The Victoria Hotel in Sidmouth, part of the Brend Hotel Group, promises its guests that “from the moment you step through the original carriage portico, you will be surrounded by warmth and refinement.” Where the exquisite décor and fourstar service provides the refinement, a brand-new A rated efficient boiler from Potterton Commercial is now providing the warmth.
With such a pledge to live up to, it is essential that visitors are kept warm and comfortable all year round. That’s why this year the hotel acted fast to replace it’s outdated and inefficient heating system with a new Potterton Commercial Sirius boiler.
The hotel had three key requirements for its new heating system. It needed a boiler that could fit within the limited footprint of the existing plant room on the ground floor of the property.
There also needed to be some form of back-up in case of a heating system failure.
Marc Coombes at Sidmarc Ltd who has worked with the hotel group for two decades was brought in to survey the property so that he could recommend the right size boiler to match the hotel’s space heating load.
After conducting a thorough analysis of the building Marc Coombes’ conclusion was “The hotel needs 300kW of energy to operate efficiently. With this in mind the options were that we could have three smaller boilers, or go for the latest dual burner technology that could replace three existing boilers with one to save space, without compromising on performance, energy efficiency or redundancy.”
As a Potterton Commercial boiler was already providing a reliable source of heating for guests at another hotel in the group, Phil Smith, area sales manager was invited to quote for the job and discuss how its boilers can meet this hotel’s needs.