In this case study article we learn how Tansun’s infrared heaters have saved a church thousands of pounds a year in heating costs.
Tansun has helped St Michael’s Church in Wolverhampton to save over 75% on its heating costs by replacing the original underfloor heating system with highly efficient infrared heaters. The church’s congregation desperately sought a permanent heating solution to keep them warm during their services that didn’t take hours to preheat. Their previous underfloor heating had to be switched on three days before Sunday service. This meant that during the winter months the heating system had to be turned on at midday on Thursday so that the church would be warm enough for the Sunday service – a scenario that proved costly, and unsustainable for the church.
Tansun’s Apollo infrared space heaters were chosen for the refurb as they’re powerful enough to heat large buildings with high ceilings. A range of available bracketry also meant that the space heaters could be mounted at the appropriate angle to warm those below.
Talking about the effect that the install has had, Parish Priest, Reverend Father Stephen Squires, said: “We’ve tried for years to find an effective heating solution for this church and the Tansun heating system is the only one we’ve come across that provides an effective heating solution whilst dramatically reducing our heating costs.”
The results from the changeover to Tansun’s high quality space heaters are self-evident. The church now only has to turn on the infrared heaters exactly when the heat is required, adding up to a staggering 79% per annum saving on heating costs.
The Tansun Apollo A3E quartz infrared space heater is one of the largest in the Apollo range. This particular infrared space heater is a popular solution for the heating of large buildings such as factories, warehouses and areas like Saint Michael’s Church with a much larger floor space. As with the other space heaters in the range that are also used at the church, the A3E is robust, yet lightweight and has integral heat sinks built in to keep the heater’s overall running temperature low.
Tansun advised the congregation that each area of the church would require a different heating solution. This led to them installing a variety of different size and output Apollo space heaters to different parts of the church in order to suit the need of each particular area.
The Apollo space heaters are manufactured in the UK with smooth parabolic reflectors which help direct the heat outwards, giving an effective and instant heating solution. The space heater comes as standard with three phase wiring built into the heater, and is available in power configurations of 6kW, 9kW all the way up to 12kW.