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1.3.5 Installation of a timer for the DHW recirculation pump

1.3.5 Installation of a timer for the DHW recirculation pump

Description

It is recommended to install a timer that disconnects the recirculation pump during the hours in which there is no demand of DHW in the building.

Benefits

  • In addition to saving energy, the lifespan of the pump is extended

Limitations

  • There must be a hot water return circuit installed in the distribution network

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. A timer integrated in the recirculating pump costs about 200€.

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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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