Installers: How to increase the energy efficiency of heating systems

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System balancing in buildings

Increasing energy efficiency in buildings is about more than equipment. Check out our articles and on-demand trainings to get the latest knowledge around hydronic balancing—from basics to applications and advantages

Reduce energy waste and help saving money on the heating bills

With energy costs rising, consumers are looking for ways to increase the energy efficiency of their heating systems. For many, that will mean switching to a more efficient heat source. And while that’s a great first step, there’s so much more you as an installer can do for them. For example, by installing thermostatic radiator valves, a quick, simple addition to your customer’s heating system, you can help them reduce energy waste and save money on their heating bills. 
By choosing a Danfoss product, we ensure you easy installation, support and handy tools to make your work.

How to achieve energy-efficient heating systems

Turn up the savings with a small upgrade

Upgrading the radiator thermostats is one of the most cost-effective and fastest ways to reduce energy waste. Your customers can save up to 46% on the energy consumption!

Check out our infographic to find out.

Check the savings potential

Heat source optimisation

As gas prices raise, customers are turning to new heat sources like heat pumps and district heating. While changing their heat source is a smart move, there's more they can do to boost energy efficiency. With a small extra investment, homes can achieve significant energy savings and improved comfort.

It’s time to debunk the myth that radiators and heat pumps don’t mix - it all comes down to optimising the flow. In fact, changing your customers’ heat source to a heat pump is only the first step to ensuring a more efficient heating system. By making sure that the valves provide the optimal water flow through their radiators and by upgrading their radiator thermostats, you can help them improve comfort and lower their energy consumption even further.

Heat source optimization

Unlocking energy savings

Help your customers make the most of their heating upgrades while reaping the benefits of energy savings and comfort. Check these 3 tips to make heat source change a success.

Learn how to boost condensing boiler efficiency with TRV

See how Danfoss Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) optimise the efficiency of condensing boilers in radiator heating systems. The efficiency is increased because TRV's lower the return temperature, supporting the condensing boiler to run in condensing mode most of the operation time. TRV's are the simplest and most effective solution for new EU regulations mentioned in the EPBD.

Read more about energy-efficiency in buildings here

Electronic Room Controls

Electronic Room Controls

Meet the new range of Electronic Room Controls from Danfoss. Designed in collaboration with installers, this new range is easy to install and easy to use.

Designed to make life easier. 

Quiz: Heating system optimisation

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Quiz

Do you know facts from fiction when it comes to optimising the heating systems? Test your knowledge of heating optimisation through eight short questions!

Hydronic Balancing

The significance of hydronic balancing for optimal heating

Heating and cooling our buildings accounts for about 30% of the final energy consumption in the Euopean Union, over 70% of which comes from fossil fuels. It requires more than optimisation of the heating or cooling system to improve the efficiency. Hydronic balancing of HVAC heating and cooling systems is essential, it is necessary in order to achieve proper indoor comfort and for the system to run as efficiently as possible. If the hydronic balance is not properly in place, end-user complaints, extra costs and reduced lifetime value of the system can be expected.

This paper, “System Balancing for Technical Building Systems: A great opportunity for energy savings and comfort”, published by the European Building Automation Controls Association (eu.bac), explains why it’s important to optimise heating and cooling systems and how this can translate to energy savings. 

Articles about hydronic balance

Did you know?

System balancing in buildings


Increasing energy efficiency in buildings is about more than equipment. It’s also about looking at how heating and cooling are distributed from the central generator to the individual rooms.

This paper, “System Balancing for Technical Building Systems: A great opportunity for energy savings and comfort”, published by the European Building Automation Controls Association (eu.bac), explains why it’s important to optimize heating and cooling systems and how this can translate to energy savings. 

Read the whitepaper (eu.bab website)

RAS-B2

Say hello to the RAS-B2

The Danfoss RAS-B2 thermostatic radiator valve offers superior performance and energy efficiency for domestic heating systems.  It features a liquid sensor that responds quickly to changes in temperature and has an in-built flow limiter that enhances the efficiency of the heating system and means that it is also quick and easy to install.  

Click the links below to discover more.

New Electronic Room Controls

Meet the new range of Electronic Room Controls from Danfoss. Designed in collaboration with installers, this new range is easy to install and easy to use.

Designed to make life easier. 

Get Smart with Dad

What could be easier than a handy video to learn about the new range of energy-efficient, simple to install room controls from Danfoss.  In the latest series of Get Smart with Dad, our technical expert demonstrates how to use the TS710 and FP720 range, the RET1001, RET2001, TP5001 and TPOne, and we also look at installation and RF pairing.  Click the link below to discover these handy guides  

Take a look at the videos

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure German Multiple 06 Mar, 2023 1.4 MB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure Finnish Finland 21 Nov, 2023 2.4 MB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure Finnish Finland 29 Nov, 2023 2.5 MB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure French Belgium 18 Sept, 2017 1.6 MB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure English Multiple 26 Jul, 2019 11.2 MB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure Polish Poland 17 Oct, 2019 755.1 KB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure German Multiple 18 Jul, 2016 1.0 MB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure Polish Poland 05 Dec, 2014 677.2 KB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure French France 19 Nov, 2014 680.4 KB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure German Austria 02 Sept, 2016 1.0 MB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Designer and installer brochure English Multiple 07 Jul, 2016 1.0 MB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve - Hauptbroschüre German Germany 02 Mar, 2016 693.6 KB .pdf
Brochure Dynamic Valve — брошура для монтажників і проектувальників Ukrainian Ukraine 16 May, 2018 639.4 KB .pdf

Tools and apps

Danfoss Installer App

If you don’t know the Installer App yet, it’s about time to get to know it. Installer App is the essential, all-in-one mobile app for heating installers. Get the tools, guidance, support, and information you need—on the job and in the field.

Get the Installer App now!

Click here to access the browser version

Download from Google Play Store

Download from iTunes Store

Products and related applications

Danfoss offers a wide range of heating solutions that brings a new level of indoor comfort, whether the home is heated with radiators or floor heating or if your customer prefers a connected smart heating solution or simply just want efficient heating, superior temperature precision and energy savings.

Energy efficient solutions for radiator and hydronic floor heating

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    Danfoss Eco™

    Danfoss Eco™ is the stand-alone smart radiator thermostat that gives you easy in-home control of each individual radiator.
    Danfoss Eco™ thermostat works with Bluetooth® technology, which means that you can now control your radiators from your smartphone, using the app.

  • Danfoss Eco™ support

    Click here to find documentation, software info, installation videos and guides.

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    Radiator valves and thermostatic radiator valves

    Robustly built and designed to meet the rigors of the commercial and industrial sectors, a comprehensive range of Danfoss radiator valves is available for practically all systems and installation conditions.

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    Radiator thermostats

    Danfoss radiator thermostats maintain constant desired room temperatures, individually room by room and help to reduce energy consumption.

Related applications

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    Electric floor heating

    Electric underfloor heating for all types of floors

    Electric heating is an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly floor heating solution. It is flexible for new build homes and renovations for both wet and dry installation.​

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    Hydronic balancing and control

    Danfoss Hydronic balance and control solutions ensure an optimized distribution of heating and cooling water in HVAC systems. The recommended solution depends on the system; constant flow or variable flow systems, the application; heating and/or cooling and heat emitters; radiators, terminal units or others.

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    Room temperature control

    Radiator thermostats and room temperature controller systems compensate for fluctuating heating requirements, keeping the temperature in every room at the level individually set by the resident.

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    Smart heating

    Danfoss smart heating enables you to adjust heating to your daily schedule and control it using smart phone.
    Danfoss smart heating has a solution for every home and need– from a stand-alone smart radiator thermostat to a complete smart heating system for total control anytime and anywhere.

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    Underfloor heating - hydronic

    Danfoss is the best partner to establish your hydronic (water-based) floor heating system. The broad range of underfloor heating products containing panels, pipes, manifolds, mixing-shunts and room temperature controls offers a high-quality solution for every new-build and renovation project.

Learning

Danfoss learning - online training free of charge

Visit our Learning Center

The trainings you will find here are specifically to help you increase your knowledge and skills in energy-efficient heating and cooling. You can learn all about the products, topics, and trends that will help you do your job better—whether you are an engineer, installer, service technician, wholesaler, or student.

Training sessions on radiator thermostats and valves

News

So many questions, but so little time 

Do you want to save time, but still answer questions your customers might have? Here you will find some materials that can help you save some time. 

Solutions for homeowners

We have collected tips on how to save energy. Before choosing which is the right heating solution for your home, a good-to-know fact is that in Europe heating costs, represent a large part of the annual spend on energy consumption. In some countries up to 70% of the total spend. The remaining 30% is consumed for hot water in homes.

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