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Andrews Water Heater for prestigious hotel at Loch Ness


An Andrews Hi-Flo LPG-fired storage water heater has been installed to upgrade the domestic water heating system at the prestigious Inchnacardoch Lodge Hotel, which overlooks Loch Ness. Hi-Flo storage water heaters are ideal for installation in situations where demand for hot water peaks at specific times, due to their extremely fast recovery rate and the newly installed unit provides ample hot water for the 15 bedroom hotel plus a 3 bedroom flat, whatever the level of demand.

The Hi-Flo direct-fired storage water heater supplies the 15 guest rooms, the kitchen and provides all the hotel's domestic hot water. It is installed in the boiler room, situated at the rear of the hotel, with a conventional vertical flue system. Operating on LPG, the Hi-Flo water heater has a capacity of 295 litres and a recovery rate of 788 litres per hour through a temperature rise of 44oC. It was installed by plumber Keith Fraser and gas engineer Rod Adams.

The water heater is fitted with the Andrews Hydrojet Total Performance System. This is incorporated in the cold inlet dip tube and is designed to increase turbulence, reduce sediment build-up, reduce thermal stacking and increase performance. Another important feature of the Andrews range of water heaters is their legionella resistance, due to the design of the tank. This precludes legionella colonisation, even with a build-up of debris, as water at the bottom of the tank reaches at least the same temperature as the rest of the heater.

The Inchnacardoch Lodge Hotel is situated in Fort Augustus, a picturesque village at the eastern end of Loch Ness and most of the thirteen guest rooms have stunning views over the loch. Built as a hunting lodge in 1878 by Lord Lovat of Lovat, the Clan Fraser Chieftain, the building has undergone a number of changes of use but in 1953 it was transformed into a hotel offering a full range of accommodation and services to guests from around the world.

Since then, successive owners have continued to refurbish and upgrade its first class facilities and it now offers the ultimate in comfortable Scottish country house style. Local attractions include walking in the Inchancardoch Forest and the Great Glen Way, boat trips on the Loch and visiting Fort Augustus with its impressive lock system, part of Thomas Telford's Caledonian Canal.

Available for vented or unvented systems, Andrews Water Heaters are robustly constructed with a heavy gauge steel tank, a Vitraglass® lining and appliance grade enamel external coating. Non-CFC foam insulation ensures low standby losses and models are available for use with conventional, fanned or balanced flues. All models carry the European Standard CE Mark.

Andrews Storage Water Heaters is part of Baxi Commercial Heating, which also incorporates Potterton Commercial.

Loch Ness

An Andrews Hi-Flo LPG-fired storage water heater has been installed to upgrade the domestic water heating system at the prestigious Inchnacardoch Lodge Hotel, which overlooks Loch Ness.

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