Heating a conventional church presents many problems to overcome, like:
- The large volume means that maintaining a comfortable air temperature is extremely expensive.
- To warm up the air from ‘cold’ prior to each service would take a very long time, consume a great deal of energy and is not generally regarded as a practical solution.
- In many churches it is not permissible to fit heaters to walls or suspend them from the roof.
- Any source of heat needs to be silent and as unobtrusive as possible.
- The BLC skirting convection heaters provide direct heat to the people sitting in the pews. As no attempt is made to build up a body of warm air within the church, the heaters can be switched on minutes before a service starts and switched off immediately it finishes.
- The BLC convection heaters are extremely unobtrusive. When painted dark brown and installed under a traditional pew they are barely noticeable.
- Natural convection heaters such as the BLC skirting heaters are silent and with no moving parts require little maintenance.
- As the BN Thermic BLC skirting convector heaters are a direct source heat, only occupied pews need to be heated.
BN Thermic Low Level Convector Heaters - the BLC Skirting Convector Heaters Features
- Robust steel construction with central baffle plate to promote convection currents;
- Long life metal sheathed finned heating element;
- Typical Applications: Churches, Corridors, Waiting rooms, Heating in Churches;
- Choice of almond (RAL9001) of dark brown (RAL8014) finishes;
- Auto-reset over-temperature protection;
- Electrical connections can be made at either end of the heater;
- Optional safety guards with dark brown (RAL8014) finish;
- Optional floor mounting brackets with dark brown (RAL8014) finish.
Controlling the BLC Skirting Heaters in a ChurchControlling the BN Thermic BLC skirting heaters in a church is generally as simple as switching on the required heaters immediately before a service and switching them off once the pews have been vacated. This can be achieved manually or by means of a programmable timer if preferred. It is not usually necessary to use thermostatic control in a church application as there is no attempt being made to build up and maintain a body of warm air.
Controlling BLC Heaters in a Conventional Space Heating ApplicationFor maximum economy we suggest the skirting convector heaters are thermostatically controlled. This is most easily achieved by specifying the BN Thermic BLC-TB-13 factory fitted thermostat. This device has an external control knob allowing easy adjustment of the temperature set-point. Where tamperproof control is required a Hard Case HC-T1 wall mounted thermostat should be used. The BN Thermic HC-T1 will switch a group of BLC heater up to a combined load of 16A or larger loads via a suitably rated contactor. The Hard Case tamperproof design ensures that only authorised personnel can adjust the temperature setting.
BN Thermic Low Level Heaters - the BLC Skirting Heaters models
- The BN Thermic BLC-300 - Skirting Convector Heater: 566mm width, 62mm depth, 148mm height, mains voltage, 0.3KW, almond finish, weight: 3.0kg;
- The BN Thermic BLC-500 - Skirting Convector Heater: 691mm width, 62mm depth, 148mm height, mains voltage, 0.5KW, almond finish, weight: 4.0kg;
- The BN Thermic BLC-750 - Skirting Convector Heater: 945mm width, 62mm depth, 148mm height, mains voltage, 0.75KW, almond finish, weight: 5.0kg;
- The BN Thermic BLC-1000 - Skirting Convector Heater: 1206mm width, 62mm depth, 148mm height, mains voltage, 1.0KW, almond finish, weight: 6.0kg;