Churches and Heritage building heating
Keep your congregation and visitors warm all year round with powerful and efficient electric radiant heating.
The only truly effective, money-saving heating solution
It’s a win-win solution: your congregation and visitors enjoy instant comfortable warmth and you enjoy the cost-saving benefits of efficient shortwave infrared heating, whilst reducing your carbon footprint at the same time!
SunSwitch church heaters produce instant shortwave infrared warmth, just like the sun. This is the most eco-friendly man-made source of heat because it does not heat the air but creates an instant pool of warmth, which directly warms people and will not rise to the ceiling or drift away with air movement. This helps to keep your congregation warm without wasting money, unlike with conventional heating systems that warm the air which can then drift away!
Because there is no dispersion of the heat SunSwitch infrared heaters are incredibly efficient and can save you up to 70% on your electricity bills compared to traditional air heating systems.
Furthermore, SunSwitch electric warehouse heaters cost much less to buy and run than alternatives and are virtually maintenance-free. No contest!
Churches and heritage buildings and halls are notoriously difficult to heat. They are usually poorly insulated by modern day standards, and may have thick stone walls and floors, so may have a high thermal mass. This means they take a long time to heat up, using a lot of energy in the process. This is an issue because most churches, heritage buildings and halls are occupied only intermittently, e.g. just a few hours a week for worship.
The high ceilings make it all too easy for the air warmed by conventional heating systems to rise to the ceiling where it’s of little use to the congregation; this is known as heat stratification and is a significant problem when trying to heat large spaces resulting in a waste of both heat and money.
Traditional heating can be very damaging to older churches, particularly where they are subjected to weekly heating cycles. It is only in the last 150 years that we have sought to heat churches and often the signs of damage are evident. The thermal and humidity shocks caused by warming air, coupled with the release of moisture from people, produces condensation on cold walls, timbers and artworks. This presents a tremendous challenge for conservation as the damage is cumulative with long term implications. The black mould spots of the Stachybotrys fungus, dry rot and wet rot are all too familiar.
SunSwitch shortwave infrared provides a completely different heating technique with major benefits, including energy efficiency and being safe for the building itself.
Bespoke Control Panels
Our off-the-shelf controllers listed below go up to 6kW and are great when installing one or two heaters. However, for larger industrial installations, where multiple heaters exceeding 6kW are being used to warm an area and require to be controlled simultaneously, we also offer bespoke control panels. For more information and to contact us with your requirements, please click here.
Buy Church and Heritage Building Heaters
SunSwitch infrared heaters are incredibly efficient and can save you up to 70% on your electricity bills compared to traditional air heating systems.