New boilers save energy for sheltered accommodation

MHG Heating, Boilers, space heating, DHW
Built-in weather compensation and night setback contribute to the energy savings of MHG boilers installed in sheltered accommodation in Cobham.

Refurbishment of five boiler rooms at Churchfield House in Cobham, Surrey, included the installation of MHG Heating’s ProCon MC115 gas-fired condensing boilers. The refurbishment was designed by consulting engineers McCarthy Bainbridge and carried out by heating specialist Industraheat following a competitive tender.

Operated by Paragon Community Housing Group, Churchfield House provides sheltered and supported accommodation. It has 98 residents’ flats and three 2-bedded guest flats.

The five boiler rooms provide heating to all the flats, but the aging boilers were proving to be unreliable and inefficient. The internal controls of the new boilers provide weather compensation, time control and night setback to deliver significant reductions in energy consumption. The previous boilers had very little control and ran at full output for most of the time.

Industraheat’s Robin Scottow explains, ‘The refurbishment was carried out during the winter to enable Paragon Group to take advantage of additional funding, so it was necessary to maintain heating to all of the flats throughout the project.’

The new wall-mounted boilers have an output of 115 kW and can modulate down to 25% of full load.

MHG also supplied expansion vessels and pressure managers for each boiler room. Industraheat also installed new control panels.

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