MagnaClean helps save 45% on fuel bills
A Salisbury sheltered housing charity is saving £500 on its annual heating bills following the refurbishment of its boiler house and installation of a MagnaClean filter to maintain and protect the central heating system.
The winter of 2009-2010 was the coldest Britain had experienced for 31 years and as temperatures plummeted, the elderly residents of Hussey’s Almshouses found themselves struggling to keep warm as their household heating systems failed.
Ayres Plumbing and Heating were called in to investigate and found a blockage was causing the system to become more and more inefficient. Although the blockage was flushed out and system performance improved, Ayres also installed a MagnaClean Industrial filter from ADEY Professional Heating Solutions to protect the heating system from a further build up of black iron oxide sludge, preventing the same problems from reoccurring the following winter and providing savings for both the social landlord and residents.
Stewart McTaggart, Site Manager at Hussey’s Almshouses stated: “Residents are benefitting from reduced heating bills, improved comfort with better radiator performance levels and improved control over the system. In fact, since the plant room upgrade was completed in June 2010, we’ve managed to identify a 45 per cent fuel saving, and the return on investment will continue to grow as the MagnaClean technology protects against further problems.
“The boiler room upgrade with the addition of magnetic filtration has proved so successful at Hussey’s Almshouses that the technology has also been installed at another five of our sites and we’re planning to extend this to a further six of our properties in the near future.
Rob Hill, Area Sales Manager at ADEY Professional Heating Solutions explains: “The almshouses’ plant room was upgraded to include the installation of a 2” MagnaClean Industrial unit. Initially, the filter required servicing on a weekly basis due to the volumes of sludge that were in the ageing system. After one month, servicing was reduced to fortnightly and now a service is carried out just twice a year.”