Anchor turns up the heat

Mike Burton, Anchor Magnets
Mike Burton, Anchor Magnets

SHEFFIELD’S Anchor Magnets continues to blaze an innovation trail with the launch of an energy saving product which reduces carbon footprint and heating bills.

Warmroom®, a magnetic foil that stems heat loss from the back of radiators, is the latest solution from Anchor.

The innovation saves around 18kg of CO2 /M2 per year, enabling householders and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint at the same time as lowering their utility bills.

The Warmroom® magnetic foil is attached to the back of radiators in seconds and reduces the amount of heat escaping through walls by up to 60 per cent – proven by tests conducted by the University of Sheffield and underpinned by successful trials undertaken amongst tenants of South Yorkshire Housing Association, university representatives and employees of National Energy Action.

Mike Burton, Anchor Magnets director and inventor of the product, said: “Warmroom® is such a simple solution - ideal for householders and tenants everywhere.

“ The colder it is outside, the better the product works and it is really effective in preventing heat loss in houses, schools, hospitals, offices - in fact any building heated by steel radiators mounted on outside walls.”

The panel is permanently magnetic and should last indefinitely. The only maintenance required is an occasional wipe or dust to help ensure the panel is working at its most efficient.

Anchor Magnets received technical assistance from the University of Sheffield under the Government Funded Solutions for Business Innovation Voucher Scheme, which provided valuable test information to enable Anchor to verify that the product reduces the wall temperature by 20 degrees.

The firm was founded in 1984 and focuses on providing innovation in the field of flexible magnets. It is also the only organisation in Europe with the capability to recycle flexible magnets, potentially saving tonnes from landfill annually.

Anchor Magnets has a turnover of more than £4 million and employs more than 40 people, who are all based in the Sheffield plant.