Far infrared is radiant heat – it’s the same as the feeling of warmth from the sun on your face and the heat from a coal fire. It is even the same form of heat emitted by your own body.
It is the most basic form of heating known to man. Used by cavemen to heat themselves by fires; by Romans in their hypocausts, by log burners and tile stoves. Favoured for millennia because it heats objects, which then radiate back and keep the environment warm around you. Radiant heat does not heat air – which holds little heat and disappears.
But in the last 60 years, we have forgotten about radiant heating: not because a better technology replaced it, but because fossil fuels that powered central heating made it so cheap to heat air.
Today, new technology, in the form of our 100% energy efficient far infrared heating panels, is allowing us to use radiant heating once more in a stylish, comfortable and highly controllable way.
Contact us today for a free site survey and see how Far Infrared Heating can benefit you.
While we are helping your business find ways to reduce your consumption with more energy efficient technologies, you will continue to pay more than is necessary if you do not have the right grid-supply contracts in place. Our professional whole of market energy contract comparison service has a proven track record in lowering or minimising the amount you pay – the bottom line is that we can save you thousands from making one or two simple changes. Importantly, there is no charge for our comparison service, so it won’t cost anything to find out if you have the best deal possible. Get in touch now, especially if your renewal date is in the next six months, to see how we can save money on your energy bills.
Lighting is taken for granted as a necessity, but what it is costing you to provide this essential facility? Traditional lighting consumes large amounts of electricity, has a short life-span and is often costly to maintain. LED lighting has rapidly developed over the last 10 years and has now come of age, illustrated by the fact that we offer a 10 year warranty on most of our range. LED lighting can be installed in almost every area of the workplace; offices, factories, warehouses and car parks.
Our lighting projects can dramatically cut the operating costs and improve the working environment by installing super-efficient new generation LED lighting resulting in;
1. reduced energy consumption by 50% – 90%, reducing bills and CO2 emissions/taxes
2. eliminate maintenance requirements
3. operational life of up to 100,000 hours +
4. improve quality of light, productivity, employee well-being and health & safety
5. immediate 100% light output when switched – no warm-up period
6. ideal to use in combination with presence detection controls and daylight sensors
7. typically provide a project payback period of 12-36 months and benefits from tax breaks such as Enhanced Capital Allowances
Our low energy LED lighting team has a wealth of experience; they will design, supply, install, commission and guarantee the performance of your system using cutting edge technology with the greatest performance and savings in mind. Where appropriate, our lighting systems incorporate high performance controls to ensure optimal performance and maximum energy savings.
Contact Us today to see how your business could benefit from an LED Lighting upgrade.
Voltage optimisation is a proven technology to deal with the legacy of the UK’s National Grid supplying relatively high voltages compared to the rest of Europe. The over-voltage between the actual supply voltage received and the optimum voltage your electrical equipment needs means higher bills and increased wear and tear. The equipment that our experts design, supply and install is designed to save energy whilst addressing the problems of over-voltage and poor power quality. This can be achieved at the low voltage incomer stage or at the distribution board level depending on the electrical loads on the system. The outcomes of these projects are that you’ll see energy bill savings of typically between 5% & 15% and enhanced life-span of electrical equipment whilst maintaining optimum performance.
As a result of a European harmonisation rule, the declared voltage of the electricity supply in the UK is now 230 volts. In reality it is supplied between 238v and 253v. On the UK mainland, the average voltage supplied from the National Grid is 242 volts, compared to the nominal average European voltage of 220 volts. As a result, most electrical equipment manufactured for Europe and the UK is rated at 230 volts and may operate satisfactorily on voltages as low as 200 volts. Long term, wide scale monitoring of voltage optimisation units has demonstrated average electrical savings of 8.7% are being achieved. For most sites, this represents a significant financial savings with payback periods usually between 3 and 5 years. Typical savings on certain types of electrical load include: 17 per cent on fridges, freezers and chillers, 15 per cent on traditional lighting and 10 per cent on energy saving light bulbs. Voltage Optimisation has been, and continues to be, a key technique for savings in energy consumption and consequently CO2 emissions.
Solar PV systems can contribute a significant amount of your electricity demand on site, depending of course on your demand and available roof space or spare land. This will considerably reducing the amount purchased at an ever-increasing cost from the National Grid, as all the power is made available on site through your existing electrical distribution system and is free. In addition, every unit that you self-generate is rewarded with a feed-in tariff; any units not used are usually exported into the Grid which also provides an additional income in most cases. These payments are guaranteed as part of the Energy Act 2009, are RPI-indexed linked and payable for 20 years from the date of installation.
By installing a solar PV system, you will:
1. Reduce operating costs, increase profits and be protected against inevitable future energy price rises.
2. Benefit from a rising 12-18% return on investment and a 5-6 year total payback period.
3. Receive an RPI inflation linked feed-in and export tariffs with returns guaranteed in law for 20 years.
4. Reduce carbon emissions, demonstrate your green credentials to customers and suppliers and maintain a competitive advantage.
5. The Feed-in tariff starting level of payment is being reviewed downwards every 3 months, so the more time that goes by the lower your starting level will be.
A solar PV system can be mounted on a suitable roof with an orientation from East to West through the Southerly side of the compass or can be ground mounted. Our Solar PV expert team has a vast amount of experience and our design-led approach ensures that the system will optimise returns related to the electrical energy generated, your energy bill savings and the amount of income that is generated over the lifetime of the system (25-35 years).
Our team have been involved in delivering some of the UK’s largest roof-top solar PV-projects our region. Each system is custom designed to meet clients’ specific requirements and maximise potential returns, irrespective of the type of business or building. We only use the highest quality tier one bankable solar PV panels, mounting systems and inverters, which have been proven for the UK-market; these together with our first class design and installation teams, guarantee your total satisfaction. We take care of everything for you; from site survey, system design, DNO approvals, Health & Safety compliance, total project management of the installation and electrical services connection through to MCS/ROO-FIT registration and the Feed in Tariff income account application.
Zero Energy Cost Lighting is an installation that allows a business to generate its own energy for use in powering the lighting. This is normally done with a Solar PV system, which generates energy from the daylight hitting the roof of the building. This generates power for the business to use, whilst also providing the business with a 20 year income stream from government feed in and export tariffs.
The lighting should be as energy efficient as possible to ensure you use as little of the generated power as possible, meaning the generated energy can be used to power other things in the business such as heating. LED Lighting is the most energy efficient lighting available and when coupled with Solar PV, it is an installation with a great ROI, a dedicated income stream for the business and free energy to power the lights.
An installation of this type is hugely beneficial to a business, as generating your own energy means you don’t need to pay high energy prices to use electricity from the grid. The business also receives an income for having a Solar PV installation. The LED Lighting is extremely energy efficient and provides a well lit, highly visible work area. Better lighting is proven to improve productivity in the workplace and will boost employee morale. With this dual installation in place, a business can expect to see installation costs paid back in a short time.