Whether you need heating for your office, shop, café, restaurant etc JEM can help.
What’s the difference?
There are numerous types of electric space heating including:
- Panel heaters
- Storage heaters
- Under floor heating
- Insulation (to reduce need to heat and heat loss)
- Airtightness (to reduce heat lost through unintentional air leakage)
- Heating Controls (to restrict heating time and temperature)
These heaters use electricity to produce heat immediately and are 100% efficient at their point of use – that means if it consumes 1000 Watts of electricity it produces 1000 Watts of heat.
Control can be through a system so that it is comparable to the systems used to control Gas Fired Central heating.
There are some versions that great claims are made about by their manufacturers but at the end of the day they are panel heaters and apart from arguably looking better than standard versions there is not much more to them to justify the increased price.
|Typical panel heater|
These heaters use electricity via a tariff known as “Off Peak”. Economy 7 heating takes in electricity Midnight to 0700hrs and stores the heat to be released during the day. The cost of the electricity is reduced but the Peak rate is slightly increased.
Whilst having cheap heat may sound good you need to consider the heating season is not all year round and paying more for day time units in the summer makes them less attractive.
There are basic versions and more intelligent systems, the basic system costs less to buy but isn’t as controllable. The more intelligent systems cost more to buy and install but are more controllable so cost less to run and are likely to produce the lowest whole life costing.
|Typical basic storage heater|
Electric Under floor heating
This uses a heater mat under the tiles / laminate and is 100% efficient at the point of use. Heat rises so it will come as no surprise to you that with under floor heating you can lower the temperature of the room thermostat, as your feet are warmed you feel warmer sooner.
|Typical under floor heating mat
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For advice or to discuss a solution to fit your needs and budget, contact Brian Moughtin at JEM Mechanical and Electrical. Use the contact form on the right, call 01484 664301 or 07979 397834 or email , and we will be in touch as soon as possible.