St Peters Church Pavenham, Bedfordshire
St Peters Church is a fascinating building in the heart of rural England. The oldest parts of the structure date back to the thirteenth century but changes have been made throughout the years with significant alterations taking place in the Victorian era.
St Peter’s Church is a 13th century Grade 1 listed building
Magic lamps provide instant, direct heating with zero glare
The church committee required a heating system providing a comfortable environment for the congregation in the nave and in the side chapels whilst keeping heating costs to an absolute minimum.
Quartz Halogen Heaters
Solution was to install quartz halogen heaters. This style of heating provides direct heat to people without the need to build up and maintain a body of warm air. This characteristic means that virtually no pre-heating is required this keeping running costs to an absolute minimum. At St Peters, twelve 3kW heaters were installed. The heaters were mounted at around 3.5m above floor level between the arches in the nave and on the side walls.
Quartz heaters provide instant comfort heat making them ideal for intermittently used buildings
Magic lamps providing comfort heat in the church nave
Choice of Halogen Lamp Technology
BN Thermic offer a choice of halogen lamps. For most applications, standard ‘gold’ halogen lamps are used. These lamps produce a red glow which has a psychological warming effect, most welcome in many industrial and commercial buildings.
However, in places of worship, including St Peters, customers opt for BN Thermic’s Magic Lamps. These lamps provide all the performance of conventional halogen lamps but with a fraction of the light output.
Quartz Halogen Heating System Designs
For a successful quartz halogen system, the positioning of the heaters is vital. The engineers at BN Thermic have been designing successful schemes for many years. If you would like help in selecting quartz halogen heaters for your project, please feel free to contact us.
Quartz heaters are ideal for localizing heat in a church’s chancel. They can be easily tucked behind arches making them very unobtrusive