Storage Heaters V Herschel Far Infrared Panels
Storage heaters have, in the past, been a relatively cost effective heating solution when compared directly against other previous electric based ‘point of required heat’ systems when other forms of heating systems (Oil / Gas) are not appropriate /available e.g. blocks of flats or ‘off gas’ areas.
- Production of heat overnight implies heating a room or environment when the heating isn’t required. This means a significant amount of the energy is wasted during a ‘priming’ phase which doesn’t all convert to heat the following day, often requiring a ‘top up’ at the release phase.
- Cost of purchasing a storage heater overlaps with the purchase costs of many of the Far Infrared panels for a similar sized area. There is a marginal increase on a per unit cost of a Far Infrared panel in larger areas although, any additional costs are quickly offset against cheaper install and running costs.
- Storage heaters are in no way as aesthetically pleasing to the room and due to its bulky size they often have an impact on the room layout and installation costs.
- Controlling storage heaters are notoriously difficult due to trying to predict heating requirements of the following day/s. Making it an in-efficient system for ‘comfort’ heating at the point of requirement. As the heat can’t be stored indefinitely, which is an important principle of comfort heating, the ability to warm or cool an environment as and when you require is difficult to do without wasting the energy already invested. Compared to a Herschel Far Infrared heater where there is a clear differential in the increased ability of controlled (Zone) heating and utilising the energy when required provides superior energy efficiency and savings.
For more detailed information, research and comparison data on the disadvantages of boiler systems check out the authority on the subject by visiting the manufacturer website at Herschel-infrared.com.
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