1.3.13 Installation of thermostatic taps

1.3.13 Installation of thermostatic taps

Description

Thermostatic taps are taps able to mix the water to a desired temperature, and it can keep it constant for a greater comfort of the user.

Benefits

  • Comfort

  • Energy and water saving (up to 10-15%)

  • High security

  • Calibration accuracy and reliability

Limitations

  • Occupant acceptance

  • The mechanism of mixture (more complex) can give loss of pressure in the flow of water

  • They are more sensitive to the dirt that can come through the pipes, so it is advisable to clean them regularly

  • It is necessary certain pressure of hot water. For that reason, low power heaters of less than 6 litres are not advisable

Economic assessment

Initial investment: medium. Payback: between 1 and 5.2 years.

References and best practices

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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