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Community pavilion scores renewable heating and hot water

Historic sports group the Lovat Shinty Club will benefit from low-cost heating and hot water for its new community pavilion, following the installation of two Vaillant air source heat pumps.

The new facility which includes showering areas, was almost entirely funded by charities and European funding groups. The club is not-for-profit, so keeping future running costs low was a core consideration.

John MacRitchie, president at the Lovat Shinty Club, explains: “As a not-for-profit organisation, cost is a major factor for us, but equally, for a sports pavilion, reliable heat and hot water is a must. Vaillant worked with us, and with local renewable heating installers at R&I Cruden, to design and install an energy efficient, renewable system which will not only keep running costs low, but effectively meet our heating and hot water needs. We are delighted with the support and service we received from Vaillant throughout the project.”

John Bailey, sales director, commercial and renewable, at Vaillant, adds: “We recommended our aroTHERM air-to-water heat pump as it ticked all the boxes for ease of siting, reliability and energy efficienct heating and hot water – as well as the sustainability benefits inherent to this technology. By working closely with R&I Cruden we were able to design a system which will meet the needs of the Club for years to come.”

Quiet efficiency

Vaillant’s air-to-water heat pump, aroTHERM, was selected.

Available in four models from 5 – 15kW, aroTHERM is a compact unit which can be easily sited and offers quiet operation with sound power as low as 58dB(A).

The pavilion system utilises two aroTHERM air source heat pumps in cascade with a 200 litre buffer tank for an efficient and reliable supply of heating and hot water.

This system is complemented by the Vaillant VRC 700 weather compensating system control which intelligently communicates with all Vaillant appliances, and further contributes to the efficiency of the system.


Cost efficiencies

Air-to-water heat pumps are a highly efficient solution as they safeguard against fluctuations in oil and LPG prices that can leave owners vulnerable to ever-rising energy bills.


About Vaillant

Vaillant offers its customers worldwide energy-saving heating and hot water systems that increasingly make use of renewable energies. Its product portfolio encompasses high-efficiency boilers, solar-thermal, heat pumps and large output boilers for light commercial use as well as a range of intelligent controls.