WarmCair Takes Warm Air Heating To A New Level
Johnson & Starleys WarmCair condensing Warm Air Heating system is already demonstrating its energy efficiency and home comfort benefits in a modern residential property in Northampton. For the owners, Mr & Mrs Inwood, the WarmCair represents their third investment in Johnson & Starley Warm Air Heating Systems in different properties - testimony in itself to the confidence they have the technology and the company.
Their current 3500 square feet detached property was built to their specifications in the late 1980's. Having experienced Johnson & Starley Warm Air Heating technology in their previous property, John Inwood was keen to keep this form of heating. Integral to the new home's design therefore was all the required ducting, room outlets, flue and cupboard space for the system. The model installed was a johnson & Starley J90 that would continue to perform excellently for the best part of 25years, requiring only regular scheduled maintenance and very few replacement parts.
In 2012 Mr Inwood was advised that Johnson & Starley were about to launch their latest generation of Warm Air Heating system, The Condensing WarmCair range. "we were advised that WarmCair would take Warm Air heating technology to a whole new level of energy efficient performance, and would also reduce maintenance requirements" says John Inwood. It was calculated that with the annual potential energy savings of the new WarmCair, it could pay for itself in a short period of time too.
Having made the decision to upgrade, the replacement of the J90 with the WarmCair C26D heat only downflow unit was completed in just one day. There was minimal disruption as the new unit fitted in exactly the same space as the old unit. A few small modifications including an alteration to the flue system so that it now exhausts to the side wall of the property, rather than through the roof was all that was needed.
All the wall registers and floor diffusers throughout the four bedroomed property have been retained. "One of the major advantages of Warm Air heating is the unobtrusive nature of the room outlets" says Mr Inwood "They donít take up wall space like radiators, they go with any decor and they give us great flexibility in positioning of our furniture"
"The warm up times are so much quicker with the WarmCair and the system is so quiet" "We donít get any surges of heat - just a consistent level where and whenever we need it. When we turn the WarmCair off, it is instant and the house retains the heat for hours afterwards" He continues "with summer here, another advantage of WarmCair is its air recirculation feature for comfort cooling"
The WarmCairs performance has been carefully monitored by the Inwoods, who pay a great deal of attention to energy efficiency - as highlighted by the highly insulated double glazed property. A daily usage comparison with the previous J90 Warm Air heating system shows an energy consumption drop of around 30% with the WarmCair.
In conclusion the Inwoods would never have any other form of heating. "Radiator systems can be a nuisance factor if there are leaks. Warm Air systems are much more convenient, offer highly energy efficient performance and, as proven in our home are just as suitable to replace old systems as they are for new build" Says Mr Inwood.
Date published: 21/08/13