Kent-based Kestrel Mechanical Services has recently carried out a complete refit of hot water heating systems at a well-known care home in the South East of England, using Rinnai.
Kestrel has fitted two Rinnai HDC 1500i on Natural Gas and included the unique scale inhibitor protection system. Previously the hot water systems delivery was provided by a whole set of satellite domestic boilers dotted all over the site.
The building is an incredible villa, which is a converted private residence that has undergone modernisation to the highest standards of comfort and practicality.
It provides a 50-room residential and nursing home, set in three-and-a-half acres of picturesque gardens near the north Kent coast.
The home consists of two separate buildings that provide very specialist care; both have the benefit of access to the glorious landscaped gardens, complete with conservatory and patio area.
A reliable hot water heating delivery system was needed to replace the tangle of boiler units spread over the site.
Julian Ringrose, from Kestrel, commented: “Our brief was to make the hot water delivery system work at an optimal level of efficiency.
“We chose the Rinnai 1500i units for a whole variety of reasons – reliable & continuous flow of useable hot water, safe temperature water distribution at all tap and shower points, overall energy efficiency and ease of installation plus minimal ongoing maintenance costs.
“Hot water is vital to the wellbeing of all residents, so we needed to get it right with the right product and Rinnai was the right choice.”
Water temperature is pre-set through easy-to-use built in digital controls, eradicating the risk of scalding and potentially scrapping the need for thermostatic mixing valves. Water can be used simultaneously at several points of delivery with no loss of heat.
The Rinnai HDC 1500i range is designed for use directly off the mains, with no need for large, ungainly and energy inefficient storage vessels, and is capable of delivering in excess of 780 litres per hour at 65 degrees Celsius, therefore guaranteeing water temperatures ideal for preventing legionella proliferation.
Eco-labelling of products offers transparency to specifiers and end users in a clear and simple guide when sourcing the most energy efficient hot water heating units.
And so, the fact that Rinnai maintains ‘A’ rated Eco-labels on all its units speaks volumes for the company’s manufacturing process and stance on supplying only the highest efficiency units to the UK market.
Rinnai products also meet and exceed the requirements of the Building Regulations Part L (fuel and power) and with these bespoke system arrangements they can offer G3 and ACOP L8 best practice too.
Any possibility of Legionella breeding is minimised as Rinnai units have no storage and can be cited close to the outlet and therefore limiting the environment for bacteria production.
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