The Energy Guys were called in by Tufties Hair & Beauty Salon as they were struggling to heat the building. The property is a converted public house that is grade 2 listed and covers 3 floors. The windows are all single glazed and therefore lose heat. They had 1 thermostatically controlled system that heated all 3 floors simultaneously. As we all know heat rises and even though the upstairs was in parts warm, the heat was still on as downstairs was dictating the heat. There are many small rooms that all had radiators in, but the rooms were still cold. The single glazing played a big part of this as the small radiators could not keep up. Even though the rooms were cold the customer was still paying over £1000 per quarter trying to heat the building.
They contacted The Energy Guys to find a solution to their problem. We looked at their issues and recommended Far Infrared Heating Panels. We came up with a solution to all the problems they had. We separated all the rooms, so they are now thermostatically controlled from each room, so as not to have heating on when it wasn’t needed. We positioned different panels in different rooms to work with the rooms as not only heating devices but functional items for the business.
We fitted 3 x 300w heated mirrors in the cutting rooms. This room has 1 big single pained glass window that was drawing all the heat. The customer wanted it to stay as a hidden heat and not impact upon the room. This was achieved from the 3 mirrors positioned side by side as cutting mirrors.
We fitted a 450w heated mirror into the waxing room. This room was a very small room but again was very cold, even though the radiator was on full. The mirror makes the room look bigger and also heats the room at the times required. Because it is instant heat it can just be turned on 10 minutes before the client arrives.
MAIN SALON ROOM
We installed 2 x 2400w Far Infrared Bar Heaters in the main salon. This was a large room split into 2 parts and had single glass windows on both sides, with a front and back door that was constantly being opened and letting the heat out. This may of taken an hour or two and all the heat was lost, therefore meaning the gas boiler was working overtime to keep up.The new heating solution gives the customer the option to use on 4 different heat settings as required.
UPSTAIRS NAIL BAR
Upstairs there was a large nail bar and separate rooms that are used as massage rooms. The nail bar has 4 large single pained glass windows along the whole room thus stopping it retaining the heat in the room. We positioned 2 x 1200w plain white panels at either end of the room so the long room would be heated and not escape out of the windows.
Here we fitted 2 x 450w heated mirrors into the massage rooms. In this room the walls where the mirrors needed to go had no electric points, so we had to run new points without impeding the grade 2 listed wooden ceilings. These mirrors work via the wall mounted digital thermostatic controls.
WHAT HAVE WE SAVED THE CUSTOMER?
In total we installed 10kw of Far Infrared Heating Panels but as these are set on thermostatic controls, they will average running at 5- 7 kwh per hour for an average of 45 hours a week through the colder months, and less through the warmer months.
We estimate the customer will now use 900Kwh’s per month to heat the building.
As the customer pays 0.14p per kwh they will spend £120 per month to heat the building
If they need the heat on for 9 months of the year, they will spend around £1000 per year to heat the building
Compare this to the £1000 per quarter they were spending.
We have solved the customers problems of heating the building and is now saving them many thousands per year in heating costs.
There are no services required to the boiler, no leaks from pipes and the panels look fantastic as well.
These heating panels will work for all businesses and homes that want to reduce their heating costs and solve those issues of retaining heat.