Reznor’s new efficiency condensing heater promises to help businesses cut costs

In a time when energy culture is all about carbon reduction and money saving, there is extreme pressure on companies to be as eco-efficient as possible. Matter-of-factly, this can only happen if suppliers and providers rise to the challenge with equal intent – by meeting demand with product. With this in mind, Reznor’s vastly improved RHeco range couldn’t have come at a better time. Designed with business in mind, the systems supplier’s new fully condensing gas fired unit promises to cut overheads by delivering warmth at low cost.

Launched earlier this year, the range features a new primary heat exchanger and an advanced burner with ‘pull through’ combustion and premix technology, which allows for high efficiency condensing heaters that have been developed to deliver thermal efficiencies of up to 109 per cent at minimum load and 100 per cent at full load.

With the system’s advanced technology, the reduction in CO, CO2 and NOx emissions is immense; so much so that RHeco exceeds the requirements of current Building Regulations L2 as well as European norms. The extremely low NOx emissions also enable BREEAM points to be claimed (when applicable). BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building’s environmental performance. Credit from BREEAM ranks a building high on the sustainability-o-metre, which, along with energy savings made, offers an extremely favourable payback period.

But RHeca’s money-saving possibilities are not all about its ethical content. RHeca’s heating units are made from high quality, corrosion resistant steel, which informs its durability. The system’s tubular primary heat exchanger reduces thermal stress to ensure improved life expectancy, and due to its advanced burner technology delivers optimum reliability and ease of maintenance. In translation: it’s less likely to break and more likely to last a long time.

Other important features include:

  • Versatile flue options (top or rear connections) for ease of installation.
  • High flow axial fan for a powerful air throw, decreases stratification and improves heat distribution.
  • 5:1 turn down ratio for close temperature control. Reduced temperature gradients help prevent stratification.

Reznor has suggested that its RHeca range is ideal for low carbon buildings, with up to 35 per cent energy saving on replacement heaters. For more detail on the RHeco heating range, visit

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Carbon monoxide alarm law change in Scotland could spread through UK

If you’re a commercial property owner anywhere in the UK, you’ll be interested to know that as of October 1 (2013), Scottish building regulations will require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted when a new or replacement boiler or other heating appliance is to be installed in a dwelling and other buildings with bedrooms.

In translation:

If you run a hotel, a care facility, a Bed & Breakfast (or the like) in Scotland, you will be required, by law, to install carbon monoxide alarms when new boilers or gas appliances (heaters, cookers, fires etc.) are fitted in your property.

The aim of the change in legislation is to limit both the number of fatal and non-fatal CO2 related incidents by increasing the number of detectors in Scottish properties.

Combustion heating appliances fuelled by solid fuel, oil or gas can all cause carbon monoxide poisoning. The reports that at least 50 people die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK (many of the deaths avoidable), and there are also plenty who end up in hospital suffering the effects of CO2 poisoning.

The number 50 may not sound like a big deal when considering the 63 million people populating the UK but it’s still 50 too many.

The question is – how long before the rest of the UK toughens up its respective carbon monoxide laws?

Perhaps it’s time to think ahead?

If you were just about to contact your commercial boiler service to organise a heating installation it might be a good idea to get a CO2 alarm installed (if you don’t already have one) at the same time. You could be saving yourself effort (time and money) in the long run and, although the risk is small, in the name of safety it’s the right thing to do.

For more information, feel free to contact the CH Systems team on 0208 302 8149 or

Sources: – “Carbon monoxide alarm law toughened” and the – “Scottish law makes CO alarms mandatory with new boilers.