Whether you are environmentally minded or just want a temperature control system that helps you to save money, an integrated HVAC hydronic heating & cooling system is definitely worth investigating.
Systems such as the Solamander Hydronic Energy Hub provide all-in-one energy solutions for your home. They are an innovative and environmentally friendly way for you to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home throughout the year.
These systems prioritise sustainable energy sources over those that are non-renewable, only using the most expensive and carbon-heavy options as a last resort.
The Solamander system is intelligent and adaptable, able to coordinate the flow of water for maximum efficiency, even as your needs change. It can combine multiple energy sources in a way that is more cost effective than other currently available solutions.
This system can be used for domestic hot water, pool and spa heating, hydronic radiator heating and hydronic floor heating. It uses direct action to minimise energy losses and retain the efficiency of the system.
The Solamander system also has buffer floor heating which functions similarly to a buffer water tank. It combines this with solar or wet back harvesting to deliver water at high temperatures, which translates to energy with a high utility value.
The Solamander Hydronic Energy Hub is customisable and user friendly, offering a digital touch screen that can be used to easily control the system’s performance and the comfort of your home. It is also a very safe system, with effective safety parameters and a range of features that help to protect your home and your family.
At Devex Systems, we can design and install the Solamander hub especially for you. We work closely with both the suppliers and the customers to develop a fully integrated and customisable system. We also offer ongoing service and support, including annual maintenance checks and transferable warranties.
Hydronic heating & hydronic cooling systems can be augmented with floor heating to warm your home, as well as radiators for harder to reach places. In addition, they can be used for domestic hot water as well as pool and spa heating. This can give you completely integrated home heating that is efficient and easy to customise.
Often it can be expensive to heat upper floors where the structure is timber joists. These areas can have radiators incorporated into the hydronic floor heating to overcome this obstacle.
DOMESTIC HOT WATER (DHW)
When you invest in a gas boiler for hydronic heating, for relatively little extra cost you can opt for a combination boiler that will also supply the household hot water needs. For example, an ‘AAA’ rated shower head draws 9 l/min of hot water and a standard combi 33kW gas boiler can supply 18 l/min according to the instantaneous water heating principle.
When you invest in a gas boiler for hydronic heating, we can also include the option of a Titanium Plate Heat Exchanger so that the pool can be heated by the boiler to extend the swimming season. The boiler is not usually required for significant floor heating (except during the winter months) so the boiler capacity is available for the pool.
For more information, see the Hydronic Underfloor Heatingpage.
To get the most out of any hydronic system, it is important that you are using high quality valves and actuators. These give you energy savings and precision temperature control, resulting in quickly recouping the initial outlay for the valves.
One of the leading brands is Danfoss, a world leader in heating and cooling systems. We incorporate their valves into our systems, such as the revolutionary AB-QM Pressure Independent Balancing and Control valve.
This optimises commercial HVAC systems, allowing greater efficiency and control. It is an environmentally-friendly valve that can cut energy consumption significantly, while also offering better indoor comfort.
We also use TWA-Z thermal wax actuators in our systems to control the water for chilling and heating fan coil units. These incorporate advanced features that make them efficient and high-performing. They also have switch-off mechanisms to prevent them from suffering overloads.
For all your hydronic heating & hydronic cooling needs get in touch with Devex Systems now for an obligation free consultation.