Comparison of heater types

  • Cheapest heaters for a 3 bedroom house

    Research shows that apart from A or B rated Gas Central Heating, Herschel Infrared has the lowest Total Cost of Ownership of any other major heating system - even beating new, low energy ‘eco’ solutions such as air source heat pumps by up to 20%, efficient digital electrical radiators by up to 40% and a staggering 50-60% on underfloor and electric night storage heaters

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  • Heat Pumps compared with Herschel Infrared heating

    Heat pumps are one of the new alternative heat systems available today. Theoretically energy-efficient: prospective buyers need to be aware-of the large purchase and installation costs and the requirement to increase the size of their existing radiators, to give the same output wattage as their old fossil boiler systems at the new, lower water temperatures produced by the heat pump. Great for new-build, well insulated houses: difficult to justify as a retrofit into an old, badly insulated house with existing (smaller) radiators.

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  • Herschel Infrared compared with traditional forms of electric heating

    Building regulations and popular understanding treat all forms of electrical heating as a single category that is already 100 percent efficient. This article reviews 4 types of traditional electric heating against Herschel Far Infrared in a scenario heating a 60m3 room. The results show the huge power, comfort and cost differences implied by the different types of heater, showing the absurdity of the current categorisation.

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  • Storage heaters Versus Herschel Infrared

    This article compares electric Storage Heaters efficiency against Herschel Infrared heating. It concludes that storage heaters are too wasteful of energy - inadequately offset by the cheaper rate overnight tariff. They also produce less comfortable, less controllable heat during the day which you can neither adequately turn off, nor can you adequately top it up should the previous night's charge prove less than needed.

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  • Electric Underfloor heating (UFH) Versus Herschel Infrared heaters

    Underfloor heating (UFH) is a modern heating solution designed to warm your house economically and effectively, whilst also dispensing with bulky, unsightly central heating radiators. However systems can be expensive and proper installation requires additional insulation and thermal layers that also inflate the cost. Heat Wattages are higher than Herschel Infrared for the same room area, so running costs are consequently higher. Many people complain they find UFH too stuffy and difficult to control.

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  • Biomass Boilers compared with Herschel Infrared heating

    Biomass boilers offer a cost-effective heating solution if you live outside a smoke-free zone and have room to install the boiler and the fuel store and don't mind a bit of manual work moving fuel and ash. Biomass Fuel prices per kW are low while demand remains low and subject to RHI incentive, but the practicalities and costs of installation are likely to keep biomass a niche solution.

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  • Herschel Infrared comparison against fossil fuel boilers

    This article compares fossil fuel central heating boilers against Herschel Infrared heating. Anything below a band B boiler, there is no argument that Infrared saves energy. Band A gas boilers will be marginally cheaper per kilowatt, but because the heat produced is not radiant, you also have to run them longer.

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