As the UK’s leader in far infrared heating, Herschel is helping to change the way people and buildings are heated.
William Herschel discovered infrared in 1800 and, today, Herschel is building on his legacy by pioneering the use of infrared to provide heat in more efficient, effective, stylish and comfortable ways than many traditional forms of heating. Far infrared heating works on the basis of gentle, long-wave infrared which penetrates the air and heats solids, providing the same feeling of warmth as the winter sun on your face or the heat from a coal fire. Herschel provides infrared heating solutions for many different environments and buildings including commercial premises, new housing and retrofits and, through its extensive experience, has a deep understanding of the very different needs of each application.
Quotes from Paul Morey, Herschel’s CEO
Paul Morey, CEO of Herschel Far Infrared
“Infrared heating has huge potential because of its ability to reduce energy use – greatly – while providing comfortable heat. We see infrared as not only a stylish heating solution but one that can help fight fuel poverty and harness the potential of solar power.
“With the growing choice of new heating technologies available on the market, it’s difficult to comprehend the different pros and cons of each one and how they compare to traditional systems. As well as key factors like ease of installation and control, together with the increasing world focus on sustainable solutions, ultimately, the primary consideration for the property owner is cost.”
“There is now a huge choice of alternative heating systems to gas on the market, but it is very difficult for the consumer to compare the costs of the various solutions available to them”.
“Rather than just looking at running costs, Herschel Far Infrared has reviewed all elements of the purchase decision and created a total annual cost of ownership. This combines purchase cost, installation, running and maintenance costs.”
“It is important consumers take into account costs over the lifetime of the heating system. Research shows that Herschel Far Infrared is the cheapest solution even beating new, low energy ‘eco’ solutions such as air source heat pumps by up to 20%, 40% on efficient digital electrical radiators and a staggering 50-60% on underfloor and electric night storage heaters”.
“The UK is rapidly moving towards decarbonisation of the grid with homeowners also generating their own supplies of renewable electricity. This electricity needs to be used incredibly efficiently and, as a result, we have no doubt that Herschel Far Infrared will emerge as the ideal heating solution for most households given its winning combination of efficiency and overall lifetime cost”.
Real-life example of cost and energy savings
Second only to gas central heating in total annual cost of ownership, Herschel Far infrared heating emerges as the more compelling long-term package that provides an energy-efficient, comfortable and simple to install electric heating solution that is changing the way homes are heated.
Rather than just looking at running costs, Herschel Far Infrared has reviewed all elements of the purchase decision and created a total annual cost of ownership. This combines purchase cost, installation, running and maintenance costs.
Comparisons with other forms of heating speak for themselves (see below spreadsheet and diagram). The total cost of Herschel infrared heating when employed in a three-bedroom semi-detached 89m2 house in central England is £804 per year. This compares with gas at £608 but is less than half the £1,734 cost of owning modern electric storage heaters with automatic controls. For the same size house, electric underfloor heating with zone controls is expensive at £1,508 while using high efficiency electric convertor heaters with unit thermostatic controls is £1,322.
When compared with the ‘eco’ options of biomass central heating and air-water heat pump central heating at £1,209 and £977 respectively, Herschel Far Infrared heating is still a far more economical choice. This makes it ideal when an energy-efficient solution is required in areas that are off the mains gas grid.
The company couples unrivalled knowledge of infrared heating technology with the most comprehensive range of infrared heaters for the widest range of applications. These products are backed by an unbeatable combination of price, ease of installation and the many benefits of infrared heating. At Herschel, we have a strong pedigree and an incredibly authoritative team which can maximise the potential of infrared by working with individual specifiers and through our own accredited dealer network.
For further information, please call 01473 760 059 or visit www.herschel-infrared.com.