This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Schwank heating controls save energy costs

15 February 2013

Schwank, a player in the supply of gas fired infrared heaters for industrial and commercial buildings, is advising businesses of the benefits of installing the correct control systems when investing in heating technology

The company manufactures the ThermoControl Plus M range of controllers, which can be integrated into an existing Building Management System (BMS) or used as a stand-alone solution.

Rising energy prices, coupled with the need to reduce the carbon footprint of industrial and commercial operations, are making the installation of high performance control systems a particularly attractive option for building operators and heating system specifiers. Used in conjunction with energy efficient radiant heaters, significant savings can be made.

Schwank ThermoControl Plus M incorporates a range of benefits that allow for 24/7 precision heating control to be achieved. These include:

* Compatible with single-stage, 2-stage and fully modulating heating systems
* Integrated switch-on optimisation to reduce operating times to the minimum
* Intelligent “learning” logic module that assesses both the indoor environment and outside temperatures when determining the optimum pre-heating time
* Switch-on optimisation activated for separate heating zones, fulfilling heating requirements accurately and saving energy
* Saves up to 8% of energy costs in 2-stage operation and up to 15% in modulating mode
* Operating cycles (On/Off) reduced by 35%, increasing life expectancy of appliances
* Easy to use menu navigation
* Allows for adding external alarm contact to a BMS or external fire alarm system

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) claims that government policies are not primarily responsible for continued increases in energy prices: “Global fossil fuel prices (particularly gas prices) are the main drivers of retail energy prices in the UK (and elsewhere) and if, as expected, they continue to rise over the coming years, energy bills will likely continue on an upward trend with or without policies.” (DECC “Policy Impacts on Prices and Bills”)

Schwank agrees with this assessment. Steve Sherman, Managing Director of Schwank UK, commented: “A recent survey for Energy Forecaster* showed an increase in the number of businesses introducing or strengthening their energy policies in 2012 from 57% in Q3 to 65% in Q4. Those seeking efficiencies in their heating or air conditioning rose from 46% to 51% over the same period.

“The trend is in the right direction but many businesses are still not gaining the potential benefits from energy saving technologies available. Schwank’s heating solutions offer exceptional opportunities to help businesses to reduce their energy bills while also making a positive contribution to the environment and sustainability.”


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

RELATED CONTENT...


Article image Andrews water heaters chosen for refurbishment at Premier Inn

In a recent refurbishment of the domestic water heating system at Premier Inn Brighton City Centre, Whitbread’s nationwide maintenance contractors, Norton Commercial Gas Services selected Andrews MAXXflo gas-fired storage water heaters to replace the existing units, located on the outside of the buildingFull Story...

Article image Baxi commercial division show TV talent

Working in conjunction with CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers), The Business Channel.tv is producing a series of programmes focusing on the built environmentFull Story...

Keeping cool about energy

Plumb-Line delivers star performance in school

MOST VIEWED...


Article image Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the rubbish for general collection.Full Story...

Article image Importance of compliance further confirmed by recent asbestos cases

Two incidents involving asbestos in buildings have further emphasised the need for vigilance in all areas of the FM sector to provide protection for building users and avoid the potentially damaging results.Full Story...

Britannia Hotel Group Fly the Nilfisk Flag

Finalists announced for the PFM Partnership Awards 2018

PTSG installs lightning protection at Faraday's former place of work

http://www.fsifm.comhttps://www.abm.co.uk/https://www.emergencyuk.com/pfmb18