Remeha’s affordable, super condensing heating system reaps dividends for Nursing Home

When Geoff Berry of Touchstone Energy Services was commissioned to carry out an energy survey at Hatch Mill Nursing Home in Farnham, Surrey, he recommended immediately replacing the existing atmospheric boilers with three Remeha Quinta Eco Plus 65 systems.

This ultra efficient, super condensing heating system recovers waste energy equivalent to 15% of the gross input for the benefit of pre-heating domestic water or space heating such as running first radiators or underfloor heating. It consists of the market-leading Remeha Quinta Pro, a fully modulating, commercial condensing boiler and the Eco Plus, a Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery Device, now recognized in Building Regulations.

The Quinta Eco Plus represents a new concept in commercial heating as it achieves maximum condensing at full output at all times, offering a new level of full time attainable efficiency of 97% GVC at 82/71°C flow and return temperatures for existing and new buildings.

At Hatch Mill, the recovered energy pre-heats the incoming boosted cold water feeding the DHW system. This means that less energy is needed to heat the water, lowering fuel bills for the nursing home as well as their carbon emissions. So significant are the savings that Abbeyfield, the owners of the nursing home, are now planning to install more Quinta Eco Plus systems in their second site.

For Phil Kearn of Hydro Heating Solutions Ltd, installation of the three Quinta Eco Plus systems was quick and easy as they are prefabricated and configured in a wheel-in enclosure. “It’s compact too,” said Phil Kearn, “which not only facilitates installation but also leaves more space in the plant room.” With its small dimensions and modular design, the Quinta Eco Plus provides flexible solutions to meet the individual requirements of a building.

“It’s win-win for us at Hatch Mill,” added Sally Tidy of Abbeyfield, the not for profit charity that manages Hatch Mill nursing home. “We save on energy bills whilst doing our bit for the environment – and all with rapid financial payback. My advice would be, why wait for the boiler to break when you can reap financial and environmental benefits now?”

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