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Dealgan House Nursing Home

Project Overview

Dealgan House is a purpose built 84 bed nursing home located on a spacious, 3 acre site on the western outskirts of Dundalk, County Louth.

Eco Life Energy designed and installed a Hybrid Heating Hub to take over the production of hot water for the Space Heating and DHW in the nursing home. The hub replaced the existing gas boilers in the plant room which were inefficient and therefore costly to run.


System Design

System Type: Hybrid Heating Hub designed and installed to produce hot water for Space Heating and Domestic Hot Water for residents needs as well as the kitchen and laundry in the nursing home.

Onsite Energy Source: Natural Gas & Electricity

Eco Life Hybrid Heating Hub: Main Component Parts

Condensing Gas Boilers

Robur Gas Absorption Heat Pumps mounted on a skid

Thermal Storage

Metering & Monitoring of all energy inputs & outputs

Web Enabled Smart Control System

Installation of Heating System

Since installation the Eco Life Hybrid Heating Hub controls the existing zone pumps, which are located in the original plant room of the nursing home, sending heat to the building on demand

Four thermostats for the provision of zonal control were installed in key areas of the nursing home

Predictions & Savings

Carbon Footprint at the site will be reduced by an estimated 47% year on year thus helping Dealgan House to meet the National Energy Efficiency Plan (NEEP 2020) guidelines which require a reduction of 20% in energy usage by 2020.

Primary Energy usage at the site will be reduced by an estimated 50% year on year.

Projected Savings in energy costs shows a system payback of circa 4.7 years. This does not take into account the savings made by reduced maintenance costs due to the installation of new plant. It also does not take into account the potential future increase in savings caused by a rise in inflation, the need to replace old plant or the cost of energy.

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