The FARHO System
FARHO electric radiators represent the fruits of several years’ research in the field of electric heating. They are characterised by combining the majority of the advantages of current heating systems. The electric heaters employ the most reliable features in terms of optimal heat emission (aluminium radiators) and energy source (electricity).
Using the results of this research, Farho have produced a range of electric oil filled heaters that are more efficient and convenient to use than our competitors. Electric heaters, typically, were not viewed as fuel efficient, but when compared to oil and gas, Farho electric heaters compete very well in many circumstances. Most water based heating systems, with radiators, which cost around 50% more to purchase and install, either sense temperature from a central thermostat covering the whole house, from a water return temperature thermostat on the boiler or at best, room based radiator thermostats. The drawback with all these systems is that only one temperature can be set on the sensing device, it does not take into account time of day when that particular room is in use.
With Farho electric heating systems, utilising the XANA Plus radiators, you have the ability to programme the electric radiators in a particular room to a usage pattern matching use and occupancy of that room.
Scenario – Electric Heating Systems
A doctor’s surgery – the doctor holds surgeries 6 days a week 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 of those days he also holds evening surgeries 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Farho electric radiators can be programmed so that from midnight until 8 a.m. it keeps the rooms at 16C, a nice ambient temperature to prevent freezing. Then at 8 a.m. on Mondays to Saturdays, it is set to increase the temperature to 20C, in readiness for staff arriving at 9 a.m.
The heating system is then set to reduce the temperature at 12 p.m. back to 16C, assuming that the building will be vacated at 1 p.m. At 5p.m. the system starts to raise the temperature to 20C again, in readiness for the evening surgery, but it only does this for Monday to Friday evenings, Saturday it remains at 16C as the surgery is not open.
There are also store rooms and bathrooms in the surgery that do not need to be kept at such a high temperature, they can be set to increase temperature as the building is occupied. The store rooms benefit from some maintenance of an ambient temperature, but do not waste heat by being unnecessarily raised to 20C when they are not normally occupied. This results in saving over an oil or gas based system, which would heat all rooms when it is on and running, yet allow rooms to get too cold when not in use.