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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.

Benefits

  • High energy saving depending on the building and the zoning of the distribution loops (between 5-7% of the heating generation energy)

     

  • Adjustment room by room, according to their characteristics of temperature, insolation and use

     

  • In buildings where only some areas are used after normal schedule, the installation of remote control thermostatic valves allows heating out of the schedule only the required areas

     

Limitations

  • Incorrect handling by users

     

  • Occupant acceptance

     

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. Measure of easy implementation (20€/valve).

Payback: Between 1 and 2 years.

References and best practices

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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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