Concrete heat pads are more energy efficient

The new Jetwash Heat Pad is made from polymer concrete and is available with either a natural or stainless-steel finish.

Both surfaces are easy to clean and the pads share the same energy efficiency, but the pads with the stainless steel cover provide a more even heat distribution thanks to the metal’s better heat conductivity. The rear of the pad is insulated to maximise the heat reaching the upper surface.

Built by a major European manufacturer, the heat pads are being distributed in Ireland and GB by County Leitrim-based Jetwash Ltd. They are available in both electric and water-heated variants, and come 1,200mm long and either 400mm or 500mm wide. The pads have a self-supporting lip, so they can be easily swapped-in to replace existing heat pads.

According to Jetwash, the electric version has a rating of 160 Watts and operates at 32-34C. It’s polymer concrete construction means it’s less susceptiple to damage and less of a fire risk than plastic heat pads.

The water-heated version, meanwhile, takes heat directly from a network of water pipes running through the pad, rather than having its own water jacket that the hot water pipes have to heat.

The Jetwash Heat Pads are available from stock at about £100-120 delivered.

For details call 00353 494 339703, or visit www.jetwash.ie

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