27 Jul 2017

Tansun have replaced the inefficient underfloor heating system at St Michael’s Church in Wolverhampton with highly efficient infrared heaters saving over 75% in energy costs.

The church’s congregation desperately sought a permanent heating solution to keep them warm during their services that didn’t take hours to preheat. Their previous underfloor heating had to be switched on three days before Sunday service. This meant that for the winter months, the heating system had to be turned on at midday on Thursday so that the church would be warm enough for the Sunday service. This proved to be very costly, and was unsustainable for the church.

Tansun’s Apollo infrared space heaters were chosen for the church as they were powerful enough to heat large buildings with high ceilings. Tansun offers a range of bracketry so the space heaters could be mounted at the appropriate angle to warm those below.

Parish priest Reverend Father Stephen Squires said: “We have tried for years to find an effective heating solution for this church and the Tansun heating system is the only one we have found that provides an effective heating solution whilst dramatically reducing our heating costs. We are now saving over 75% per annum.”

The results from the changeover to Tansun’s high quality space heaters are self-evident. The church now only has to turn on the infrared heaters exactly when the heat is required. This has enabled the church to save a staggering 79% per annum on their heating.

The figures below show the heating costs for the church for the same period before and after installing the Tansun Apollo infrared space heaters. All the figures are data provided by Saint Michael’s church.

Sept - March    
(Old heating system)

Sept - March
   (Tansun heating system installed)

Sept: £29.95

Sept: £6.49

Oct: £388.36

Oct: £44.00

Nov: £168.17

Nov: £92.67

Dec: £1546.15

Dec: £254.77

Jan: £404.69

Jan: £243.23

Feb: £1050.43

Feb: £153.27

Mar: £707.81

Mar: £95.33

Total: £4295.56

Total: £889.76


The Tansun Apollo A3E quartz infrared space heater is one of the largest in the Apollo range. This particular infrared space heater is a popular solution for the heating of large buildings such as factories, warehouses and areas like Saint Michael’s Church with a much larger floor space. As with the other space heaters in the range also used at the church; the A3E is robust, yet lightweight and has integral heat sinks built in to keep the heater's overall running temperature low. Tansun advised the congregation that each area of the church would require a different heating solution. This led to them installing a variety of different size and output Apollo space heaters to different parts of the church in order to suit the need of each particular area.

The Tansun Apollo space heaters are manufactured in the UK with smooth parabolic reflectors which help direct the heat outwards, giving an effective and instant heating solution. The space heater comes as standard with three phase wiring built into the heater, and is available in power configurations of 6kW, 9kW all the way up to 12kW.

All of Tansun’s products are made in the UK and are designed using premium components. The company has been established for 35 years and pioneered the concept of infrared electric heaters alongside Philips technology. Tansun has the largest range of domestic, commercial and industry infrared heaters in the world, providing maintenance-free, safe and effective heating appliances for customers up and down the country.      

Further information is available from Tansun on 0121 580 6200, by emailing sales@tansun.com or by visiting the company’s website at www.tansun.com .