Energy issues – boiler management systems
By DAVID INNES, chairman, Energy & Environmental Systems Ltd
Care home environments have their own particular heating and boiler energy management requirements, with consistent temperatures being maintained to ensure the comfort of residents.
At the coldest times of day, this can mean keeping excessive heating on all the time, which is wasteful, impractical and expensive, as well as detrimental to the operator’s carbon footprint and the residents’ health and comfort. Alongside this, care homes need constantly to monitor hot and cold water temperatures to meet Legionnaires’ disease prevention obligations.