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Heating self build and renovation projects

Practical, affordable heating for self-builders & renovators

Herschel Infrared is a very attractive solution for heating self build and renovation projects.  In both cases you will be looking for a solution that is pragmatic to install without the disruption of extending wet systems or underfloor heating or the expense, complexity and skills requirements of heat pumps. Self-builders and renovators who meet us at exhibitions and shows tell us that they are also driven by energy efficiency and a modern look.  All of them love the fact that our heaters can be put high up on walls or ceilings and not become obstacles to work around with furniture or shelves, that the heaters can be discrete white panels that blend into the background, or a showpiece family picture or mirror. Self-builders and renovators love the fact that you can also progress room by room with an infrared heating installation – not having to wait for the last piece of plumbing before the entire system can be used and with very little intrusion apart from wiring into the structure of the building itself.

The other considerable advantage is that Infrared Heating can be installed using complimentary skills to those needed during the renovation anyway, avoiding the organisation and down time required for specialist contractors which can help to avoid significant costs.

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  • Herschel Select XLS White 600W

    Select XLS – White Frameless Infrared Panel Heater

    (17 reviews)
    5 Year Warranty
    5 Sizes
    FROM $499.00
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  • Select XLS Mirror

    Select XLS – Mirror Infrared Heater

    (4 reviews)
    5 Year Warranty
    3 Sizes
    FROM $799.00
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  • Herschel Select XLS towel heater

    Select XLS – Infrared Towel Heater

    (5 reviews)
    5 Year Warranty
    4 Sizes
    FROM $999.00
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  • Select XL white glass in living room

    Select XL – Infrared Glass Panel Heater

    (3 reviews)
    5 Year Warranty
    4 Sizes
    FROM $899.00
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  • Herschel Inspire White Infrared Panel

    Inspire – White Frameless Infrared Panel Heater

    (9 reviews)
    10 Year Warranty
    9 Sizes
    FROM $949.00
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  • Herschel Inspire Mirror

    Inspire – Mirror Infrared Heater

    (7 reviews)
    10 Year Warranty
    7 Sizes
    FROM $1,249.00
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  • Inspire Picture

    Inspire – Infrared Picture Panel

    (5 reviews)
    10 Year Warranty
    7 Sizes
    FROM $1,299.00
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  • Inspire Glass Featured Image

    Inspire – Infrared Glass Panel Heater

    (3 reviews)
    10 Year Warranty
    8 Sizes
    FROM $1,399.00
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  • Inspire blackboard

    Inspire – Infrared Blackboard Heater

    (1 review)
    10 Year Warranty
    3 Sizes
    FROM $959.00
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A far infrared heating panel review from a satisfied Herschel customer

Renewable, CO2 free and low carbon footprint

A lot of self-builds and renovations are highly environmentally conscious, taking the opportunity to improve insulation and install solar on their roof. Infrared heating is perfect in these situations, being CO2 free in operation and often requiring less energy to heat than the Solar PV is producing on the roof. Alternatively simply switch supply to a 100% renewable electricity tariff for totally carbon neutral heating.

Infrared heaters are non toxic in operation and do not have the hidden hydrocarbons in the form of coolant gases you find in heat pumps, so have a much lower carbon footprint than air and ground source heat pumps.

Herschel’s packaging and heater components are also environmentally sustainable, with our heaters being 97% recyclable at the end of their lives.

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Herschel installed as self build heating solution

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Charlie Luxton’s Eco Self Build

Herschel Infrared chosen for passive house development

Passive house design with Herschel Infrared

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Customer Testimonials

“Warm & comfortable” Charlie Luxton

“I wanted an efficient, cost effective and easy to install electric heating solution to complement a solar PV installation for my recent eco selfbuild in Cornwall and the Herschel infrared panels fitted the brief perfectly.

We are half way through our first winter and the panels are exceeding expectation, the house is warm and comfortable without knowing where or how it is being heated. The internet control and monitoring is fantastic, allowing us to pre-heat the house before anyone arrives and we can check temperatures of rooms when no-one is there, giving us peace of mind”.

“They’re just brilliant”.

“We call them the showpiece, the party pieces of the house. They’re just brilliant.”

“Why did we go with Herschel? It was a strong brand, Herschel’s testimonials were out of this world. We had amazing customer service. We were really impressed with the mirror and picture. We thought they’d be a great showpiece to our renovation.   When people come over it’s really interesting to see their faces when we tell them these are our heaters! ”

Check out the full video testimonial here from our customers Keri and Matt. They love their Herschel heaters so much they jumped out the chance to star in our new TV advert when we asked them.

“So pleased with the final product”

Buying a house with night storage heaters called for a complete change in heating system. Herschel infrared heating panels provided an economical and environmental solution preferable to installing a gas boiler. Herschel were helpful and efficient throughout the process. We measured the rooms and they calculated what we needed, providing different options for the different model of panels.

The panels were easy to install and I am so pleased with the final product. They look elegant and unobtrusive on the ceiling; but provide instantly warming heat. Washing dries quickly, tiled floors feel warm beneath bare feet, and there are no radiators to clutter wall space. I love that I can control each panel from an app on my phone, meaning it is easy to heat up a room from the touch of a button. Best of all, when the electricity bill came, it was very reasonable.