Norman Devereux

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Saturday 5th May 2018


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 4

Norman Devereux

10:27 AM, 21st June 2018
About A year ago

Storage heater replacement - No gas?

Because of EPC requirements for rented property modern storage are the only option. Yes there are more effective and cheaper to run alternatives like the latest far infrared panels but current guidelines only rate these the same as ordinary electric panel heaters. Barmy.... Read More

Norman Devereux

15:47 PM, 8th May 2018
About A year ago

Far Infrared heating panels - if only EPC rules were logical

It's all semantics. The bottom line is will far infra red panels save me money on my heating bills to feel comfortably warm as opposed to ordinary electric panels. If so then EPC which provides estimates of how much annual heating bills would be needs to reflect that. Problem being is that EPC can't measure comfort levels and has to rely on fixed air temperature criteria and other algorithms dating back to the 1980s.
Even though those who have tried infra red heating and are happy with purceived cost savings it's now up to the manufacturers to put their case and prove to the powers that be.... Read More

Norman Devereux

11:45 AM, 7th May 2018
About A year ago

Far Infrared heating panels - if only EPC rules were logical

Reply to the comment left by David Price at 30/04/2018 - 20:39
The efficiency of converion is not in question However, the dictionary definition of Efficient is 'Working or operating in a way that gets results you want with minimum waste, effort or expense.' So if one can obtain a level of comfort heat ( the result you want) by Far InfraRed with less electricity because it is on less and at lower air temperature which equates to less expense then they have to be more 'efficient' based on the dictionary definition.... Read More

Norman Devereux

11:27 AM, 7th May 2018
About A year ago

Far Infrared heating panels - if only EPC rules were logical

Reply to the comment left by Geoff Cunningham at 30/04/2018 - 13:43
Actually if positioned and correctly rated for the room size they can be likened to a light bulb. As a light bulb bathes the room in visual light then so does the far infra red panel bathe the room in far infrared invisible light which is the heating part of the spectrum. So no you don't have to stand in front of it to gain the benefit...and you don't get the temperature difference from head to toe in a room and therefore no cold feet.... Read More