average size church - for 120 people/ 60m pew heating ( 1m pew heating needed for 2 people) : 0.09kW/m x 20p/kWh x 60m = £1.08 per hour for the whole church if all sections are switched on. This cost is further reduced by switching off sections, lowering the temperature to medium (which is usually the typical setting) or switching OFF some pews (e.g. every second row of pews because of COVID precaution).
Responses taken from emails to our question to churches after a few months of experiencing our heating systems:
Holy Trinity Church, Whitfield, Revd. Jonathan Russell:
"…the system was very cosy, and very much appreciated by everyone. Many thanks…"
"…The members of my congregation were most impressed with how neat, as well as how warm the installation is: thank you for being considerate of our ancient building…"
St. James's Church, West Malvern, Susan Matthews:
’’ .. we are very happy with the system..’’, ‘’ Thank you for such a clever invention!’’
All Saints’ Church, Richard’s Castle, Roland Alden :
"The system has performed well during this very cold weather and the feedback has been excellent."
St. Peter’s Church, Newton Bromswold, Helen Lines:
’The heating system has received many favourable comments.’’
Port of Menteith Church, Coldon, Scotland, Sheena M. M. Crichton:
‘’..the pew heating is very economic and effective and we are very pleased with it. It looks extremely smart and is comfortable to sit on..’’
St Mary’s Church, Claverton, Diane Sykes:
“We used the system for the first time at our Carol Service on Sunday and it was a great success.”
Sacred Heart Church, Hillsborough, Sheffield, Pauline McConnon's (Chair of Parish Council) letter:
"On behalf of Fr Michael, the Heating Sub Committee and the parishioners, here at Sacred Heart,
I would like to express our immense gratitude to you and your amazing team of craftsmen!
The expertise and professionalism of yourself and those working alongside you have, at times, left us speechless. We could not have had better service and we are very, very grateful for all the hours you put in to complete the project for us on schedule.
Well, our parishioners felt the full effects of it last weekend and feedback was indeed very good-not least of all because we sat in a very cold church throughout last winter! It was a whole new experience for them and we feel encouraged that our congregation can now celebrate in a warm, comfortable environment''..."We will certainly be recommending you!".
St Catherine's Church, Montacute, Nicholas, Laycock, PCC Treasurer, :
"The seats were much admired last Sunday at the Harvest Service where we gave thanks for you and all your team.", "The beautiful upholstery is commented upon frequently by visitors to the church".
St Swithun's Church, Leadenham:
(article 'Pew, what a scorcher!' in The Sun on 14th March 2022) "It's a God-send. Some of the congregation don't want to stand for hymns now".
St. Edmund's church Stoulton, Sandra Marchant, churchwarden :
"A BIG thank you" postcard received by email.
The first church with our installation in England - All Saints’ church, Cranham, London that opted for our heated seats had it installed in only half of the church. After trying it through a winter they decided to extend the system to the whole church. This option is available to those churches that wish to try the heated seat method out before deciding whether to install it throughout the building.