Advance Appliances looks to future with less gas
Geoff Egginton, director at Advance Appliances look to the possibilities of a hybrid system that can utilise more than one fuel input in helping reducing the UK’s reliance on gas.
Legislation will soon be in force requiring new-build house to be gas free in the future, something we are all aware of, but he feels that installers and specifiers can help to reduce our reliance on gas for heating.
Using a Solid Fuel Universal Thermal Store (such as the Advance SFUTS) makes it easy to reduce the reliance on gas because it incorporates additional inputs for a wood burner and other appliances such as solar thermal or PV roof panels, off peak electricity or other inputs for sealed system central heating and mains pressure hot water.
With all the plumbing, controls and wiring pre-installed the unit is easy to install in any multi fuel system. Each input has a thermostat control pre wired to a junction box to control all inputs. Solar thermal is not pre figured as panel suppliers usually supply a control package.
An SFUTS unit can be specified in three domestic sizes – 210, 250 and 300 litres capacity – and can be supplied as suitable for sealed heating systems so underfloor heating and modern sealed system boilers can be incorporated. The sealed system unit meets G3 safety requirements with three levels of safety so wood burners can be safely installed on a pumped circuit. The unit is CE marked in addition to the HETAS listing.