St Mary’s, St John’s and St Peter’s are to continue further investigations into the Halo system of church heating.
Comments concerning the installation at St Matthew’s, Bristol.
The Halo can be used to heat people effectively and comfortably regardless of the duration the warmth is required for. Feedback from an installation of Halo heaters at St Matthew’s Church is that the Halo provides very good levels of comfort which St Matthew’s characterise as ‘better than we ever had from the radiators’ and they describe the actual effect to feeling like a ‘bubble of heat’ – to the point that they note it ‘doesn’t feel like it’s actually coming from the heaters themselves’.
Halo will work very well for churches that are in regular use. As an example, St Matthew’s is in regular, daily use and they run the Halo heating in exactly the same way as one would turn on the lighting. They have confirmed that Halo is switched on only as and when required, and when the use is occurring. Within 10 minutes they have their required comfort – with no need for background heating at other times. This is completely different to alternative systems which require low background convective heat to be kept on for long periods and this subsequently requires boosting to heat services and events. This is not required when using Halo and this is why Halo is such an efficient system for providing comfort.
Mock up photographs showing what the heating chandeliers would look like in situ.
To experience the heaters working, a group from the cluster will visit a church in Taunton and St Matthew’s in Bristol.