The cost of living crisis and spiralling energy costs have everyone talking about energy efficiency.
A few years ago, things like controls, TRVs, heat loss calculations and hydronic balancing may have been “nice to haves”, but are now actionable and effective ways to save customers’ money.
Reducing boiler flow temperatures, and low-temperature heating is grabbing headlines in the mainstream press.
The idea is simple. According to NESTA, many households’ flow temperature is set too high, between 65 and 80°C. With 15 million combi boilers in UK homes alone, the potential for money and energy saving is significant – the average user could cut their gas use by 6-8%.
Plus heat pumps work most effectively in low-temperature systems, so the added benefit is that consumers who are making the switch to low temp now, will find it easier to transition to a heat pump when choosing their next heating system.
Our recent webinars and most-read stories prove that installers, as well as the general public, are paying close attention to this new way of thinking.
The session with NESTA which took place on 12 October, Why installers should lower boiler flow temperatures, has had 124 registrations.
And one of our most popular sessions of the year is Low-Temperature Heating Training – What installers need to know, with the CIPHE. This webinar has had over 250 sign-ups with over 110 watching on catch-up.
What’s clear is that the heating, plumbing and electrical industry has never had so much attention paid to it, and efficiency is now the name of the game.
Engineers are the best people to deliver this and be the catalysts for change moving forward. We’re at the start of the snowball, but it’s quickly gaining speed.