When facilities support contractor, Dodd Group was tasked with improving the efficiency and longevity of heating systems within Solihull Community Housing’s portfolio, the team selected the Fernox TF1 Omega Filter.
Providing affordable homes on behalf of Solihull Council, Solihull Community Housing was founded in 2004. With a portfolio of more than 10,000 homes, incorporating both existing and new-build properties, maintaining the properties’ most expensive amenity — the central heating system — was deemed essential to reducing repair and maintenance costs.
Seeking an effective and long-term solution, Paul Davies, Partnership Manager at Dodd Group said: “As a contractor working with local housing associations, it’s of significant importance that we use high quality and reliable products to ensure the energy efficiency and longevity of central heating systems.
“When recommending a long-term solution to Solihull Community Housing, we followed industry best practice and suggested the installation of in-line filter systems.”
This is because within a central heating system, when water comes into contact with metal, corrosion takes place. This produces a range of debris — both magnetic and non-magnetic — that can travel around the system causing blockages, resulting in the boiler having to work harder than necessary, leading to increased fuel bills and having a negative impact on the lifespan of the system.
Paul Davies added: “To help offer ongoing protection for central heating systems by capturing this debris, we specified the use of the Fernox TF1 Omega Filter.
“Easy and quick to install, the TF1 Omega Filter is suitable for installation in even the most confined of spaces, making it ideal for use on large contracts such as this, where every property is different. Supplied with a 25-year warranty, the filter offers significant long-term benefits for both Solihull Community Housing and its tenants.”
Combining Hydronic Particle Separation (HPS) technology with a powerful Neodymium magnet, a superior level of both magnetic and non-magnetic debris is captured. Helping to reduce the impact of fuel poverty, the TF1 Omega Filter ensures system running costs do not increase, while maintaining the lifespan of both newly installed and existing systems. Maintained in-situ with no need to dismantle the unit, emptying and cleaning the filter is a quick and mess-free process.
Tony Marshall Compliance Manager at Solihull Community Housing said: “Our tenants have been very positive following the installation of the TF1 Omega Filters. People have commented on the high quality appearance of the unit, how fast the installation was and how much quicker their system is now heating up.
“After the filter installation we also experienced a reduction in the need for system repairs — which will result in significant cost savings over the lifetime of both the filter and system.”