How much could our Clear Heater System save you?
You don't need to sit in the cold to save energy.
Our patented technology has been proven to save substantial energy compared to using typical electric or gas central heating systems. Provided you run the CHS system at the same temperatures and for the same length of time as you previously ran your old heating system, we expect you to save at least 50% on your heating energy bills and in some cases much more. This is based on comparative data from our customers that show an average saving on heating bills of at least 50% and in some cases more.
> How do Clear Heaters save energy?
> What savings can I expect?
> How much energy does your home lose?
> How much energy is lost to the air?
> How do Clear Heaters save on winter heating?
How do Clear Heaters save energy?
The Clear Heater System uses patented technology and is super efficient at converting 100% energy into heat - all of the time!.
Compare this to a modern A-rated gas condensing boiler with minimum efficiency ratings of only 90%. If you have an old gas boiler, its efficiency is likely to be much less, in particular as corrosion deposits in an older central heating system can cause a substantial reduction in the effectiveness of the radiators, and the system as a whole – up to a 15 per cent reduction. The build-up of scale in heating circuits and on boiler components can cause a reduction in efficiency too.
The radiant heat produced by infra-red waves warm materials and objects directly rather than the surrounding air, so the heat loss through air is drastically reduced. Properties could save up to 90% from the estimated heat loss expected through poorly insulated homes or draughts using a conventional convection heating system.
The comfortable warmth created by radiant heat means that users of the Clear Heater System tend to heat their rooms around 2°C lower than with a conventional gas central heating system, therefore using less energy to achieve the same level of comfort.
The phased energy function means that each Clear Heater unit only needs to heat for 25% of the time to maintain the target temperature. When the Clear Heater unit switches off, the surface temperature continues to heat for a short time before cooling again. If we imagine this as a series of four-second time loops, a Clear Heater unit would only need to heat for the first second of each four-second phase to maintain the heater surface temperature within 0.5°C of the target temperature. (Note: Room temperature is different from the heater surface temperature.)
How the Clear Heater System's phased operation saves energy
The Clear Heater smart control panel gives users full control over how much they spend on heating, with real-time values on energy-use and energy-spend. This level of control allows users to plan heating budgets with confidence.
The Clear Heater System allows users to independently switch-on individual heater units via the control panel to warm specific rooms or zones. Since the reaction time of Clear Heater units is very quick and the warmth of radiant heat is quickly felt, rooms need to be heated for a shorter period of time than with a conventional heating system to achieve a comfortable temperature.
Compare this to a gas central heating system: if you wanted to warm one room quickly you would normally need to turn on the whole central heating system and all radiators for a longer period of time to achieve a comfortable temperature. This is a very inefficient use of energy and quickly adds to heating bills.
Rising gas prices ? - time to switch to CHS
Find out why now is a good time to switch to using the Clear Heater System to avoid the risk of unstable gas prices for home heating.
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Average energy savings from Clear Heater System monitoring data*
These findings clearly highlight that for a typical UK home, our Clear Heater System achieves substantial energy savings which in turn saves you money and the environment.
A summary of the savings from typical housing types is outlined below:
Energy savings monitored in a typical 3 bedroom (modern) semi:
Occupants: 2 Adults
Energy savings monitored in a typical 3 bedroom (Victorian bungalow) semi
Occupants: 1 Adult + 1 Child
Energy savings monitored in a typical 1 Bedroom Flat (2nd Floor, Modern)
Occupants: 1 Adult (over 65)
Energy savings monitored in a typical 4 Bedroom Detached (Edwardian)
Occupants: 2 Adults
All customers with the CHS system that choose to connect their Control Panel to the internet transmit and receive data back to a central point. That data is heater specific and logs 27 different parameters from each heater constantly and is recorded on none volatile media for at least 20 years for each heater.
Amongst, but not only, that data contains basic information such as:
- the voltage that the heater is reading down to 0.1V;
- the electric current that the heater is using down to 0.001A;
- the energy usage of the heater in Ws (watt seconds) not kWh;
- the recorded room temperature down to a resolution of 0.01℃;
- the target room temperature down to a resolution of 0.1℃;
- the cumulative on time of a heater to a resolution of 0.001 hours;
- the cumulative kWh used by that heater since it was commissioned to a resolution of 0.001 kWh;
- the date and time a heater is activated;
- the heater surface temperature and many more parameters.
From this data it is possible to see the performance of the CHS system in any home or building as an entire system or as a single heater. The total energy used to heat a home or a room or group of rooms is recorded constantly and compared to data provided by the homeowner about their heating costs prior to the installation of the CHS system. This data includes energy bills, direct debit information, meter readings, etc. and additional data is collected about the property type and structure so that, if needed, a heat loss calculation can be run with the data provided by the customer.
To aid the evaluation process additional data (but not limited to) about the customer's attitude towards energy usage, their income, their ages and occupancy data, energy saving devices, etc.
It should also be noted that data collected from the metrological office is also captured as well as historic heating system settings and temperatures together with actual recorded room temperatures prior to the CHS system installation.
From this and other information the Clear Heater System is able to pinpoint energy usage and energy saving accurately.
How much energy does your home actually lose?
The energy spend estimates for different time periods are based on how much energy your home probably loses based on your data and a variety of other assumed factors.
How much energy is lost to air ? : Estimated heat loss compared with recorded energy usage
A recent report by Dr John Paul Gosling of Leeds University compared estimated heat loss with recorded energy usage for properties using the Logicor Clear Heater System.
Overall, the results show the Logicor Clear Heating System in a good light. Because conventional heating systems heat the air first rather than objects, this warm air quickly escapes when given a chance.
The Clear Heater System warms objects first rather than air, so the heat loss through air is drastically reduced.
Read the full report here.
Understanding how the CHS saves you money in winter
With a conventional heating system the high winter running costs are normally spread out equally across the whole year by paying in regular instalments. In summer you will be paying exactly the same as in winter, even if you don't use your heating system!
With the Clear Heater System you only pay what you use, and this is displayed in real-time on your control panel.
Read the full report here.