Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

NZ Restaurants Opt for Cleaner Outdoor Heating Solutions

NZ Restaurants Opt for Cleaner Outdoor Heating Solutions

Since indoor smoking bans were enacted in both NZ and abroad, the outdoor heating market has thrived. The most popular choice for restaurateurs– outdoor, gas powered heat lamps.

As gas area heaters became a staple of every restaurant and bar throughout the U.K. and Europe, the unforeseen consequence of the 2008 smoking ban came to light – massive amounts of CO2 emissions being pumped into the atmosphere.

A gas patio heater with at 12.5kW will produce 34.9kg of CO2 after 12 hours of running (when the fuel runs out). This is the equivalent to the amount of energy required to make 5,200 cups of tea.

In an effort to combat climate change, the European Union enacted a ban on outdoor gas heaters throughout the continent and the U.K.

However, these bans have caused a stoush between European politicians and restaurant owners, the most vocal of these being café and bar owner in the French capital, Paris. Café owners argued that the ban was killing the city’s popular café culture. Ultimately winning the argument, the ban was over turned and gas heaters continued to burn bright.

Fortunately, Kiwi restaurant and bar owners have been much more forward thinking when it comes to their outdoor heating solutions.

A rising trend among NZ bars and restaurant is the fixed overhead electric heater.

“After smoking indoors was banned, there was a lot of cheap, low quality gas lamps flooding the market”, comments Kelvin Davis, founder of Auckland based, Kelray Heating.

“However, once operating these products, many business owners found them very inefficient and expensive to run. Also, many of these overseas made lamps were produced using cheap materials and a low standard of workmanship”.

Kelray saw the opportunity to produce a NZ made range of outdoor electric heaters which utilise the incredibly efficient infrared heating technology.

Unlike heat produced from gas heaters, which simply work to heat the open air, Kelray’s heaters, use infrared technology to pass through the air and be absorbed directly by the skin, ensuring minimal wastage.

While there are a number of infrared heaters coming onto the Market, Kelray’s range of commercial heaters are the only heaters manufactured in NZ using marine grade 316 stainless steel.

“As a NZ business, we are proud to supply a product that is energy efficient and minimises impact on the environment”.

“Many people are simply not aware of the environmental impact of these outdoor gas heaters. Our clients are always happy to learn that not only are they saving in heating costs, but they are also reducing their businesses carbon footprint”.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Stats NZ: Consents For New Homes At All-Time High

A record 41,028 new homes have been consented in the year ended March 2021, Stats NZ said today. The previous record for the annual number of new homes consented was 40,025 in the year ended February 1974. “Within 10 years the number of new homes ... More>>

Stats NZ: Unemployment Declines As Underutilisation Rises

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.7 percent in the March 2021 quarter, continuing to fall from its recent peak of 5.2 percent in the September 2020 quarter but remaining high compared with recent years, Stats NZ said today. ... More>>

ALSO:

Digitl: The Story Behind Vodafone’s FibreX Court Ruling

Vodafone’s FibreX service was in the news this week. What is the story behind the Fair Trading Act court case? More>>

Reserve Bank: Concerned About New Zealand's Rising House Prices

New Zealand house prices have risen significantly in the past 12 months. This has raised concerns at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Putea Matua about the risk this poses to financial stability. Central banks responded swiftly to the global ... More>>

Westpac: Announces Strong Financial Result

Westpac New Zealand (Westpac NZ) [i] says a strong half-year financial result has been driven by better than expected economic conditions. Chief Executive David McLean said while the global COVID-19 pandemic was far from over, the financial effect on ... More>>

MYOB: SME Confidence In Economic Performance Still Cautious

New insights from the annual MYOB Business Monitor have shown the SME sector is still cautious about the potential for further economic recovery, with two-in-five (41%) expecting the New Zealand economy to decline this year. The latest research ... More>>