Commercial Installation Project

Commercial Installation Project

Our team have been well travelled in recent weeks with a trip across the border to install a heating system for a client at their new facility in Barnsley.

Project Background

The client had recently purchased a new manufacturing facility which was to under go a complete refurbishment to serve a dual purpose as workshop with a office area to accommodate staff.

Existing Heating System:

The office heating was supplied through radiators that had individual thermostats and appeared to be in reasonable condition as was the pipework, the boiler and pump feeding same is non-operational, obsolete and required to be replaced.

The existing hot water boiler was a gas fired unit, while operational was leaking and obsolete.

The factory unit had no heating as four of the five existing air heaters having at some point been dismantled and were lying on the ground. Again these heaters were obsolete, probably 20-years old and even if they were reinstalled should the customer have required any parts for same they would be difficult if not impossible to obtain and the operation of the system would be of poor efficiency.

Solution:

Office area:
A wall mounted Keston boiler was installed with a welded low loss header arrangement which was fabricated off site. Pipework was taken from the boiler, in copper to same at a L.L.H. thereafter the pipework taken and connected to the existing heating pipes with a new circulating pump fitted.

Hot water was supplied via a 125L model of Sadia unvented cylinder, heated via an indirect coil from the Keston boiler L.L.H. with pipework via a motorised valve and pump.

Overall control over the heating/hot water was via a programmer located at boiler.

Gas pipework was rerouted and reconnected to suit, tested and certified. The boiler has a unique 2-pipe flue system comprising of 2×2” MUPVC pipes that was taken horizontally to atmosphere approx. 4m, one fresh air inlet and 1-exhaust gasses.

Workshop Area:

10-off combat CMP 35 UTN ‘U’ tube radiant heaters complete with all necessary propriety support system was supplied and fitted – these units were suspended from roof structure at predetermined height (9m approx.)

The existing gas pipework system was extended to each of the aforementioned heaters, valved at each unit with the final connection being approved flexible type.

All gas pipework was pressure tested, commissioned and certified, additional isolating valves were fitted as necessary in keeping with good practice.

Control over the system was in two zones to suit Client requirement.

Result

This was a large space to heat but within half an hour of commissioning the workshop units unit, a comfortable working environment had been achieved.

“We are delighted with our new heating system which is not only achieves the warmth we desired in both areas of the site but is easy to operate and was completed with minimal fuss and to a high standard of workmanship”
Client Feedback.

Macfarlane Heating Services team on site

Energy Efficiency Award Winner

Winner Winner!!!

Macfarlane Heating Services are delighted to have won the 2019 Energy Efficiency Awards Scotland – Regional Boiler & Heating Installer/Contractor of the Year Award!!

For a small family run business like ourselves this is a massive achievement which we are very proud of.

Congratulations to the whole team at Macfarlane Heating Services and a massive thank you to our customers for your continued support.

Scotland Energy Efficiency Awards

Macfarlane Heating Services are delighted to make the shortlist of the 2019 Energy Efficency Awards Scotland – Regional Boiler & Heating Installer or Contractor of the Year Award for the second year in a row!!

The aim of the Energy Efficiency Awards is to provide public recognition for the excellent work the Energy Efficiency sector is doing in implementing these schemes. And to help encourage best practice within the Energy Industry as it works to improve UK housing stock.

The 2019 Regional Boiler & Heating Installer or Contractor of the Year Award rewards one exceptional company, in each of the 11 Regional areas around the UK, that installs, maintains or repairs energy efficient boilers or heating systems.

This award recognises the efforts of fully qualified Boiler & Heating engineers that provide excellent customer service, and demonstrate a high standard of quality workmanship or best practice within their local community.

We are looking forward to the awards night on the 7th June.

Is your boiler ready for a cold snap?

Servicing

If you notice any of the following warning signs, you’ll want to get your appliance serviced right away:

  • The gas appliance is not working properly
  • The appliance is burning with a lazy yellow flame rather than a crisp blue one
  • Black marks/stains are evident around the gas appliance
  • The pilot light keeps going out
  • There is increased condensation in the room

What’s the difference between a safety check and a service?

Prior to any work being carried out it is important to agree with your registered engineer their scope of the work so that everyone is clear. For example, there are differences between an appliance service and a safety check and equally between a safety check of appliances and a safety check of the whole installation, which includes all pipework and appliances.

What is an Appliance Safety Check?

An appliance safety check at a minimum includes all of the checks and tests to ensure the appliance is safe to operate, for example:

  • It is correctly set and adjusted to ensure the gas is burning correctly
  • It is of a type suitable for the room in which it is located
  • It is physically stable, securely fitted and properly connected to the gas pipework
  • There is an adequate and permanent air supply suitable for the appliance type installed
  • Any flues or chimneys are operating correctly
  • All safety devices function correctly

What is an Appliance Service?

An appliance service will include all of the above checks and tests and any other specific checks, for inspection and/or cleaning of the appliance as specified and detailed in the appliance manufacturer’s instructions. This may include:

  • If appropriate, an analysis of the combustion exhaust gases to ensure the appliance is burning the gas safely
  • A check of the condition of the appliance including (but not limited to): the effectiveness of any seals, gaskets, the cleanliness of heat exchangers etc. and checking for any signs of heat or other distress

This is not an exhaustive list and servicing requirements will vary across appliance types and models.

Note: Some appliance servicing regimes provide an interim performance check (annual) to be used in order to determine the degree of dismantling the appliance and the level of servicing required.

What is a Gas Installation Safety check?

If a gas installation safety check (all appliances and internal pipework) is required or specified each appliance will need to be checked as outlined above and additionally:

  • All accessible gas pipework is visually inspected to ensure the installation is in good condition, and;
  • The gas pipework is tested to ensure there are no gas leaks
Smart Controls

https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/gadgets-tech/best-smart-home-gadgets-a6800731.html

The independent recently revealed their choice on the 10 best smart home gadgets with the Nest thromostat being their favorite. It one of ours too and heres why…

You no longer have to put up with a single, difficult to program or manual control for our heating system. Smart Thermostats bring heating controls into the modern market. With the continuing rise in the cost of energy, and 60% of energy being spent on heating your home, taking control of your costs makes increasing sense.

Traditional heating controls require complete manual input, and for you to do it within your home. Using a Smart thermostat you have the ability to control your heating from anywhere in the world via your smart phone, laptop, or other compatible device. Some models such as Nest even learn your behaviour and implement energy saving measures for you.

Contact Macfarlane Heating Services today to see how a Smart Thermostat and upgrading your heating controls can benefit you.

Energy Efficiency Award Finalist

Macfarlane Heating Services are delighted to make the finalist shortlist of the 2018 Regional Boiler & Heating Installer or Contractor of the Year Award.

The Energy Efficiency measures introduced by the Government following the Energy Act 2013, included the Energy Company Obligations (ECO) Scheme, the Green Deal Finance Initiative, and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). These measures together help homeowners reduce their energy bills, tackle fuel poverty and reduce Carbon emissions.

The aim of the Energy Efficiency Awards is to provide public recognition for the excellent work the Energy Efficiency sector is doing in implementing these schemes. And to help encourage best practice within the Energy Industry as it works to improve UK housing stock.

The 2018 Regional Boiler & Heating Installer or Contractor of the Year Award rewards one exceptional company, in each of the 11 Regional areas around the UK, that installs, maintains or repairs energy efficient boilers or heating systems.

This award recognises the efforts of fully qualified Boiler & Heating engineers that provide excellent customer service, and demonstrate a high standard of quality workmanship or best practice within their local community.

We are looking forward to the awards night on the 29th June

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