Hydronic wall heating has experienced an enormous popularity over the past 10 years in many European markets, especially Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.
The tiled wood fired stoves were the center piece and central heat source in early Alpine farm houses. These massive tile stoves were centrally located. One side facing the kitchen for cooking, baking, and hot water and the other side facing the family room, warming the interior.
The stoves, known as Kachelofen, still exist to this day in farms, ski lodges, and high end homes. The ceramic tiles surrounding the stove retain the heat from the fire and radiate warmth out to the room. They are usually secondary heat sources for nostalgic reasons and radiant heating comfort.
The Evolution of Wall Heating
European wall heating system in masonry construction ready for plaster finish.
Hydronics Manufacturing Wall Panels are ideal for American wood frame construction.
A wall heating system 1/2-inch thick, consisting of 5/16-inch tubing and receiving board for the tubing, aluminum sheeting for proper heat transmission into the room and wall board to receive paint, plaster, wallpaper or tiles for thermal storage.
Developed, patented and manufactured by Hydronics Mfg
Infrared image of heat emitted by the Hydronics Wall Panels.
Paintings by George Saal
Baby's birthday party
Black Forest Farmhouse - 1861
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