Urban regeneration often applies to areas where social housing was prevalent. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s low-cost basic group or district heating schemes had been installed with a minimum of consumer controls and no consumption accountability. Payment for heat and hot water was often based on a dwelling size or number of bedrooms and charged on a fixed weekly cost. Saving on energy used was to no avail as the heat used individually was not quantified but based on the total operating cost of the heat raising plant.
As individual boilers are now deemed less ‘green’ than a group or communal system replacement, upgraded systems are often the best solution. Using RHI compliant state of the art heat meters and modern consumer controls, tenants are able to control their comfort levels and usage of domestic hot water and ultimately their heating charges.
Pre –Payment systems protect the scheme operator against bad debts and the consumers against large bills produced periodically which then become a problem to pay. It also allows consumers to budget their heating and hot water payments and closely monitor their comfort levels and charges.
HeatLink have specialised in the design and manufacture of consumer connections or ‘Heat Interface Units’ (HIU’s) with tried and tested equipment and controls provided on differing dwelling types from low, medium and high rise apartments to houses, bungalows, warden aided and sheltered complexes.
HeatLink do not build ‘standard’ units and attempt to make them fit an application. We believe we can offer a tailor-made solution to suit any scheme.
HeatLink can provide design assistance, technical advice, on-site commissioning of the HIU’s, operating and maintenance procedures, commissioning criteria and method statements on both large and small installation contracts.