So far they are really working well the business manager joked that he had someone say that it was too warm and in all his years at the school this was a first!David Ball SSE
Banners Gate Primary School
Keeping this part of the school warm for occasional use had become a real challenge for Banners Gate Primary School when they converted a corridor into an area they could use for more than just a thoroughfare.
Banners Gate Primary School is a typical 1950's built school which has been modernised and extended over the years. The recently converted corridor although still a walk through is occasionally used as an additional teaching room.
Expensive and disruptive to add this room to the existing heating system
At either end of the area, there are fire doors constantly in use opening onto cold corridors
A single 2kw portable convection heater is struggling to even take the chill off
One wall is external and mostly constructed of semi transparent perspex
Ceiling mounted infrared heating panels were installed with a thermostatic room control. Our infrared heating panels were chosen and professionally installed by MES Electrical and Solar Ltd in conjunction with SSE Energy solutions.
How did infrared heating solve the problems?
They are responsive and thermostatically controlled
The room warms up quickly
Although the air is constantly being changed as the staff and students walk through heat is now retained in the very fabric of the room (walls, floor, objects) which keeps the room warm even though the warm air is constantly lost.
Very fast to reach temperature when heat is needed quickly
Ceiling mounted freeing up room layout
Zero maintenance with a 10 year warranty
Less energy is required to heat the same space
Ceiling mounted preventing accidents if students were to try and touch the panels