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.

Benefits

  • Heat up the room a 15% more quickly

  • It can raise the temperature of a room by 3C

  • Heating consumption savings of 10%

Limitations

  • Occupant acceptance

  • Small noise of the fan

  • Appearance

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. Around 35€.

Payback: very low. Around eight weeks.

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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