Weymouth care home receives ELCO upgrade

Published:  18 April, 2018

ELCO Heating Solutions has supplied five THISION L EVO 120kw boilers to Westhaven House in Weymouth.

The installation was part of the complete refurbishment of the heating and hot water system at the Dorset-based care home, with the aim to reduce energy use, emissions and running costs.

The property owners removed two ageing atmospheric boilers and two direct gas-fired water heaters, which had all reached the end of their operating lifecycle and were extremely inefficient to run. They were replaced by a floor-mounted cascade system consisting of five THISION L EVO boilers and two 500l Gemini calorifiers from ELCO.

In addition, ELCO also supplied a weather compensation kit, while the boilers’ built in control is managing the system pumps and diverter valves for two heating zones and the domestic hot water.

Westhaven House was built in 2006 and comprises 54 flats for enhanced sheltered accommodation. Residents benefit from a range of care facilities, with Extra-Care staff available on-site 24/7.

Dave Chapman, Commercial Heating Manager for Aster, said: “We wanted to make big changes to the care home’s old heating system by removing the old atmospheric boilers and direct fired water heaters and upgrading them to gas fired boilers with calorifiers. Having successfully installed the THISION® L EVO boilers on another site, where they have operated faultlessly for months, they were the obvious choice for the Westhaven project.

“We have increased the overall output of the system to maximise hot water delivery, with the modulating capability of the cascade arrangement sure to deliver excellent efficiencies. We’re so pleased with the new boilers, and the service provided by ELCO, that they’ve already been specified on another one of our projects.”