Did you know? A properly balanced heating or air-conditioning circuit can achieve a saving of 10% to 35% in the energy consumption of a building*. And this doesn’t include the benefits provided in terms of comfort.
In a context that is increasingly sensitive to energy savings, the question of balancing of heating installations is crucial in dealing with energy efficiency problems.
- Under-dimensioned installations cause decreased comfort
- Over-dimensioned installations mean excess energy consumption
Hydraulic balancing therefore involves redistributing the flow of water in the various emitters to offset imbalances created by the geometry of the installation
- Proper balancing requires careful advance calculation and possible on-site adjustment, using mechanisms integrated into the installations, and thus making it possible to obtain a uniform distribution of interior temperatures.
- It requires genuine expertise on the part of the installer, backed by lots of experience.
With the current variable-flow systems (valves that control the flow irrespective of pressure or valves with automatic differential pressure control), control can truly be exerted exactly where it is needed and according to the project.