British Energy-Saving Product Hailed A Breakthrough For Optimising Heating Systems

New energy-saving technology developed by British company EndoTherm has picked up two awards, reports Hotel Magazine.

The technology can reduce energy usage of domestic and commercial gas central heating systems and has been described as potentially having 'a major impact in energy use'. It can produce typical savings of £112.95 per year, with a typical payback of four months, the firm says.EndoTherm works by reducing internal scaling, meaning that systems can be maintained at the most effective operating conditions. It also helps reduce noise levels.

Added to a solution of corrosion inhibitor in both hard and soft water application, the product does not affect the corrosion inhibition on mild steel, aluminium or copper, says EndoTherm.

According to the firm, gas consumption of the boiler in the heating system can be reduced by up to 15%, significantly lowering CO2 emissions.

The technology has been tested by the University of Lancashire, Tomorrow's Air Solutions and Meadowhead Consultancy Ltd.

EndoTherm picked up the first award at the recent Ecobuild Exhibition, claiming the top accolade for 'The Big Innovation Pitch'.

The product has been used to improve heating efficiency at Marks and Spencer. Chris Marney, head of engineering and energy efficiency at the retailer, said: "EndoTherm's potential to improve M&S's heating efficiency and drive down gas consumption won it for them. We were extremely impressed with all the finalists and had a tough decision selecting just one winner."

Its second award was the H&V News award for Domestic Sustainable Product of the year, where EndoTherm was described as a "truly exciting product that is expected to have a major impact in energy use in both domestic and commercial heating systems".