Centre for people with learning disabilities saves money with green heating system

A Newcastle-based low energy expert has completed a contract to install a new heating system for a day care centre based in County Durham.

Red Hot Green, located in Killingworth in Newcastle, was instructed to install the intelligent heating system, by Mencap who have now reduced their monthly heating bills by over two thirds with the new system.


The heating technology is new to the UK and works by emitting safe infrared waves from thin tiles that act as heaters and replace conventional radiators in commercial and domestic premises.

James O’Brien, Business Development Director at Red Hot Green, said: “When the centre opened back in 2007 the heating system was not cost effective at all and a huge amount of heat was being lost through the large loft in the building.

“As an added complexity, the elements of the heating system started to break, so the charity not only had very expensive heating bills, but the maintenance of the system became untenable and very costly.”

Red Hot Green installed the heating panels throughout the centre with the intelligent heating system that is efficient and flexible, meeting the specific temperature requirements for all of the rooms in the building.

The panels are all individually wirelessly controlled which allows Mencap to ensure that the whole centre is heated evenly, and control the heat in each individual room meaning no heat is wasted whatsoever.


Hayley-Jean Hood, Chief Executive at Mencap, said: “We have made significant financial savings thanks to this system, reducing our monthly heating bills by over two thirds.”

“What’s more, safety is critical in the centre and knew we needed a heating system that wouldn’t pose any threats of burning or scalding. The heating panels provided by Red Hot Green were installed on the ceiling throughout the building therefore removing any threats to safety.”

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