Bank Turns to Martinson-Nicholls Greener Heat Mats as Space Heater Alternative

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As many offices and organizations outlaw space heaters for safety and energy-consumption reason, they need an alternative means of supplemental heat. Martinson-Nicholls Greener Heat Heated Mats are filling this role, providing effective, radiant heat without the safety concerns and higher costs of space heaters.

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Our people love their heated mats and were extremely reluctant to give them up for testing by other employees. Obviously, I have tested the product myself and love it. After our nightmare, I have strongly urged our facilities manager to establish this Martinson-Nicholls' heated mat as a standard throughout the Huntington Bank chain.

As many organizations outlaw space heaters, the Willoughby Branch of Huntington Bank experienced a rather dramatic comparison between those heaters and Martinson-Nicholls newest Greener Heat heated floor mats. On average, space heaters draw 1100 watts of power, versus the 100 watts of the heated desk mats. But beyond energy consumption, space heaters may draw enough power to blow over-used circuits.

One such situation happened to the Willoughby, Ohio, branch of Huntington Bank. Four employees decided to turn on their space heaters all at once, totaling 4400 watts. As a result, their computers crashed at midday with a bank full of customers. This was an extremely serious issue that required three hours to fix, as their computer platforms suffered severe damage.

At the same time, two of the bank employees were testing the Greener Heat heated mats, and their computers continued to operate without incident. According to Donna T. Nason, branch manager, "Our people love their heated mats and were extremely reluctant to give them up for testing by other employees. Obviously, I have tested the product myself and love it. After our nightmare, I have strongly urged our facilities manager to establish this Martinson-Nicholls' heated mat as a standard throughout the Huntington Bank chain."

Martinson-Nicholls' Greener Heat heated mat provides a safe, cost-effective alternative to space heaters by adding safe, low voltage heat into a comfortable mat that fits under one's desk. Putting heat on the floor is more effective, and uses only 100 watts of energy to get a surface temperature of approximately 110 degrees in most environments. The heated mat also warms the area under the desk to warm legs and create a more comfortable, productive environment. The cost of operation is about the same as a 100-watt light bulb. The heated floor mat contains a built-in thermostat so the mat temperature will not get hot enough to cause combustion, the cause of most space heater fires. As Huntington learned, the lower voltage also puts less stress on power circuits, and can help avoid unexpected power incidents.

About Martinson-Nicholls
Martinson-Nicholls, over the last 25 years, has established itself as a leader in custom floor matting, heated floor mats, and safety solutions.

Martinson-Nicholls provides the customer with the exact size matting needed--small, large, standard, nonstandard, special shapes and logos. Custom installations are also a specialty of the company.

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