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Health & Safety

Health & Safety

ThermaSkirt has many benefits over conventional radiators, but one often under-appreciated advantage is its Health & Safety benefits.

Trips & falls onto portable gas fires, electric heaters and wood burners is a major source of injury, not only to the very young and old in the home, but also in areas such as mental health, schools and public spaces, custodial and secure centres. ThermaSkirt solves these problems at a stroke.

Concerns about burns on hot exposed surfaces & naked flames can also be eliminated by installing ThermaSkirt with the Thermiser surface temperature control.

 Infection & Asthma Control

Unlike traditional heaters & reverse-cycle air conditioning, ThermaSkirt creates virtually no convection currents (air movement) that carry dust or particles. Conventional heaters and reverse-cycle air conditioners rely on convection or forced air currents to spread their heat energy around the room. This air movement also carries these particles around the room.

This can be seen by the dirt & dust that builds up on air conditioning vents after a period of time – this is the dust and particles that can often trigger an attack in people with allergies and asthma or provide other respiratory problems.

Healthy Heat   Impossible to clean Radiators between panels
LST radiators are a major cleaning challenge

The grilles and fins associated with conventional radiators make them hard to keep clean and are seen as a health issue and potential source of infection in hospitals, schools and other public buildings.

Reducing Costs in the Care Home Sector

Radiant heat, as provided by ThermaSkirt, effectively heats the body not just the room and as such creates a warm and healthy environment at lower operating temperatures.

It's easy to clean lines and smooth contours make cleaning and maintenance straight forward.

Many hospitals and care homes are
replacing radiators or reverse cycle air
conditioning systems with ThermaSkirt

For further information, download the NHS & HealthCare brochure

Where hot surfaces are an issue, such as in hospitals, care homes or mental health units, ThermaSkirt can offer the Thermiser control system which limits the surface temperature to the desired level.

In summary;

  • Ideal for sensitive areas such as hospitals, care homes, day care centers, mental health & custodial units.
  • Surface Temperature Controls – limits the surface temperature.
 Radiant Heat is Healthy Heat

Radiant Thermal Skirting Heating in the Health Care Sector

Humans don't experience the 'heat loss' of the building, only their heat loss or otherwise into the room environment. ThermaSkirt creates an all-round comfortable ambiance in minutes from start-up – something reverse-cycle air conditioning or under floor heating cannot match.

Healthy Heat
The core temperature of an average person is 36.8°C, but the surface (i.e. skin) temperature is an average of 31.7°C. With a room design temperature of 21°C or 22°C, this means that you are actually 'heating' the room, i.e. you are transferring energy to the room. The key factor is the rate of heat loss that determines our comfort level. Too much and you feel a chill. Too little and you'll feel stuffy. It's a fine line between both and usually no more than ±2°C.

Remember the warm feeling you get from the sun even on a cold day on a snowy mountain? That’s radiant heat from 93,000,000 miles away. ThermaSkirt, like under floor heating works in the same way, gently radiating heat from all directions at low level. As a result, you feel warm even at lower room temperature settings compared to reverse-cycle air conditioning that create hot & cold spots. Virtually no air movement creates a warm ambient environment, without dryness, to provide a pleasant comfortable room using less energy.

In summary;

  • Radiant heat is infra red energy warming you – not the air around you
  • ThermaSkirt is indistinguishable from underfloor heating in its heat distribution
  • Virtually still air - creating a healthy, warm ambient environment
  • No hot spots or hot air being blown around eliminating irritating dryness

ThermaSkirt in secure unit

By being safe and secure at skirting level, it’s easy to clean and there are no health risks to the occupants.

Thermaskirt is a product from:

ThermaSkirt - A Discrete Heat Product
Centre for Assessment Ltd

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