NEW REPORT REVEALS UK SCHOOLS ARE UNPREPARED FOR HEATING SYSTEMS FAILURE

UK schools face increased risk of closure due to faulty heating systems

  • 25 May 2017

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UK schools and educational facilities are facing an increased risk of unexpected closure due to faulty heating systems, according to a new report by Bosch Commercial and Industrial.

‘Out of sight, out of mind?’ is a report assessing the performance of heating systems in UK schools. 

The report has found that the majority of educational facilities spend less than 20 per cent of their maintenance budget on ensuring that heating systems are running efficiently – despite the fact that up to 50 per cent of the average school’s energy usage as attributed to heating.

More than a third of respondents to the survey expressed concern in finding the funding to replace heating systems when they breakdown – something which is often seen as unavoidable or unforeseeable.

Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial and Industrial, commented on the report: “Ultimately, a school without heating and hot water must close, so viewing heating and hot water technologies as much more than ‘out of sight, out of mind’ appliances is essential. 

With significant cuts to funding and increased pressure to reduce energy consumption, it’s more important than ever for schools to be proactive in tackling their heating and hot water challenges.”

Modern condensing boiler technology can significantly reduce running costs, whilst effective maintenance schemes and grants are also available. 

Pete continues: “As our report details, it is clear that schools are having to contend with the unreliable systems currently in place and are therefore finding themselves at risk of an unexpected breakdown and unprepared to provide a long-term solution. 

We hope this report will help schools to enhance their heating comfort and energy performance, and consider a boiler replacement project well ahead of an outdated system letting them down without warning.”

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