Heissen work with major electrical wholesalers, assisting them to provide the best heating solutions for their clients. One type of building that we regularly deal with are churches. Such buildings present a real challenge for heating. They typically have very high ceilings and there's a lot of exposed stone on walls and floors. Windows are often stained glass with lead beading which conducts heat outdoors. Insulation is usually minimal or non-existent.
It usually takes hours for any warmth to accumulate inside the church, which is expensive. Heissen provides a modern and more efficient solution. We are experienced in surveying and calculating heating requirements, including the best location and type of heaters.
A recent project where we have installed heating is near Newark in a historic building dating back to the 13th century. On our survey we noted that there were some existing mid infrared heaters, which undoubtedly wouldn't be cheap to run or effective. Our surveyor recommended 4 x 1.8KW vectors and 5 of our 3.2kw heaters. These are long, slim and very powerful infrared heaters. With their dark colouring, they blended well with the décor of the church, mimicking the dark brown woodwork and beams which they were placed on.
The church also struggled with creating a welcome heat when the entrance door was opened and closed especially when the large wooden door is heavy and often not shut because of this. So, we replaced a 3Kw overdoor heater which was noisy so had to be turned off when there was a service on for one of our BH1800’s which is 1.8Kw in power. This heater was lower powered and nearly halved the running costs of the existing overdoor heater, but it also provided a more adequate solution as all the heat would remain in the target area rather than being blown out the door when the door was opened or closed.
Now the heating doesn’t have to be switched on a long time before a service and the congregation can look forward to sitting in warm conditions for events and services. This historic building is now fully usable and no longer suffers from long warm up times large heating bills and ineffective heating inside the building.