A HEATING technology firm is working with South Tyneside Homes to install renewable energy sources in over 18,000 houses in the region.
Myson has teamed up with the property management company to help its tenants who struggle to pay their heating bill in the winter and also help reduce CO² emissions.
The partnership comes after South Tyneside Homes was one of 72 social housing providers to receive a share of almost £5m from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
The fund is to install renewable energy sources, such as heat pumps, in tenants’ homes.
Heat pump systems are at their most efficient when running at lower water temperatures.
This has encouraged South Tyneside Homes to look for alternative ways of heating their tenants’ homes, without compromising the space available to tenants.
Myson’s fan convector technology is the chosen alternative, as the internal high efficiency heat exchanger gives higher outputs in compact sizes, therefore less space is required for the heating emitter.
South Tyneside Homes has installed Myson’s range of fan connectors into one-bed bungalows on the Lonnen Estate in South Shields.
Leon Cowley, environmental officer at South Tyneside Homes, said: “We are confident that our tenants will be delighted with the Myson fan convectors. They are very efficient and take up very little space, which is ideal for these properties.”
Product manager at Myson, Andrew Lowery, said: “We are delighted that South Tyneside Homes decided to use our range of fan convectors for these homes and this is a reflection of the high quality we offer, both in terms of product and service.
“The funds being received by landlords such as South Tyneside Homes are an excellent step forward and our products are in a prime position to be a part of the efficient systems they install as a result.”