Trench Heating

Eliminate Drafts AND Lower Your Energy Costs

Benefits of AirFixture SoHo Trench Heaters:

  • Boost occupancy rates through superior thermal comfort
  • Cut your building energy costs by up to 20%
  • Easily meet LEED and well IAQ standards
  • Can be floor, wall and ceiling mounted to meet your unique project design

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“AirFixture is our preferred go-to expert for all solutions related to Underfloor Air Distribution. Their inputs help us with not only the design of the project but also successful execution and client satisfaction.”

Manjunath Swamy
Mechanical Contractor
Vortex Consulting Engineer

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Why Use Airfixture SoHo
Trench Heating Solutions?

Cut Building Energy Costs by up to 20%

Because our 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%.

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What our clients say about us

“Recently my firm was working with a high-profile financial services client requiring an Under-Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) solution in One of New York City’s most Premier buildings. Before we were even awarded the project, I knew I had to call AirFixture. Their Unit specification and construction is the top of the line and they are the quietest units in the industry. Their Air Towers remove the need for ductwork and their zoning/controls are some of the simplest I have ever seen. That coupled with the fact that the company leadership contains two of the most senior and knowledgeable leaders in the UFAD industry is simply something the competition cannot match.

Having worked with AirFixture at a past firm I know the care and thought they put behind their engineering support. They worked diligently with us to provide the most functional cost-effective design. When we were working towards our Construction Set Andy Bergman and his team had no problems reviewing several iterations of our design to ensure the end-user would be comfortable in both summer and winter conditions, and to ensure the Air Towers would meet the required sound performance so users would be comfortable from an overall environmental perspective. When we were in construction during COVID-19 in NYC, AirFixture did what it took to ensure we would have our units by or before the date they were promised to site, I could not have been happier in our choice of manufacturer.

This level of quality and communication exceeds all expectations and I often tell my clients and colleagues that I personally regard AirFixture as being the Gold Standard and the best all in one solution for UFAD. Simply put they have been and will always be my basis of design and I always look forward to my next UFAD project!”

Christopher T. Varughese

Mechanical Designer

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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.

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.

Drafts cause complaints and high costs

Use SoHo trench heating to cut all three

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Remove Harmful

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.

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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. 

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.

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Maximize 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. 

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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