Rinnai’s continuous flow gas fired water heating units feature at the award winning Hillcroft Park, set in the beautiful Ullswater Valley.
Providing year-round holiday accommodation to suit every taste and pocket, Hillcroft Park sits at the head of Ullswater above the pretty lakeside village of Pooley Bridge – traditional camping, camping pods, luxury lodges and holiday homes are all part of its offering.
A new visitor pavilion and shower block was recently added, with five Rinnai 1200i continuous flow units installed as a cascade design, meaning any peak demand can be easily met; the 1200i delivers up to 35 litres of useable hot water per minute.
The whole system is powered by LPG. All Rinnai units used in sites which are ‘off grid’ of the mains gas supply are supplied to site LPG ready enabled.
The hot water delivery system at Hillcroft Park incorporates a secondary return, utilising Rinnai pure controls and common flue headers on the units to streamline the flue configuration.
The site is based on sustainability and energy savings so electronic sequencing is employed on the system. These smart sequencing controls will optimise system performance by only firing additional units when more outlets are opened meaning the site only uses energy when it is needed.
Hillcroft Park has won many awards – notably the David Bellamy Conservation Award – several years running.
Managing their land as a haven for wildlife, reduce their use of energy, water and other resources, reducing, reusing and recycling the waste they produce and supporting their local communities are all criteria considered in this award.
Comedian Johnny Vegas opened the impressive, new facilities block, with Lakeland being very familiar to him, have filmed the BBC1 series ‘Home from Home’ there for six weeks last year.
Many of the fixtures and fittings would not be amiss in a luxury bathroom, with high quality showers, basins, taps and tiles all adorned with panoramic Lakeland scenes, thoughtfully installed within the facilities themselves.
The Rinnai HDC 1200i water heater unit uses heat exchanger technology to allow high capacity from mains pressure, thereby guaranteeing all the hot water needed, when it is needed on demand.
As well as high capacities, the Rinnai unit has lower greenhouse emissions because of the new reduced NOx burner technology.
Available in both internal and external versions, HDC1200i gives end users 7% net efficiency because the condensing process delivers up to 97% thermal efficiency, translating to significant energy savings when compared to standard tankless water heaters.
All of which makes the HDC1200i continuous flow hot water system by far the best option for all types of sites.
Gerard Gulliver, of Rinnai, commented: “The only time you are using energy is when there is a demand, in other words it is only burning gas when a tap or shower is being run and, design improvements by Rinnai have increased heat efficiency of its hot-water appliances from 80% to 95%, while decreasing gas consumption by around 14%.”
The HDC1200i is also renewables-ready (suitable for use as a temperature booster for solar thermal and heat-pump) and can be easily configured in a manifold arrangement, ensuring they will never run out of hot water whatever the demand.
As long as electricity, water, and gas supplies are connected, hot water is available when the hot water taps are open.
A DIP switch enables pin-point temperature setting and for safety, the over-temperature protection will switch off the heater should the water temperature exceed by 3°C above its set-point.
In real terms, swapping from a hot water storage system to a continuous flow hot water system can save a site several kW a day which equates to a lot of money a year at current prices.
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