Worcester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 26, 2009 -- One of the UK's largest leading providers of air control systems is helping its customers save energy and money with a high-tech new boiler alternative.
Energy efficiency has always been a core principle of Worcester business Oakland Air Control Ltd and its latest advance has been to become a specialist licensed provider of ECODAN heat pumps boilers for domestic and commercial premises.
With conventional boilers, 1kW of input energy provides less than 1kW of output energy or heat. With ECODAN, every 1kW of input energy is converted into an average of 3.6kW of output energy or heat, making it more than three times as efficient as conventional boilers and a natural choice for low cost heating and hot water.
At the heart of ECODAN is a modern, inverter-driven heat pump compressor which converts free energy from the air and upgrades it to higher temperatures suitable for heating.
The inverter control regulates the system so that heat output modulates to match the exact capacity required, meaning the boiler will only consume the exact energy needed at any given time and this increases its efficiency even further. "The advanced heating technology used in ECODAN and also in air to air heat pumps make them ideal for use in the UK's ambient temperatures and perfect for the domestic and commercial markets," Says Peter Allen who is Oakland's ECODAN design expert. "All this energy efficient technology translates to a 30 per cent saving on your energy bill and a 50 per cent reduction in your carbon footprint."
Oakland provides an extensive range of skills across a broad spectrum of public and private sector organisations. The company was formally established more than 25 years ago and is privately owned. Over the years, Oakland has broadened its scope of activity considerably to provide the best services to the markets it serves.
Today Oakland contributes to the management, operation and care of an extensive range of buildings including City institutions, data centres, commercial centres, exhibition facilities, shops, hospitals, railway properties and private residences. To maximise managerial and operational efficiency across such a diverse client base, the company is structured into four divisions: Air conditioning service and maintenance operations, Trend building energy management system controls, electrical installation and certification and its newest offering of heat pump technology for domestic and commercial heating. Each benefits from the guidance of a hands-on director supported by specialist teams dedicated to the specific industries they serve.