Learning is the key to our children’s future and comfort is the key to learning. This makes a comfortable thermal environment one of the key priorities for every principal, teacher and school board. A comfortable thermal environment will assist in more effective teaching and learning and it will help to attract new students and teachers alike.
If you’re thinking about new heating for your school in winter, it’s already too late. Planning and installation should occur in the warmer weather, especially when staff and students are on summer holidays. For a better way to heat your school than through radiators and ducted heating, consider electric floor heating.
Importance of Thermal Comfort in Schools
There’s no doubt about it, children spend long periods of time in the classroom. This makes fostering a comfortable and sustainable environment highly important. This is necessary both for a child’s health and wellbeing and for their performance and productivity. Children who are too cold during their lessons are far less likely to pay attention and far more likely to be in a bad mood that is not conducive to learning.
Unfortunately, a lot of traditional heating methods may be bad for children’s health. Radiators and heated ducts push around warm air that spreads germs, bacteria, pollen, and other airborne particles that could be dangerous for children who suffer from allergies or hay fever.
Why Choose Electric Floor Heating?
Electric floor heating is the perfect solution for a large environment like a school. Electric underfloor heating creates radiant heat that provides students and staff with gentle, ambient warmth that spreads evenly throughout any room. It is the safest form of heating a building can have because there is no risk of a child burning themselves on a hot radiator or sticking their fingers in heaters or vents.
In addition, floor heating takes up absolutely no space, leaving extra room for storage, desks or play areas.
School buildings are major energy consumers, especially in the areas of heating and cooling. The most effective heating systems for school will balance staff and student comfort with a model that’s environmentally and financially sustainable. That’s where electric floor heating comes in.
Electric underfloor heating requires far less energy to heat a room to a comfortable temperature. In fact, floor heating warms surfaces that then warm the air. This means no cold zones and consistent comfort in a room that’s actually a few degrees cooler than one warmed by traditional heating methods.
This is because the warm surfaces reduce the rate of heat loss. With this approach, you can reduce your school’s energy bills by up to a third. Find out how much you’re currently spending on heating by understanding your running costs.
One of the best electric floor heating options for a school is to install in-slab heating. In-slab heating is best for large areas where the slab is used for heat storage. The heating process is slower but effective. Off-peak power can also be utilised for in-slab heating.
For more information about electric floor heating, please get in touch with Comfort Heat in Sydney today!