The Energy Saving Trust’s ‘Energy Efficiency Recommended’ label can now be used on Sentinel’s its X100 inhibitor chemical water treatment products in the UK following accreditation of its products.
The label will appear on its X100 range of products – on X100 Inhibitor, X100 Rapid Dose, X100 Towel Rail Inhibitor and Contractor Pack Inhibitor.
This follows collaboration with the Domestic Water Treatment Association to establish a minimum quality standard for water treatment products in the heating sector, and subsequent liaison with the EST to raise awareness of the benefits that a properly cleaned and treated heating system offers to householders.
Sentinel has been promoting the energy-saving benefits of a properly treated heating system for many years having invested in numerous studies, including independent evaluation of heating systems by GasTEC@CRE to show that a properly cleaned and treated system could be up to 15 per cent more effective at delivering heat in a home than an untreated system.
“We’re delighted that the sector has come around to agreeing with us about the energy-saving benefits that can be attributed to the correct use of quality chemical water treatment,” said Dr Paul Day, European technical director for Sentinel Performance Solutions.
“Our research has consistently shown that there are significant benefits from the use of such products – energy savings and carbon emission reduction, savings on energy bills and reduction in maintenance costs for heating systems that have been properly cleaned and treated.
“It’s simply common sense that a clean heating system is an efficient system and will operate at optimum levels of effectiveness and energy efficiency, while a dirty system suffering from limescale build up or corrosion is not only inefficient but also unreliable and likely to fail.
“Agreement that products that at least meet the BuildCert minimum standard should be able to bear the ‘Energy Saving Recommended’ logo is a major step forward in the right direction.
“We’re hopeful that this will help significantly reduce the large number of untreated heating systems in the UK – it’s estimated 50 per cent of the heating systems in the UK do not currently benefit from water treatment products.
“The UK Building Regulations Part L Compliance Guide recommends that all new heating systems and all systems where an old or failing boiler has been replaced with a new unit be thoroughly cleaned and then treated
“We want to see every heating system in the UK experiencing the ‘energy efficiency recommended’ benefits of quality water treatment as quickly as possible, which will contribute significantly to the targets the government has set for energy efficiency and carbon reduction.”