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1.2.17 Avoid using personal heaters in air-conditioned spaces

1.2.17 Avoid using personal heaters in air-conditioned spaces Description Generally, these types of heaters are inefficient, ineffective, and in some cases, unsafe. If occupants are in an air conditioned space (or one that is centrally heated) and find conditions a little chilly, they should not resort to personal heaters. The air-conditioning system [...]

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1.2.18 Turn off kitchen and bath fans immediately after use

1.2.18 Turn off kitchen and bath fans immediately after use   Description This measure consists in turning off fans of the bathroom and the kitchen approximately 10 minutes once they have cooled the room to avoid that they expel fresh air outside the house. Although this does not seem like a huge [...]

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1.2.19 Cleaning heat exchangers of chillers

1.2.19 Cleaning heat exchangers of chillerssent in the building   Description HVAC heat exchangers are critical to resident’s comfort in the building. Regularly scheduled heater exchanger cleanings will maintain clean waterside surfaces and ensure superb operation and efficiency. Benefits Reduce heat losses and air infiltration Decrease [...]

2018-01-23T08:35:25+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 [...]

2018-01-23T08:36:02+00:00

1.2.21 Installation of motion sensors for HVAC systems

1.2.21 Installation of motion sensors for HVAC systems   Description As part of a HVAC energy management system, occupancy sensors enable facility managers to automatically control HVAC operation based on room occupancy. If the room is physically occupied, then the system will allow occupants to control the climate. Once a room is [...]

2018-01-23T08:36:42+00:00

1.2.22 Installation of humidity sensors

1.2.22 Installation of humidity sensors   Description A humidity sensor and fan control detects excess humidity in a room and automatically activates the ventilation fan to reduce excess condensation. The device features an easily adjustable setting for sensor sensitivity, humidity level and automatic time out which can be set to meet the [...]

2018-01-23T08:37:11+00:00

1.2.23 Installation of an efficient destratification fan system

1.2.23 Installation of an efficient destratification fan system Description Thermal stratification is caused by hot air rising up to the ceiling or roof space because it is lighter than the surrounding cooler air. The same applies to cool air falling to the floor as it is heavier than the surrounding warmer air.  [...]

2018-01-23T08:37:42+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. [...]

2018-01-23T08:38:15+00:00

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. [...]

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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 [...]

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