Residents at a Bowes and Lyons care home are benefiting from improvements to their home, thanks to Energist Solutions finding a more efficient way to heat the 70-bedroom property. By switching from Electric to biomass, Bowes and Lyons Care Home is saving money on its heating bills, which means it can invest in new facilities elsewhere.

The care home, which is in Bishop Auckland County Durham, now has two biomass boilers, provided and installed Energist Solutions. The home decided to move to a more environmentally-sustainable and cost-effective way of heating the home, by installing Biomass pellet boilers, along with solar panels.

The home secured a five-year loan to fund the installation of the solar panels and the new boilers were funded through Flames fully funded proposal and the Governments’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI).

As well as providing and installing the two boilers into a bespoke energy centre, Energist Solutions help procure the fuel supply at a competitive rate which we were able to fix for 15 years.

Bowes and Lyons was built by Careline Lifestyles in 2008 as a specialised residential care facility. By avoiding steep and fluctuating Electricity prices, the management is now able to focus on making the home more attractive, comfortable and more suitable for its residents.

The owner of Careline Lifestyles said: “We felt this was the right time to buy into renewables. The technology is now really good – our boilers look very slick and neat – and the funded options make it very attractive. Since taking over Careline Lifestyles, I have focused on long-term security for the homes and moving to biomass is part of that approach. As a result of this first project we are looking to install similar systems into all of our homes.

“We looked at other providers, but Energist Solutions stood out for the quality of the installation and their ability to understand our needs and provide the right system. While they were installing the boilers, the team was able to find solutions to every challenge and has also given us an excellent after-service.”

The North Easts leading provider of biomass boilers, Energist Solutions has experienced a growth in commercial clients following the introduction of their fully funded options combined with Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which offers incentives for investing in renewable heat technologies.

Director of Energist Solutions Ken Tiffin said: “Biomass is now a very good option for companies that are reliant on Electricity to fuel their heating. Many of our clients, like Careline Lifestyles, are driven by wanting to be free from fluctuating utility prices in today’s volatile market. We have the passion and expertise to help them find the best system that will deliver long-lasting benefits.

“It is very rewarding to see Careline Lifestyles able to invest money in more pressing areas due to the energy savings of the new system as well as making improvements that will benefit its many residents.”