Will some areas always remain cold in large churches? Our church is used for a variety of uses and we need a flexible space that doesn’t have cold spots.
The way the Halo is typically expected to be specified and installed is to heat targeted space and this is where the energy efficiencies are so significant. Using St Matthew’s as an example, the heat effect from the 4 Halo heaters that are installed, actually covers around 90% of the space that is used for worship. There will be some spaces that are only occasionally used (such as they vestry) and which will be cold in mid winter without any heating – St Matthew’s will be exploring local heating solutions for these spaces with Herschel. This enables a more controllable solution to be in place, saving on energy consumption by avoiding the requirement for a fully functioning, ineffective central heating system. In most churches, the heat ultimately disappears into the high void, out of windows etc so heating in this zoned manner, using Halo, is a much more efficient and effective method.