Call for pubs and cafes to save cash by heating their customers’ bottoms – and the Southsea cafe already doing so
PUBS and bars with outdoor terraces should swap their energy-zapping heaters for self-heating eco seats, according to energy switching service Love Energy Savings.
The firm says that chairs and benches that warm up when they come into contact with a human could save the hospitality trade thousands of pounds each year.
Dutch company Sit & Heat manufacture cushions for terraces and bars, football stadiums and even churches. The system is already proving popular in the Netherlands, with prices starting from £95 per chair.
With 150 catering companies already onboard in the Netherlands, the idea is taking off in the UK – Southsea Beach Cafe already has the seats. Cafe owner Ian Clarke said they were a hit with customers.
The product has also struck a chord with Love Energy Savings, which specialises in finding businesses cheap energy deals.
Love Energy Savings CEO Phil Foster said: ‘The Sit & Heat cushions are an excellent idea, they are energy efficient and could save hospitality businesses a lot of money, which is key for their survival.’