The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel is located in the centre of Edinburgh in the old town area – a traditional building with high ceilings, spread over seven floors. The rooms are set out in dormitory style, with between 6 to 12 beds in each room, and the hostel is busy all year around.
Previously there were either electric storage heaters and/or panel heaters installed in the dormitories. This type of heating was not easy to control and the energy costs were very high.
The client required a heating system that was easy to control and would provide much reduced energy costs, while providing a high level of comfort to the guests.
A trial was offered to try using ATC’s Sun Ray W-fi radiators throughout the hostel, with two specific areas to be measured before a final decision on purchase was reached:
After a successful trial, over 80 Sun Ray Wi-Fi Radiators have been installed across the building.
“The radiators were very easy to install and the programming through the app was simple. As it was an old building with concrete walls and floors, we were initially skeptical about the potential success of the Wi-fi aspect of the Sun Ray. The unique radio frequency technology in the Sun Ray system ended up providing us with strong connectivity between all of the radiators despite the concrete throughout the building, and without disrupting the existing Wi-fi system.
We are now installing the Sun Ray Wi-Fi radiators in a new building project as well, with no connectivity issues whatsoever.
Overall, we are very pleased with the Sun Ray Wi-Fi Radiators, as the controllability of the radiators through our mobile devices is excellent & the support from the ATC Technical team was invaluable in setting up the system so easily. More importantly, our energy costs have reduced by over half, which is very significant for this type of business.” -Scott Harrower, Liberton Developments
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