Where did Minibems come from, what do we do… and why?
We have worked for over 10 years in the field of heat management. We have been intimately involved with the design, installation, distribution, servicing and maintenance of all sorts of heating systems; confronting problems, and working on solutions.
We have settled on a long-term goal to ensure our customers can control their energy by managing their heat.
How can we deliver an optimised heating system?Why are heating networks so inefficient?
We work in the pursuit of energy efficiency by managing heat. That is what we think about, work on and discuss, every day.
Our solutions save energy, reduce carbon emissions, improve profitability and streamline maintenance.
The central challenge we focus on is how to use energy efficiently within a district and communal heating context. The main themes of our work are:
- District & Communal heating network efficiency
- Lifetime network monitoring, management and optimisation
- Reliable and affordable heating for end-users
- Alleviation of Fuel Poverty within the social housing sector
- Application of AI, Machine learning and cloud-based technologies to dynamically operate and maintain heating networks
How did Minibems begin?
Back when we started in the field of energy efficiency, we installed biomass boilers. After installing a few heating networks we found that the losses were far greater than expected. We realised that there was a big information gap in relation to how heating networks actually function in the real world.
The very first question we posed was why were all the district heating networks we worked on operating at 40%-60% efficiency? This is far too low when we are promoting low carbon solutions as sustainable.
So, why are district and communal heating networks so inefficient?
The simple answer is that they are not optimised.
On most heat networks an engineer goes to site whenever there is a heating or hot water problem, but with Minibems’ telemetry and 24/7 manned service we can remotely solve more than 95% of the problems.
As property managers across the UK know, the energy price crisis has caused widespread concern for millions of families who are now struggling to pay huge energy bills.
Minibems has expanded our sales team to support our customers to choose our data driven solution for their heat network challenges. We’re thrilled to welcome Paul Lee as our new National Account Manager to support our public sector customers.
Across the UK, right now, heat networks are burning through unnecessary gas, squandering precious resources, releasing preventable carbon emissions, and wasting money at a time of an unprecedented cost of living crisis.
Interested in finding out how we can optimise your heat network?