Boilers & Hot Water

  • Chemical water treatment is an essential service

    By BSEE on September 28, 2012
    When it comes to maintaining the performance and longevity of a traditional boiler, chemical water treatment has an essential role to play. Dr Neil Watson, Global Technical Director at Fernox, explains why a heating system and its boiler could experience real problems without proper treatment and protection. Building services engineers often have a huge remit in respect of the sites […]
  • A measured response to rising fuel bills

    By BSEE on May 2, 2012
    Since their introduction combination boilers have been the default product type to meet the heating and hot water demand of average sized homes in the residential sector, especially in areas with mains gas supply. In the commercial sector, this combined approach was met by package solutions comprising not only space heating and water heating systems but also ancillary components, available […]
  • The CRC – a benefit not a burden

    By BSEE on May 2, 2012
    Get ready for a surge in demand for energy efficient building services equipment as big energy guzzlers get to grips with the Carbon Reduction Commitment, says Mark Northcott, Managing Director of Remeha Commercial When it comes to drivers for the take-up of energy efficient building services in the UK, there is none bigger than the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (the […]
  • Optimising boiler efficiency

    By BSEE on February 2, 2012
    As the power-house of any low or zero carbon heating/hot water system, the boiler is the make or break system component, and the latest generation of condensing or biomass boilers ensure that buildings have the greatest possible chance of delivering energy and cost savings. Whilst these technologies are inherently energy efficient, to harness the full potential, it is also critically […]
  • No eclipse for solar thermal solutions

    By BSEE on February 2, 2012
    Jeff House, Applications Manager for Baxi Commercial Division, considers the range of measures that need to be taken into account by designers and installers when consideration is being given to the inclusion of solar thermal solutions in heating systems. The measures necessary to achieve government targets regarding the reduction of carbon emissions are not to be found in one convenient […]
  • Location, Location, Location

    By BSEE on February 2, 2012
    With the anticipated 15% increase on fuel prices over the next year, more and more pressure is being put on builders, architects and developers to build sustainable and energy efficient buildings. Peter Gammon, Technical Product Manager at MHS Boilers, takes a closer look at how installers and specifiers can do more to support a low carbon UK. Without wishing to […]
  • EasiHeat makes savings

    By BSEE on February 2, 2012
    St George’s Hospital in Tooting is saving £45,000 per year by upgrading the heating and hot water systems in one of its plant rooms to Spirax EasiHeat plate heat exchanger packages. Five EasiHeat systems now serve the Lanesborough wing of the 1,000 bed hospital. Three provide heating and two deliver domestic hot water in a duty/standby arrangement. Heating was previously […]
  • Condensing boilers are the perfect partner

    By BSEE on February 2, 2012
    With renewable technologies increasing in stature across the UK, much can be said about the significance of carbon reductions and improved efficiencies. Stefan Gautsch, Design Engineer for Buderus, explains how, despite this trend, condensing boilers still have a part to play in supporting renewables as part of an integrated central heating system. Over recent years we have seen a number […]
  • Low carbon hot water generation

    By BSEE on October 4, 2011
    As a nation we have committed to stringent, and legally binding, carbon emission reduction targets through the Climate Change Act 2008. These require an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (against a 1990 benchmark figure) with intermediate targets addressed through regular Carbon Budgets. As most of the regulated CO2 emission from a building is generated by space heating […]
  • Beware of false economy

    By BSEE on October 4, 2011
    As the tough economic times continue, it might be tempting for specifiers to opt for relatively unknown, cheaper brands to keep costs down and to make a higher margin. Here Jon Cockburn, Head of Marketing at Heatrae Sadia, explains that where large and small unvented water heating is concerned, this is false economy. Unvented water heating products provide powerful hot […]