Aerona³ heat pump helps Colchester Football Club go green

Colchester Football Club has been a vaccination centre during the pandemic and when a new heating system was required for the vaccination area, a Grant Aerona³ air source heat pump was installed to keep the essential resource up to temperature.

Local G1 Installers, Blueflame Colchester, were approached to identify and install a suitable and sustainable heating system for the vaccination centre at the Club.

James Mealing, director at Blueflame Colchester, said: “Colchester Football Club are trying to be as green as possible.”

“The concourse did not have its own heating system before so it made sense to install a completely new heating system to this area, independent of the rest of the stadium, that would meet the temperature requirements of the NHS while also being as green and efficient as possible.”

“We also had a custom header and decoupler made for setting the correct flow rates and water volume within the system.”

A renewable system featuring an Aerona³ 17kW air source heat pump was designed and installed. For this installation, the heat pump has been set up to provide heating only partnering with new radiators to ensure that the concourse area was kept to the desired temperature.

The 17kW Aerona³ is a twin fan heat pump and is the largest model in Grant’s air to water heat pump range. It has an ErP rating of A+++ and is highly efficient so ideally matched to meet the heating requirements of the concourse vaccination area. As the unit was installed by a G1 Air Source Heat Pump Installer, the Club’s new Aerona³ heat pump also has a seven-year guarantee.

Mealing added: “Blueflame has been selecting more and more Grant heat pumps due to their ease of installation, reliability and high SCOPs,”

“The Aerona³ heat pump we installed at the Club is working faultlessly and we are really impressed with the end product.”

“It has been great for Blueflame to assist not only in the efforts against climate change by installing a renewable heating system but also helping the NHS and the fight against Covid. Partnering with Grant products on this project will ensure the system is not only as efficient as possible but also reliable.”

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