Gordon & Lori Rautenbach recently retrofitted their 16thcentury listed home in Bramley, Surrey, with renewable energy and heating systems, to create an energy-efficient, sustainable residence. Their vision and achievement resulted in a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Domestic Ground Source Heat Pump category at the 2013 National Heat Pump Awards.
The Strada DBE radiators, which feature Jaga’s Dynamic Boost Effect technology to provide an instant boost of heat when required, were selected by Gordon primarily for their extremely quiet fan noise. Reaching less than 35 dB(A) when on boost mode, the DBE unit fans are quieter than a domestic refrigerator. “This was absolutely imperative. While we wanted the heat boosting technology, it just wouldn’t have worked in such a quiet domestic situation if the fan noise was at all noticeable.”
Cementing Gordon and Lori’s decision to choose Jaga as their radiator manufacturer was the Strada DBE’s compact and unobtrusive design. “The Strada radiators were ideal for blending with the interior decor,” said Gordon. “While we wanted energy-efficient heating that was compatible with our heat pumps, it was vitally important to us that the radiators provided a simple and elegant aesthetic that would not dominate our living environment. We also appreciate quality for its own sake as well as providing long term value for money.”
Milestone is also equipped with a ducted heat recovery system as well as effective insulation. This, in conjunction with Jaga’s low-temperature radiators, means there is little heat loss during night cooling.