Technical Services

Analysis and insights that make sense

A well-managed heat network runs efficiently.  There are plenty of opportunities to improve technical performance throughout a network’s lifetime. Chirpy Heat provides a full range of technical services and support for new and existing heat networks to help you deliver reliable, compliant schemes that offer the best to your customers.  

     

    Issues

    Poor technical service and standards can lead to:  

    • Poor energy efficiency meaning that your customers have to pay more for heating and hot water
    • Poor reliability meaning high levels of complaints and call outs
    • High heat losses
    • Wasted energy through flow bypasses 
    • Overheating
    • Reactive maintenance and constant outages

    Chirpy Heat supports the development and delivery of more efficient heat networks through a range of services.

    Existing homes

    • Level one efficiency reviews: analysis of existing available data to establish a priority order for system efficiency, focussing on worst performing schemes first
    • Optimisation and decarbonisation reviews: site surveys and accompanying reports with recommendations on how to optimise the scheme to improve system efficiency, and ways in which the scheme can be decarbonised in the future
    • Repairs and maintenance specification reviews including KPIs, Service Level Agreements and contract reviews

       

      New homes

      • Concept and vision: we help to set out what you and your customers need, and what a great heat network will look like for this scheme. We set the brief that works to deliver on that vision so that we can ensure that it meets your needs
      • Design and specification: we make sure that your vision and specification are communicated to the principal designer, that they know what is expected of them and then hold them to account to make sure they deliver 
      • Build and installation: we help ensure the main contractor meets your needs and meets the vision by reviewing the Design and Build packages and technical submissions, confirming roles and responsibilities, and carrying out quality and compliance checks on site
      • Commissioning and testing: we help your scheme to deliver on its design, specification and performance through a comprehensive testing and commissioning process 
      • Management and maintenance: we engage early with the maintenance contractor to make sure they understand the system, agree an effective maintenance regime and identify any contractor training needs.

       

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