ECOFILM Raised Platform
The problem of heating is always delicate in places of worship. It is particularly difficult when they are classified as historic buildings. One solution is to install a raised heated platform. This removable structure does not affect the original floor covering, but can provide a modern, invisible infrared heating system which integrates into the historic environment.
The Ecofilm heating platform, consists of a raised insulated floor platform, an ultra-thin heating element and the choice of floor coverings. This allows sympathetic integration in the environment while ensuring the comfort of its users.
Using this low temperature, large surface area, floor heating technique, the Ecofilm heated platform produces a smooth and uniform heat in the occupied area. The Ecofilm raised heated platform is particularly effective in places of worship. Rather than warming the whole volume of air in the building, the heated floor warms the people and objects in the immediate vicinity, keeping running costs to a minimum.
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Our Infrared Heaters are manufactured to order so sometimes stock levels are low.
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- Localised heating – heat only the area required
- Maintenance free
- Flexible – custom built to the environment
- Completely silent operation
- Energy efficient
- Integrates with the original historic floor
Churches and historical buildings have quite unique heating requirements. heating should work intermittently, be relatively invisible and installed without affecting the main structure and be simple and economical to operate. however the main priority – be of use to the congregation, even when the laws of physics say warm air rises up to the ceiling.
Infrared heating solves these problems. ECOFILM heating film when used in the heated modular podiums, is ideal for occasional worship, concerts and events in the churches, as with all infrared heaters they work by heating mostly objects, rather than the air, so people quickly feel warm without wasting energy pre-heating large volumes of air.
ECOFILM heating films are manufactured using carbon film technology and are primarily used for large surface heating. Heated modular podiums, incorporating these films, can be simply placed on the floor under the chairs before the event. Different surface finishes allow the most discreet integration into the church environment and the radiant heating element will ensure the thermal comfort of the visitors. When the floor is heated radiant heat gently warms objects in the room (people, furniture, walls) as the air is heated by natural convection. This system is ideal for places of worship, where it removes the feeling of cold feet coming from the ground and creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere where the congregation are seated. This generates significant cost savings, as the heating is turned on only when the building is occupied and due to the fast reaction there is no need for a lengthy pre-warming period and associated energy wastage.
The recommended surface power dissipation is 200 W/m² and each podium should be fitted with a floor sensor to provide the ideal surface temperature and avoid potential overheating as a result of abnormal thermal blocking. As the length of the heating film can be easily adjusted, it is possible to produce heating podiums of any size required. Being a modular system, additional units can be added to cover the required heated area and designed to be portable the system can be quickly removed after the event and stored away until needed. The last, but not the least – it is portable and can be easily taken away after the event ends.