Will Hawkins met Lolli Olafsson to see the system in action.
Energy Saving Solution
The unit in the health centre takes heat from the air conditioning unit outside and pipes it back into the hot water system (the hot water tank for which is located in the plant room nearby). The hot water is used for the showers. It is a good solution for the gym where they have a lot of hot customers working out who then need a good shower after their exertions. It is also ideal for pubs, schools, hospitals and buildings with lots of people in them.
The heat recovery system saves the health centre £800 a month in energy, which means it will pay for itself within two years. Since its installation, the Geyser Thermal system has saved over 168 megawatts of electricity.
Compatible with most systems
Often, consultants are reluctant to work with heat recovery systems, but Geyser Thermal's solution is proving its worth through its simplicity and efficiency. Heat recovery technology is not as 'sexy' as some renewable energy solutions, and does not attract government incentives.
Nevertheless, good heat recovery systems, like that of Geyser Thermal, make use of energy that you have already paid for twice, at least. But, when the payback is so quick, you don't need a subsidy to work.