FAQ / Questions and answers
Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
We gain many benefits, and above all health, because we breathe in air which is not too dry and free from dust and allergens. There is also a wide selection of floor types, the lack of heaters and clean walls. In addition, we are saving on costs of energy used for heating, up to 39%.
We guarantee maintenance of panel’s heating parameters for at least 30 years.
Any heat source (heat pumps, gas condensing boilers and high-temperature solid fuel boilers) can supply our wall heating system of Soffio panels.
The structure of the panels is resistant to high temperatures, even above 100℃. However, it may be necessary to limit the flow temperature due to thermal resistance of installation materials connected to the panels.
Yes. Soffio wall heating panel system can perfectly complement the underfloor heating system and work the same time, in series in one circuit, however the supply should be from the side of the wall panels.
The “heat pipe” used in Soffio panels has been designed to operate in a vertical layout to maximally increase heating output. Its deviation by 10° in respect to the level ensures full efficiency of the system which allows assembly on sloped surfaces of attics. However, it is not suitable for use in the case of flat surfaces such as ceilings and floors.
Due to thermal reasons there is no need to separate the panels from the wall. However, according to construction techniques, improvement of thermal insulation of the building is not an obstacle with our panels.
No. If only cold water circulates in the system of central heating, no phase transition of the substance locked in the panel takes place and no thermal effect is achieved, and the temperature of the panel remains the same.
No. There is a system of heat distribution installed over almost the entire surface of the panel and any attempt of cutting may damage it. The width of 600 mm and availability of panels with a height of 1240 mm with a possibility to shorten the height to 750 mm eliminates any need to cut them.
Radiation elements (pipes), placed inside the panel, are made of thick-walled aluminum profiles, difficult to drill through with a normal drill. Nevertheless, damage of one pipe will result in release of a very small amount of harmless substance and stop of its operation. The remaining 6 pipes will still work.
Such a need may arise when planning to mount a locker or shelf on a wall. To locate the arrangement of pipes, one would have to use a pyrometer or thermal camera during the heating season. However, this is not necessary because the pipe is located a few millimeters below the surface of the soft plasterboard. When piercing the selected spot with a sharp tool you can check if there is a pipe without fear of damaging it.
The mechanical resistance of panels is not lower than that of original plasterboards. Therefore you can hang lockers, shelves and paintings on them using accessories appropriate for a dry construction. The risk of damaging the heating elements is negligible because a concrete drill will slide down the circular, thick-wall pipe.
Soffio wall panels operate mainly through radiation, therefore blocking it with furniture will slightly limit the effect of the feeling of warmth. However, in a closed room it does not have an impact on temperature regulation because the covering furniture, while absorbing the heat, after some time will itself become a source of heat.
Due to the fact that in wall heating the heating elements are distributed over a large area, the temperature of walls is only a few degrees higher than the temperature of the air, thanks to which it does not circulate as in case of traditional heaters. Dust does not float and so our system does not get the walls dirty.
The temperature of walls in a heating season never exceeds 30℃, therefore there are no specific requirements regarding the applied adhesives, wallpapers or paints.
Mechanical properties of panels are identical to the parameters of plasterboards. Correct assembly and normal use which is intended for dry constructions gives long-term warranty of an unchanged structure of panels.
Modern heating systems require the use of water of appropriate quality in a circuit, not containing dissolved substances which may build up in the form of limescale. Therefore the build-up of limestone in a collector of our panel is unlikely. Soffio panels do not have properties causing the build-up of limescale; however, using agents for removing limescale does not pose a threat to the durability of the product.
The effect of radiation is felt even at a distance of 4 m.