Why Cooltouch Heaters
Church buildings that are heated for short periods on a Sunday waste vast amounts of heat.
Many churches were never designed to be heated. Traditionally attendance at a Church service would have involved the congregation wrapping up in their warmest clothes and expecting to spend their time shivering. (Does this sound familiar to you?)
Attempts to heat the buildings have brought some relief to those attending, but at the cost of damage to buildings due to condensation and damp ingress through stone walls.
Cooltouch heaters aim to heat the congregation, without the need to heat the church, by directing ‘far-infrared’ heat from a thin panel heater mounted directly in front of a person sitting in the pew.
Cooltouch Heaters incorporate a printed fabric screen that prevents any direct contact with the radiant surface.
Where we started
In 2013 we had found a possible solution to the problem of heating our congregation of 12 without heating the whole of our 13th century church. The Infranomic heaters we found provided the warmth we required but were not safe when mounted in the pew space. A bit of development work and we had heaters that provided the warmth and, with the addition of 2 layers of mesh over the glass surface, did the job safely and efficiently.
Having fitted 15 heaters in the pews word got out that we had an efficient system and following a radio interview we suddenly had a market for them.
Cooltouch Heaters Ltd was formed with the objective of encouraging attendance on cold days without excessive heating costs for churches.