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ESP Radiant Cassettes are an ideal means of heating sports halls, gymnasiums and squash courts.  We hope you find the following notes helpful.  For detailed product information, simply click through to the ESP Radiant Cassette Panel product page.


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Radiant Cassettes are the ideal means of heating Sports Halls and other Sporting Facilities

There are several important considerations when selecting suitable heaters for sporting facilities.

Economy

Sports halls, gymnasiums, squash courts and other sporting facilities tend to have particularly high ceilings resulting in a need to heat a large volume of air.  For this reason selecting an inappropriate heating technology can result in unacceptable fuel bills.

Energy saving radiant cassettes offer a more economic means of heating sports halls than conventional heaters for two distinct reasons:

  1. The cassette’s long wave radiant effect means that the ‘experienced’ temperature is always somewhat higher than the surrounding air temperature.  This feature allows the sport hall’s thermostat to be set at a lower temperature than would otherwise be the case.
  2. Conventional heating systems produce air temperatures at ceiling level much warmer than at floor level.  This ‘over-heated’ air is expensive to generate and serves no useful purpose.  Radiant cassettes do not give rise to a significant temperature gradient, resulting in real savings in energy spend.

Suitability for the Environment

Radiant cassettes can be mounted at up to 8m above floor level.  These high mounting positions are a big advantage in sports halls and similar facilities as it is highly unlikely that the heaters will interfere with activities.

Radiant cassettes are housed in a tough steel case.  This means that even if there is accidental contact with a heater, perhaps from a football or tennis ball, it is highly unlikely to cause any damage.

The long wave radiant energy emitted by a radiant cassette is not accompanied by an associated light output.  This contrasts with the noticeable glow produced by shortwave radiant heaters (halogen heaters) which could be irritating or off-putting.

Unlike fan heaters, radiant cassettes operate silently.  This may not be important during a rowdy five-a-side football match but could be a significant consideration when a sports hall is used for other activities such as school exams.

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