1.3.6 Installation of a timer for the DHW boiler

1.3.6 Installation of a timer for the DHW boiler


The measure consists in installing a timer (digital or analogic) which turns off the boiler when there is no demand of DHW (e.g. in residential buildings during the night there is no relevant demand of DHW).


  • Energy savings

  • Schedule different patterns of use


  • It must be kept in mind the time that it normally takes the water to be heated before scheduling

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. The cost starts from 5€ for the analog timers and from 40€ for the digitals ones which have possibility of remote control.

References and best practices

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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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