Each of the apartments is fitted with a FlatStation to provide efficient heating as well as instantaneous domestic hot water (DHW) when it’s needed, without the need for hot water storage within the apartment. As hot water is only generated when it’s needed, combined with the pre-insulation of the FlatStations, there are no standing heat losses and overall efficiency is greatly improved.
“For the people living in the flats it’s controllable. It’s instant heat, it lasts all day and if they’re cold they just turn it up a little bit.”
– Colin Reed, Energy and Sustainability Officer at Link Group Housing Association.
The FlatStations also ensure low return temperatures to the SAV LoadTracker CHP to maximise the efficiency of heat production in the plant room.
This combination of CHP and FlatStations has helped to reduce energy bills for tenants by nearly 70%, as well as ensuring they have heat and hot water when they need it. The SAV system also features integrated energy meters and a datalogger for monitoring of energy consumption by each apartment.