Hodgkinson Bennis are supporting essential services at hospitals
Over the last few months, the UK has been more reliant than ever on its essential services at hospitals. The efforts of the NHS and other care facilities have been fundamental in containing the effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus. And hospitals have themselves been more focused than ever on keeping their staff’s hands clean and their facilities properly ventilated. In this blog, we’re going to look at how we can provide hospitals with reliable boilers and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Healthcare boilers and HVAC systems using sector-specific equipment
With the most extensive estate portfolio in Europe, the NHS has a lot of boiler and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) plant to maintain. It’s a fundamental part of the country’s healthcare infrastructure. Temperature regulation (both heating and cooling) and hot water together account for around two-thirds of a typical UK hospital’s energy consumption.
Hodgkinson Bennis are experts at fitting and commissioning new plant in NHS and other hospitals with minimum disruption. We know that hospital boiler and HVAC systems are often site- and sector-specific. For instance, dealing with clinical waste incineration requires the expertise and initiative of a company like ours. New equipment also extends to state-of-the-art thermostats and timer switches. For instance, we could fit a compensator, which is a form of control for heating systems that automatically regulates the heating temperature based on the weather, even with the changeable UK climate. Meanwhile, for older systems we can address the issue of wasting hot water by eliminating redundancies, rationalising pipework or installing point-of-use heaters.
Servicing and maintaining essential services at hospitals
Once hospitals have an efficient boiler or HVAC system fitted, it’s essential to keep it regularly serviced and maintained. We can help by undertaking annual gas safety checks. In addition, we will devise a servicing schedule to ensure that systems go on operating at peak efficiency. Meanwhile, steam boilers and high-pressure hot water boilers over 110 degrees centigrade must conform to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR). We can undertake annual PSSR inspections, which allow you to be able to ensure your steam boiler or high-pressure hot water boiler. And we’re also able to perform the more arduous Non-Destructive Test (NDT), which most boiler systems will need on a five-year timetable.
Long-term aims to reduce energy and water waste
Many older hospitals were not designed with energy efficiency at the front of mind. And factoring in inefficiencies in water usage as well, hospitals have a great opportunity to save money on their utilities. There are a number of options in improving energy efficiency and water usage in hospitals. It may entail refitting an entire system and installing modern equipment. It may be a question of better maintenance of existing plant and pipework. Whatever option is best for an individual facility, Hodgkinson Bennis can promote energy-efficient hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
The first step to lowering utility bills will be to understand healthcare facilities’ power and water usage. Compiling an energy checklist for different times of day will help to identify where savings can be made. And resolving issues with water being wasted can also be straightforward. We can advise on the use of self-closing taps in sinks, push-button controls in showers, and in-built flow regulators throughout your bathrooms will reduce the need for hot water. Most energy savings will be under the control of staff. So it’s essential to make your team aware of the benefits that energy efficiency will bring. Together, we can promote energy efficiency – and keep essential service at hospitals running for the long term.
To find out how we support essential services at hospitals by fitting the best in hospital boilers and HVAC systems, contact us today.
About Hodgkinson Bennis supporting essential services at hospitals
Hodgkinson Bennis designs, installs and maintains the most fuel-efficient commercial and industrial boilers. Headquartered in Manchester, we work across the UK, particularly in the North West, North East and throughout the Midlands. Contact us today to discuss how we can deliver advanced commercial and industrial boilers, and our range of other services.
At Hodgkinson Bennis, we have worked with commercial and industrial boilers since 1872. This history gives us an enviable amount of experience as pioneers in the industry. We place an enormous emphasis on ensuring the health and safety of all team members, suppliers, contractors, and the public. We provide the most fuel-efficient boiler solutions for industrial and commercial applications.