Herschel Infrared Where to use Social Housing & Care Homes

Social Housing & Care Homes

Effective heating that can meet specific care home and social housing requirements.

Affordable heating for care homes and social housing

Care Homes

Our Select range of far infrared panels heaters are used by a number of care homes providers and increasingly being used in social housing.

For the care home sector, the panels provide a cost effective way of heating areas without the need for an expensive centralised heating system. Panels can be ceiling mounted removing the heating from Priority 1 to Priority 3 and reducing risk of injury. They can be mounted with anti-ligature fittings where required.

Far infrared is natural for the body and is frequently used in the wellness sector. This can be a major point of consideration in buildings whose occupants sit for long periods of the day.

Each room can operate as a separate zone and be controlled by the range of Herschel IQ control options or as part of an existing building management system, meaning either localised control or remote control from a central location. There is no single point of failure, each panel is separately fused.

The infrared heat improves thermal comfort levels because every part of the room is heated to an even level, removing cold spots and creating a more comfortable (non-stuffy) temperature. Unlike convector heaters there is minimal air movement which results in less dust and pollutants, especially helpful to asthma and allergy sufferers.

Our panels are zero maintenance with long life expectancies and have been proven to save energy compared to convector heaters. They can be used as a complete heating solution or as supplement to an underperforming legacy heating system.

Social Housing

For social housing the Herschel Select range has been proven to provide significant savings in heating bills compared to night storage heaters as well as a host of other benefits including better comfort levels, space savings and much improved controls.

Herschel panels have a low capital outlay, are easy to install, low maintenance and can be easily controlled with the Herschel IQ system.

Because the far infrared heats the building, it reduces damp and condensation, a major issue in many social housing environments. The panels can be linked with solar PV to provide renewable heating and are up to 60% more efficient than night storage heaters.

Recommended Heaters

Select - White Framed Infrared Panel Heater

White heater with white aluminium frame.
For wall or ceiling installation.
5 year guarantee.

FROM £239.00
Select - Ceiling Grid Panel Heater

Framed, high performance white infrared heater. For ceiling grid installation. 5 year guarantee.

FROM £239.00


Herschel iQ R1 Wireless Receiver

Herschel iQ Thermostatic Receiver, an effective wireless receiver unit for Thermostatic control of Infrared heaters using Herschel’s iQ system.

£38.00 inc. VAT

Case Studies

Hard to heat glass studio chooses Herschel Infrared Read more
A massive £250 saving p.a on the tenant’s energy bill for the apartment Read more
Customer Brief: To install low cost, effective heating, incorporating specific safeguarding and safety requirements of vulnerable residents Read more


“Rather than heat the entire space, much of which is storage or rarely in use for any length of time, we use three heaters to maintain comfort in the main work areas in the studio. The heaters were fast and simple to install, and cost significantly less than a boiler based system. Running costs are predictable and the heat is very natural and comfortable. Because the space heaters focus heat in a defined area, I can heat the area where I’m working rather than the whole space which reduces running costs. I’m also able to keep working when the cold would have slowed me down in the past”. Andrea Spencer

In terms of the purchasing price, an easy installation plus reduced energy costs Herschel won the contract hands down”

Tendring District Council

Mrs Smith, Tenant, who lives in the apartment used in the trial “loves our heating and she says it is very easy to control”. Another big positive for Mrs Smith was that with the old heaters gone she now has so much more space to put furniture

Commercial Clients

Social Housing use of Herschel Infrared heaters at Tendring District Council

Herschel is use with Essex County Council

Herschel infrared panels used in The Priory