equally suitable everywhere

For example, in an old building without insulation, wall heating loses its advantages enormously. On the other hand, wall heating in a half-timbered house is a very good example of the high efficiency and numerous advantages.

The insulation to the outside is particularly important

Here you will also find out that the insulation of the outside wall (either as inside insulation behind the wall heating or as facade insulation outside) is decisive for the advantages. So before you start to install the wall heating yourself, you must ensure that there is sufficient insulation to the outside.

Material and structure when building the wall heating yourself

For the wall heating you need a heating hose or. a flexible pipe. These are often made of a plastic-metal composite. The pipe cross-section must be as small as possible, since it is ultimately installed on the masonry.

The heating pipe is fastened with clamping rails. These are attached to the wall, the heating pipe is then looped (meander-shaped). You start on the wall with the inlet at the bottom and lead the line upwards. Then the other end is led downwards to the side as a drain.

Connection of the wall heating

Depending on the size of the areas that are to be provided with wall heating, several circuits connected in series should be established. A corresponding distributor box or a hot water generator with a corresponding number of distributor connections is then required for this. The distributor box also makes venting the wall heating much easier.

The dressing up or. Coating the wall heating

Finally, the wall heating is covered. You can plaster the wall heating. It is important to ensure that the total plaster thickness should not be more than 30 mm. The thicker the plaster, the longer the reaction time of the wall heating. Alternatively, you can also cover the wall heating with drywall.

Tips & Tricks Certain drywall sheets have proven to be extremely beneficial; namely clay building boards. These are downright predestined for wall heating. These clay building panels are used in both old buildings and half-timbered houses as well as in modern energy-saving houses.