Vaillant nurses heating system back to full health
With spare parts all but obsolete for two aging and inefficient boilers, Freeland House Nursing Home near Witney has replaced those floor-standing boilers with four Vaillant ecoTEC 65 kW wall-hung system boilers. Tim Curtis of Curtis & Carder Services, which installed the new boilers, explains, ‘The original boilers ran on solid fuel before being converted to oil and then to gas. They were 5 ft tall and 6 ft long, taking up a great deal of space in the cellar. They were also around 40 to 50 years old and had pretty much reached the stage of being beyond repair, so needed to be replaced with a more up-to-date energy-efficient heating system.’
Because of the age of the existing heating system, a 260 kW plate heat exchanger was used to separate it from the new boilers and keep the original heating circuit open vented. New pipework was fitted with the boilers so that they could be installed above the cellar at ground-floor level.
This nursing home is over 200 years old and accommodates 76 residents in 56 single and 10 shared rooms.