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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 [...]

2018-01-23T08:34:01+00:00

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 [...]

2018-01-23T08:34:49+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

1.3.10 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

1.3.17 Disconnect the DHW tank in case it is not working for more than three days

1.3.17 Disconnect the DHW tank in case it is not working for more than three days Description It is recommended to disconnect the DHW tank in case it is not going be used for more than three days. Benefits Energy savings Limitations Occupant [...]

2018-01-19T12:29:23+00:00