If you’re looking for an efficient way to heat and cool your home, then a heat recovery system is definitely worth considering. In this article, we’ll look at how to compare the energy efficiency of a heat recovery system to other heating and cooling options, and discuss some of the benefits of installing one.
Let’s start with energy efficiency. Heat recovery systems use two separate loops of water – one loop circulates warm water from your boiler to radiators or underfloor heating, while the other loop circulates cold water from the cold supply pipe. This means that warm air from outside is used to heat the water in one loop, while the air cooling the water in the other loop is returned as warm air into your home. This clever design means that more energy is retained and less is wasted than with traditional systems.
You can calculate exactly how much energy you could save by comparing your current heating and cooling system’s efficiency rating (called a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating or SEER) with that of a heat recovery system (called a Heat Recovery Efficiency Rating or HREE). To do this, you need to know how much energy your existing system uses currently – this might be available on your electricity bill or in your property’s Energy Performance Certificate – and how much energy a heat recovery system would use based on its HREE rating.
For example, if your current system has an SEER rating of 10 but you install a heat recovery system with an HREE rating of 25, then you can expect to save up to 15 units of energy per unit of electricity used. This means that over time, you could make significant savings on both your electricity bills and in terms of reducing your home’s carbon footprint.
In addition to saving money on energy costs, there are plenty more benefits to installing a heat recovery system in your home. For starters, they don’t require any maintenance or servicing because they don’t have any moving parts – just two loops of pipework connected together – so once it’s installed you won’t have to worry about it at all! Plus, because they use renewable sources such as air for their heating and cooling needs, they contribute towards achieving carbon neutrality for your home as well as providing comfortable temperatures all year round.
Another important benefit of using a heat recovery system is that it can be easily integrated into existing hydronic heating systems such as radiators or underfloor heating without major changes being needed. And if you want an even more efficient setup then Euroheat Australia can help – they provide design and installation services specifically tailored for hydronic heating & cooling systems with 30 years experience in doing so!
So if you’re looking for an effective way to reduce both costs and carbon emissions while gaining comfortable temperatures all year round then installing a heat recovery system is definitely worth considering – it may cost more initially but if you compare its long-term energy efficiency benefits against other types of heating & cooling options then it could well prove itself as being well worth the investment!