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Drayton has donated a number of its Wiser heating control systems to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (UHBC), giving the charity remote control of the heating in their off-site accommodation provided to families and patients being treated at the hospitals, helping to significantly reduce monthly energy usage.
The Home away from Home appeal offers accommodation to families and patients who travel to undergo hospital treatment. Now with the help of Wiser, the UHBC team no longer need to physically visit the premises to make heating adjustments and they simply control the heating system remotely via the Wiser Heat app as and when required, saving both time and money on energy bills.
The new Wiser systems installed allows UHBC to reap the cost saving benefits of innovative smart modes, such as Away Mode. This can be activated when families leave the property to maintain a lower temperature, not only helping to reduce energy usage, but also helps ensure the integrity of the accommodation is sustained even when it isn’t occupied, which is particularly important during the winter months. Away Mode can be easily deactivated remotely with the tap of a toggle in the app, ensuring the property is warm and comfortable when families arrive even at short notice.
Tom Joyce, Operations Manager at UHBC, said: ‘’The care we provide to patients and their families extends far beyond the treatment room and the Home away from Home appeal is designed to make them all feel as comfortable as possible during a very difficult time.
“Now with support from Drayton and its Wiser system, we can save both time and money managing the heating systems in our property portfolio, allowing us to focus even harder on the most important task, providing excellent care to families and patients that need it most.”
The initial phase saw three Wiser systems installed in three properties located just a short walk away from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Further Wiser installations will be rolled out across UHBC property portfolio later in the year.
Remi Volpe, managing director at Drayton, says: ‘’This project is one that is very close to all of our hearts at Drayton and we are so pleased to be able to support UHBC by supplying our Wiser system, which will enable them to reduce their energy bills through the use of innovative technology, as well as ensuring they can react quickly to changing plans of new occupants to maximise their comfort.”