An independent social housing
provider in the greater Manchester area has chosen
to continue its long working relationship with
Johnson & Starley by specifying RENO high efficiency
gas boilers in two very different types of domestic
Prestwich and North Western Housing Association manages 190 homes in the Manchester suburb, the majority of which date from the early 1970s and are heated by ducted warm air distribution systems. Most of these have been updated to feature Johnson & Starley’s Economaire units that offer both energy efficiency and superior indoor air quality. Following the successful ‘trial’ of the condensing based heating systems, RENO boilers were also chosen when the conventional heating systems in a block of six apartments, built some 15 years ago, became due for replacement.
The housing association was set up some 35 years ago by a group of councillors who wanted to provide high quality affordable accommodation for the people of Prestwich. As a small independent association, it provides apartments for couples and single residents.
“We like to think we provide a unique local service compared to some of the other Associations in the sector,” says Maintenance Manager Dion Woods. In Quinn House we installed another half a dozen RENO’s and the AquaStar cylinders in place of the original boilers. Johnson & Starley products were specified by the association both to keep a single source of supply and more importantly, because the technical back up and support from the company has always been first rate. Beyond this, the reliability of the first two RENO’s was excellent.” In the upstairs apartments at Quinn House Johnson & Starley was able to provide all the components from stock to take the flues up through the roof.
The RENO boilers modulate across a wide performance range to optimise their fuel economy while reliability is guaranteed through the inclusion of high quality components such as the Grundfos circulator pumps and Honeywell controls. The boilers have also been designed with ease of installation and maintenance in mind, which were also seen as major advantages for Prestwich. “I just don’t get any calls from the residents about heating problems,” continues Dion Woods.