Trench Heating

Eliminate Drafts and Lower Your Energy Costs.

Use AirFixture’s SoHo floor trench heaters to…
  • …boost occupancy rates through superior thermal comfort.
  • …cut your building energy costs by up to 20%.
  • …easily meet LEED and WELL IAQ standards. 
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Why Use AirFixture’s SoHo Trench Heating Solutions?

Cut Building Energy Costs by up to 20%

Because our floor trench heaters take advantage of natural convective currents and multiple heating sources to deliver heat, our SoHo line will significantly cut your energy costs – by as much as 10 to 20%.

Raise Occupant Satisfaction Rates with Improved Thermal Comfort

You can place SoHo trench radiators around each room’s perimeter. This will offer even heating and virtually eliminate all draft, keeping your occupants comfortable in all areas. 


Remove Harmful Contaminants

Dust, pollen, smoke, and other toxic substances can cause major health problems. Because a trench system will deliver a gentle and continuous airflow, contaminants aren’t unduly disturbed, allowing them to settle much easier.

Increase Floor Space & Boost Aesthetic Appeal

With our recessed trench heating units, you will free floor space by removing radiators from the walls and, instead, place them under the floor. 

Trench heating grilles

You can also get trench heating grilles in many different finishes and styles, which you can then match to your unique decor and boost your building’s visual appeal. 

 

Boost Your Property Value

Be it commercial offices or residential buildings, our trench heating solutions will enable you to increase occupancy-rates through better thermal comfort and aesthetic appeal. This will add to your property’s value. 

Our Soho Fan Boosted Trench Heating Terminals are…

  • …available for any trench heating design.
  • …fully customizable to your unique decor.
  • …compatible with both water and electrical heating sources.

 

AirFixture’s line of SoHo fan-boosted trench heating units will exceed your demanding heating needs. No matter your building design or decor, you can customize our trench heating systems to meet your unique project needs.

Drafts Cause Complaints & High Costs

Use SoHo Trench Heating to Cut All Three.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Perimeter & Trench Heating?

Trench Heating offers improved comfort, health benefits, energy savings, and design flexibility over traditional heating and cooling systems. 

Designed to fit within “trenches” in the floor, these trench radiators connect to your heating units and use both natural convection and fan assistance to eliminate drafts.

Trench heather over carpet

In addition to improving occupant thermal comfort, trench heating doesn’t sacrifice wall space — it frees up space and boosts your building’s aesthetic appeal.

What Are Trench Heaters?

Trench heater units are the key components to a perimeter heating system.

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They are available in both hydronic (water) and electric configurations, and which one you use will depend on the type of heating source to be used. Instead of attaching radiators to the walls, these devices draw air through a grille, heat it, and then allow it to radiate throughout the space.

Hydronic fan terminal units can work with hot water boilers, natural ground heat sources, and solar-heated water systems. Electric trench heaters connect to the building’s electrical system and use heating elements to provide fan-assisted heating.

Regardless of the type, their strong heat output makes them both an ideal primary heat source in addition to providing secondary heating to eliminate downdrafts.  

How Does Perimeter Heating Work?

This setup is referred to as perimeter heating because the trench heaters are arranged around the room’s edges, providing a constant heat source around the perimeter.

Because the grilles are recessed, they dramatically improve the available floor space without having to sacrifice superior heating capability.

As an alternative to using trench heaters, pedestal heaters can be placed at floor level. Pedestal heaters are available in a range of designs and styles, are easier to install, and can greatly enhance a room’s aesthetic.

Trench heathers

Placing the heating units along the perimeter is an ideal way to combat draft zones. Traditional heating systems force heated air into a room that will be chilled again when it comes into contact with windows or outer walls.

But with trench heating, the airflow draws the cooler air into the trench along the radiator fins, ensuring a continuous warming cycle.

Contact us today to learn how AirFixture and SoHo’s trench heating units will deliver superior comfort and lower your building operating costs.