Monday 20 February 2017

Jaga Trench Heating

Jaga Trench Heating

TrenchStyle recommends Jaga Trench Heating.

Jaga are a Premium Brand Radiator Manufacturer with UK and European bases.
Jaga are renowned for advanced and innovative radiator design, superior materials and advanced manufacturing techniques.
Their Heat Exchangers have market leading thirty year warrantys including units used in LST Radiators and Trench Heaters.

Jaga refer to their Trench and Perimeter Heating models as Canal Heating, for some reason the terminology for infloor hydronic radiators is not quite as standard as would be helpful in the heating marketplace with terms like subfloor convector also in use, at TrenchStyle we like to use the term Trench Heating!

Jaga Trench Heating is manufactured for Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Heating applications. As the heat application is so broad so is the model availability.
As with all heating applications the BTU output is the initial consideration, Jaga Trench Heaters produces heat outputs which maximise available space BTU capability. However the dimmensions of the Trench itself will often dictate the radiator outputs possible. That is why Jaga produce bespoke combined sizing with individual Trench sizes up to 4.9 Metres in length and also numerous width and depth options so you can achieve your output requirements.

Jaga Mini Canal is an ever popular Jaga Perimeter heating model for Homes, Offices and Targetted heating (such as addressing condensation on large windowed areas). The beauty of the mini canal is that the widths which can be as low as 14cm provide discrete heating which blends into the decor without being too obstrucive. This type of infloor Radiator system marks a step change in room design and frees up wall space by not requiring wall mounted heating solutions.

To ensure additional aesthetic choice Jaga provide a number of Trench Heater Grille options, variants include wood, aluminium and steel with roll up and rigid heating grilles available, and to provide further choice Jaga offer varnished and colour options, we at Trenchstyle are confident you will be able to match your decor with a Jaga Trench Heater Grille!

Jaga also offer a DBE or Dynamic Boost Effect option on the Mini Canal DBE, this is a ultra low noise fan which draws air through the heat exchanger and expels it into the room, this fan assisted trench heating provides a significant BTU boost to your trench heater.

The Mini Canal DBE unit fan works on temperature, basically if your central heating cuts in or your thermostic valve opens the fan will start and visa versa.

For Commercial and Industrial Trench Heating Jaga Canal Plus and Jaga Canal Compact fit the bill with their greater depths and widths allowing significant BTU outputs to be generated by these infloor radiators. As with the Mini Canal the Canal Plus and the Canal Compact can be supplied with Jaga DBE Technology (Fan Assist BTU Boost).

Jaga have a number of other models in their Trench Heating Range including Micro Canal, Quatro Canal and Clima Canal. These models are slightly more complex and can provide cooling aswell as heating and may be utilised in more complex building management systems.

Contact Trenchstyle for the information on the Full Range of Jaga Trench Heater Solutions!

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Saturday 18 February 2017

Trench Heating Frequently Asked Questions

Trench Heating Frequently Asked Questions

I am looking to fit a Trench Heater next to a window, does it matter which way I mount the Trench Heater?

Generally No, You will need to consider piping although the majority of manufacturers including Jaga have supply and return at the same end for ease of fitting.
If you're unit is a fan assisted Trench Heater it is recommended you fit the fan side closest to the window, this will allow a full interupted heat curtain to form minimising condensation and cold areas adjacent to the windows.

Can I run several Trench Heaters in Series, IE Pipe one to the next etc?

Trench Style do not recommend running Trench Heaters in series as the heat available to each Trench Heater will reduce as the pipe progresses from Trench Heater 1 to 2 to 3 etc. You can however run them in Parallel as per a traditional 2 pipe radiator system. Your Plumber or Heating Engineer will assist you with this but Trench Heaters are generally fitted the same as standard radiators.
In addition at TrenchStyle we have Trench Radiators with lengths up to 4.9 Meters.

How do I control the Temperature of a Trench Heater?

Trench Heaters are effectively infloor Radiators, we recommend a thermostatic valve set with a remote sensor, this generally comes as a discrete mounted head which senses the room temperature and acts on the thermostic valve opening or closing as per a traditional radiator.

Why would I consider a Trench Heater with Fan Assist?

A Trench Heater with a Fan Assist provides a BTU Heat boost and increases the output possible for the same size unit. The heat will also travel into the room much quicker as the forced draft circulates the air beyond that of a natural convection heat timescale.
Another benefit of the Jaga DBE Fan assist is that the ultra quiet fan comes on and goes off with water temperature IE with your central heating system.

Are Trench Heaters Suitable for Homes?

Yes Trench Heating is perfect for Conservatories, Large windowed areas or anywhere wall mounted Radiators are not desired for aesthetic reasons.

Does Trench Heating work like normal central heating radiators?

Yes the BTU outputs are comparable, hook up is via 2 pipes, control can be by various methods including TRV with discrete in room sensor head.

What kind of Grilles come with Trench Heating?

Grilles can come in numerous materials including Wood, Aluminium and Steel with colour and varnish options. Trench Heating Grilles can also be specified Rigid or Roll Up.

Is Trench Heating with Central Heat Supply cheaper than Electric Heaters?

Central Heat as a rule is cheaper than Electric, Electric has the benefit of the heat being paid for directly at the room it is fitted with minimal losses, however generally if you have central heating you would benefit from ongoing savings in fitting a Centrally heated radiator solution than an Electric system.

Can I specify the Lengths for Trench Heating?

Trench Heating is available in numerous lengths, has lengths of up to 4.9 Meters supplied as single Trench Heaters units (This is due to delivery capability and for handling purposes). However these can be run in lengths as required to suite your needs.

Does Trench Heating have any obvious benefits?

  1. Discrete
  2. Stylish
  3. Perfect for Large windowed areas
  4. Ideal for Conservatories
  5. Requires no wall space
  6. Can be used with existing Central Heating.
  7. Choice of Grille Matterials and Colours
  8. Functional Heating
  9. Can be fitted by Plumber (Fan Assist required Electrical Supply).

How do I level Trench Heating?

Your Builder or Carpenter or Self will have prepared a base and generally the Trench Heating manufacturer provides levelling mechanisms which can allows movement and levelling of around 6cm which will easily allow for any issues with the floor level. The adjustments are straight forward and generally likely to take 10 - 15 minutes to get perfectly level.

Is the Trench Heating casing Insulated?

At we offer options of base insulation or 3 sided 5mm insulation on our Mini Canal products, as standard the trench heaters are not insulated and only generally require insulation if the trench unit is not within a duct or complete trench but is open to an open underfloor etc.

Where can I get further advice on Trench Heating?

Contact Us at Trenchstyle - 0208 720 7062 /