Spanish Point, Co. Clare.
Control heating bills remotely.
Carrickmacross resident, Martin Kiernan is the proud owner of a beautiful holiday home in the picturesque coastal village of Spanish Point, some 290km away from his main residence.
Due to the remoteness of the holiday home, the existing storage heating was switched on in early autumn, remaining unattended throughout the winter until late spring, resulting in substantial electricity bills for the period.
The property was also supplied with natural gas, controlled by a timer and primarily used for cooking with support for the storage heating.
Mr Kiernan felt the existing system offered him little control over heating bills, was inefficient and unreliable, as he had to make unscheduled visits to check if the system was working.
Following a friend’s recommendation, he contacted Pureheat for assistance. We carried out a site survey and it was agreed to replace the storage heating with our ceiling mounted radiant heating panels. The property was divided up into eight heating zones, with each one being independently controlled via the Ember Smart Heating Control app, over which Mr Kiernan has complete control via his smartphone while in his main residence.
Blackrock, Co Louth.
Dr Sunita Chandaran, a Dundalk-based doctor, recently opened her new state-of-the-art practice in Blackrock, Co. Louth. Having come from a very warm climate heat, and the quality of heat, was one of her top priorities when designing her new facility.
Dr Chandaran approached Pureheat, following advice from friends about our products, to explore our solutions for the delivery of effective healthy heat throughout the new surgery. The thought of the mess and disruption of digging up floors, the mounting of obtrusive radiators on freshly painted new walls and the impact on valuable space, did not appeal to Dr Chandaran.
Considerable time and effort was taken by Dr Chandaran in researching the project, including visits to a number of existing Pureheat clients – a dental practice, a private residence, an office and an elderly women’s home – to help her decision.
When we suggested to her builder to recess the panels into the ceiling, she was totally convinced and the results were fantastic. The Pureheat solution is individually controlled by room thermostat and localised fuse-spur with 7-day timer governing all rooms at the fuse board.
Recessed panels in renovated medical practice.
JBS Group, Co. Monaghan.
Refit delivered energy cost savings of 43%
Located in a hi-tech office facility in Monaghan, the JBS Group is a progressive, leading supplier of personalised workwear, PPE safety products and heath and safety supplies. Their ‘office’ comprises two large open-plan office areas, a selection of individual small, medium and large offices, boardroom, toilets and canteen.
An erratic, malfunctioning and undersized air to water heat pump attempted to deliver stale heated air via fan-coils located in the suspended ceiling throughout the building. Occupants in the two large open-plan offices resorted to using fourteen 2.5kW oil filled radiators to meet their heating needs.
Pureheat carried out a site survey with a view to replacing the existing system, with General Manager Francis Carolan outlining requirements for the radiant heating panels – effective, silent, discreet, flexible with no substantial decrease in running costs.
Flexibility was a key factor in order to cater for regular redesign and relocation of workstations across the large open-plan offices.
Fifty nine 400w Ceiling Grid Panels were specified throughout the building, consuming 23.6kW of electricity on start-up dropping to 20kW within 15 minutes – a reduction of 15kW or energy cost savings of 43% when compared to the oil-filled radiators!
The Pureheat solution is controlled by room thermostats and localised fuse-spur controls with a master time switch at the fuse board. JBS Group have been so impressed with the flexibility and heat delivery of the panels that they have undertaken an additional two fit-outs with Pureheat.