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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 [...]

2017-09-18T07:28:47+00:00

1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostat

1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostate   Description A programmable thermostat offers pre-programmed settings to regulate the building's temperature. Programmable thermostats can store multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that can be manually overridden without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program. [...]

2017-09-11T11:00:20+00:00

1.2.11 Cleaning the radiator surfaces

1.2.11 Cleaning the radiator surfaces Description When the radiator heats up, it causes the air around it to rise as it is heated, and this draws up dusty air from the floors. As the dust sticks on the radiators, it acts like a layer of insulation, which reduces the heat transfer efficiency [...]

2017-09-11T10:58:45+00:00

1.2.9 Adding or repairing boilers insulation

1.1.9 Adding or repairing boilers insulation Description Insulation of boilers is necessary to protect people against contact with hot surfaces and to ensure an acceptable working temperature in the boiler room. Insulation of boilers is a very efficient way to keep water hotter for longer, especially if the equipment is exposed to [...]

2017-09-11T10:56:13+00:00

1.2.24 Installation of thermostatic radiator valves

1.2.24 Installation of thermostatic radiator valves Description These elements open and close automatically the flow of hot water in radiators and fancoils, depending on the temperature selected by the user. To install thermostatic valves, the heating circuit should be leaked out and the shut-off valve should be replaced by a thermostatic valve. [...]

2017-09-11T11:07:14+00:00

1.2.20 Installation of dampers on flue gas ducts

1.2.20 Installation of dampers on flue gas ducts   Description A flue damper is a cast iron plate with a spindle fitted inside the first piece of flue pipe that connects to the cast iron multifuel or woodburning stove. It works as a butterfly valve. The loss of energy due to room air [...]

2017-09-11T11:06:17+00:00

1.2.16 Relocate thermostats to appropriate areas

1.2.16 Relocate thermostats to appropriate areas   Description To operate properly, a thermostat must be located on an interior wall away from direct sunlight, drafts, doorways, skylights, and windows. It should be located where natural room air currents (warm air rising, cool air sinking) occur. Furniture will block natural air movement, so [...]

2017-09-11T11:02:46+00:00