1.3.6 Installation of a timer for the DHW boiler

1.3.6 Installation of a timer for the DHW boiler

Description

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).

Benefits

  • Energy savings

  • Schedule different patterns of use

Limitations

  • 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.

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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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