Contractor Testimonial

Contractor Testimonial

We recently received this kind review from our customer Nick Irlam, Director at Irlam UK, a mechanical contractor based in the North West who specialises in renewables.

Nick comments, “We’ve been installing ESBE products for over 10 years and work closely with the team at Essco, often discussing product selection and sizing with them before purchasing via our local distributor”.

He continues, “When product support is required on site, we can speak with Essco directly rather than going via the merchant, which saves us time and is particularly helpful during product set-up”.

find out more about our ESBE product range and support services by visiting the Essco Hydronics section of our website.

New Product Selection Guide for Distribution

New Product Selection Guide for Distribution

Are you looking for products that control the flow and temperature of water in HVAC systems?

Having worked with the distribution network for many years, we understand the pressures involved in product selection and the need for a dependable, honest and knowledgeable supplier.

Each month, we cheerfully respond to around 800 emails and 1,600 calls from our distribution customers. We place a great deal of importance on customer service and can support you in the following ways:

  • Comprehensive product information
  • Excellent technical support (we can talk directly to your customer if required)
  • Product set-up and commissioning
  • Like-for-like products that match specification

Download our handy Distribution Product Selection Guide HERE to find out more!

New Series 90 Modulating Actuator from ESBE

New Series 90 Modulating Actuator from ESBE

An upgrade to the series 90 modulating actuator sees ESBE integrate three models into one.

Built on the same platform as the popular M90, the 93P replaces 92P, 92P2 and 92P4 and combines the functionality of all three models into one actuator.


Upgrades include a new PCB and streamlining of components, which combine to make a flexible and user-friendly all-in-one product that is easy to use and quick to install.

The 93P is the perfect match for ESBE series 3F and 4F rotary valves, and now with just one model rather than three, selection and ordering couldn’t be easier.

View the full range of ESBE actuators here.

ESBE 93P actuators are available from your chosen distributor.

Call us on 01489 779068 or email for ESBE product selection and technical advice.


Significant Energy Savings for Heat Battery Installation

Significant Energy Savings for Heat Battery Installation

We recently supplied a Sunamp heat battery to replace a gravity fed system with a vented cylinder.  The heat battery is served by a Solar Diverter (EDDI Panel) as its primary source of energy, fed by a 4kW Solar PV array. The heat battery can also be charged using the Worcester Greenstar 8000 life 30kW system boiler (natural gas) as a backup.

This system feeds five bathrooms (four showers, one bath), one kitchen and one utility room and is more than capable of meeting the demands of this family of four + one dog.


  • Sunamp UniQ HW 12 +iPV Heat Battery – delivering up to 25l/min of DHW at 55°C (The equivalent of a 284 litre DHW cylinder)
  • 4kW Solar PV array
  • Worcester Greenstar 8000 life 30kW system boiler (natural gas)


Throughout the year, peaking in the summer, the heat battery offers huge savings on gas usage by utilising solar PV charging and this coupled with exceptionally low heat losses make for an ultra efficient solution.

For this installation, In the first 6 months of operation gas consumption has been reduced by around 70%, which equates to a saving of around £40 per month for the homeowner. A more detailed report of the energy use, running costs and carbon savings will be provided once the system has been in operation for a full 12 months.

Sunamp Heat BatteriesBENEFITS

  • Reduces running costs and cuts carbon emissions by using electricity from Solar PV
  • Instant hot water at mains pressure
  • Failsafe: backup internal electric heating element
  • Extremely low heat losses
  • No mandatory annual maintenance check
  • Significantly reduced legionella risk
  • Quick to fit, meaning lower installation costs
  • Space-saving: up to 4 times smaller than the equivalent hot water cylinder
  • Modular: easily combined to increase storage capacity
  • Reduced Legionella risk due to minimal stored water

Email for a quotation or to find out how Essco Energy can add value to your next project.

Joined up thinking from Stockport Homes

Joined up thinking from Stockport Homes

Stockport Homes are upgrading the heating system to low rise apartments in the Lancashire Hill area in Stockport. This has been driven by a requirement to improve system efficiencies and reduce costs for residents, and as part of these works, Essco Energy are supplying heat interface units to replace individual hot water tanks in each home.

This social housing scheme features 292 homes that are connected to a district heating network that supplies six buildings, all of which are managed by Stockport Homes. This type of system was originally installed as it operates with lower carbon emissions when compared to individual gas fired boilers in each home.


Previously a direct heating system, each apartment will feature an Essco indirect twin plate heat interface unit for space heating and instantaneous hot water, with hydraulic separation of the secondary circuit. This means each apartment can be isolated from any primary network issues, offering a safer and more efficient system and the ability to accurately meter the heat used at each apartment.

The new heating system will optimise the district network and is designed to operate on a much improved ∆T, greatly increasing the efficiency of the central plant. This is achieved within each HIU by modulating the primary flow rate based on demand and controlling the secondary flow rate on the heating circuit to maintain low return temperatures throughout.


Stockport Homes Group LogoStockport Homes are committed to providing energy efficient homes and their housing stock includes two thousand apartments in 25 tower blocks that are served by heat networks.  Through capital programme investments, and to align with the company’s ambitious Climate Change Strategy; SHG are committed to continual improvements which minimise environmental footprint and benefit their customers.

Michael Eastham Project Leader at Stockport Homes Group (SHG) comments, “Essco worked very closely with Stockport Homes to develop and provide bespoke units to allow heating and hot water to be adjusted and individually controlled within each home, and one that is designed to be economic, efficient and ‘fit for purpose”. 

Lancashire Hills Apartments


EDGE T Heat Interface Unit HIU ESBEWith an M-bus meter fitted inside each HIU, the Lancashire Hill apartments are fully compliant with the Heat Network (Metering & Billing) Regulations 2014. These regulations require each dwelling to be individually metered, and billing must be based on actual consumptions not estimates. The Essco HIU is connected to an Energy Billing UK credit and prepayment system and in-home display that puts the resident in control of their energy use.

Call us on 01489 779068 or email for a quotation or to find out how we can add value to your next project.

Fit and forget our new Fan Coil Valve Assembly, until the next project!

Fit and forget our new Fan Coil Valve Assembly, until the next project!

As the old saying goes “time is money” and that is certainly true for costly building project overruns. With this in mind, we recently launched our Fan Coil Valve Assembly (FCVA), which is designed to save time and reduce labour costs.

Our FCVA connects fan coils, ceiling conditioning systems and cold beams on to primary heat networks within multi-dwelling buildings, and offers many unique benefits to the contractor, distributor and specifier. Providing control of the secondary circuit, with automatic shut-off, balancing and filtering the FCVA allows the user to easily set up the system and perform maintenance.

Small but Mighty!

The FCVA packs a punch, with compact dimensions of 225 x 84 x 159mm, it takes up almost 30% less space than the closest like-for-like product*. For the installer, that means it’s light and easy to handle.

Also, with pre-assembled heating and cooling handed assemblies with only four connections to make on site, the contractor can save valuable installation time and in-turn reduce labour costs.

Fan Coil Valve Assembly

Peace of Mind – Fit and Forget

Built to last, you can fit and forget the FCVA until the next project order. Assemblies also come complete with a handy ID tag to record the KV and commissioning information, which provides a permanent record for future system servicing. Installers have easy access to the IOM via mobile, tablet or laptop using the QR code on the ID tag and there is a generous 2-year warranty from point of delivery. Maintenance requirements are minimal with a simple annual strainer check to carry out.

Technical Support and Customer Service

The benefits don’t end there, our customer service team go the extra mile and take ownership of your enquiry, providing support from the tender stage right through to order, delivery and after-sales.

Our FCVAs are available from your chosen distributor, place an order today.

Distributors can request a quotation by emailing or calling 01489 779068.

Download the technical specification or find out more about the product here.


*27% smaller than the most comparable like-for-like product supplied by an alternative UK market leader.