Hot water should be stored at or above 60℃ to avoid the risk of Legionella contamination, although it is a legal requirement for a fixed bath to have a device installed to limit the hot water temperature to a maximum of 48℃. We can provide advice and design solutions for hot water provision, which ensures that all regulations and building control standards are met, thereby reducing any potential delay with the development. There’s also the consideration of the overall carbon performance of a building, as any building with running hot water can incur surprising energy demand.
There are many different types of water heaters available and determining the right size and hot water heating source should also be considered carefully i.e. combining heat and power, air source high-efficiency boilers and plate heat exchangers are crucial to meet the new building requirements. The type of hot water system installed will have a direct impact on the asset rating of the building too.
To arrange an appointment or for more information about our hot water provision and design services, contact us today.