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1.2.25 Installation of a radiator booster

1.2.25 Installation of a radiator booster Description A radiator booster is a white telescopic tube that sits on top of a radiator. A small thermostatic fan draws the heat trapped behind the radiator and distributes it more evenly around the room, which could help to reduce the thermostat setting. [...]

2018-01-23T08:38:49+00:00

1.3.1 Lower the DHW temperature set-point

1.1.3 Lower the DHW temperature set-point Description Water should not be overheated more than necessary (each 10°C rise in DHW temperature increases the energy consumption by around 15%). To save energy, it is recommended to adjust the thermostat of DHW at 60°C (this temperature should not be reduced to avoid problems of [...]

2018-01-19T12:09:11+00:00

1.3.2 Adding or repairing tank insulation

1.3.2 Adding or repairing tank insulation Description It is recommended to properly insulate DHW storage tanks to limit heat losses. Insulating the hot water tank is an easy and inexpensive way to improve energy efficiency and save money. For an electric water heater, it also might be considered insulating underneath the tank [...]

2018-01-19T12:13:18+00:00

1.3.8 Installation of taps with flow reduction (faucet aerator)

1.3.8 Installation of taps with flow reduction (faucet aerator) Description One of the solutions to save water and energy consists of the placement of an aerator at the exit of the water taps. These devices are screwed into the output of the faucet, reducing the flow of water and they are compatible [...]

2018-01-19T12:16:56+00:00

1.3.10 Installation of low-flow showerheads

1.3.10 Installation of low-flow showerheads Description One of the solutions to save water and energy consists of the placement of an aerator at the exit of the showerheads. These devices are screwed into the output of the showerhead, reducing the flow of water and they are compatible with most showerheads since they [...]

2018-01-19T12:21:56+00:00

1.3.11 Use shower instead of bath

1.3.11 Use shower instead of bath Description Take a shower instead of a bath. A full bath (140-180 litres) wastes about three times the energy and water compared to a five minutes shower Benefits Energy savings Water savings Limitations Occupant acceptance [...]

2018-01-19T12:24:10+00:00

1.3.12 Fix dripping taps

1.3.12 Fix dripping taps Description Fix any leaking tap. A dripping tap can waste 5000 litres a year, while a replacement tap washer only costs a few cents. Benefits Energy savings Water savings Limitations Occupant acceptance Economic [...]

2018-01-19T12:24:34+00:00

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 [...]

2018-01-19T12:25:16+00:00

1.3.15 Limit shower length to 5–7 minutes

1.3.15 Limit shower length to 5–7 minutes Description Using an average number of 8 litres per minute from a typical shower head, by reducing your shower length by 4 minutes per day would save 14000 litres per year. In addition to save water, you also save the energy required to heat water [...]

2018-01-19T12:28:10+00:00

1.3.16 Cleaning the DHW tank to avoid sediments

1.3.16 Cleaning the DHW tank to avoid sediments Description DHW tank efficiency is vulnerable to sediment and it makes rumbling sounds when sediment builds up. The sediment grows depending on the hardness of water and other factors. The efficiency drops as heat transfer surfaces are covered with sediment. Flushing water heater every [...]

2018-01-19T12:28:54+00:00