Summerset is the third largest retirement village operator and the second largest developer of villages in New Zealand. Over a 16 year period they have built 18 villages throughout the country, from Warkworth to Dunedin with 2,600 New Zealanders calling a Summerset village their home.
Summerset in the Sun is located just 10 minutes’ drive from both Nelson city and Richmond and recently opened a new village centre facility. The complex houses an array of amenities including a cafe, library and hair salon, and is a new addition to the existing, established village.
Specified by Summerset’s engineering consultant Michael Stretton, Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd was asked to design and manufacture a continuous hot water heating system for the village centre. The initial plans allowed for an 84kW commercial heat pump and two 1,000 litre cylinders. However, it was quickly realised that the heat pump was too wide to fit into the location that had been planned.
Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd to the rescue
With time running out for completion of the build, the pressure was on to find a quick solution. Ordinarily, such a heat pump could take 8 to 10 weeks to manufacture. Fortunately, Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd was able to use a new design specified for a different project and complete the manufacturing process in a staggering six weeks.
Another satisfied customer
The 7GD60-3V heat pump water heater, with two customised 1000 litre cylinders maintains the water temperature at 60C and provides residents and staff with hot water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The energy efficient system reduces wastage and is incredibly cost efficient to run compared to other methods of heating.
Hot Water Heat Pumps Ltd’s quick-thinking and ability to solve what could have been a costly and time consuming problem has been rewarded with the contract to build a bespoke heating system at another retirement facility in Katikati.