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 optimization

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 optimizing 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) optimize 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

Smart Heating

With our all-in-one smart heating solutions, you can help your customers with a fully connected home—from floor heating to radiators—boosting comfort and lowering heating costs.

Smart heating

Smart Heating by Danfoss

Smart heating is not that complex – our broad range of smart heating solutions are dedicated to easy installation and optimal performance. We have got you covered from product selection to installation with support, step-by-step app installation, how-to videos and much more.

Quiz: Heating system optimization

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Do you know facts from fiction when it comes to optimizing the heating systems? Test your knowledge of heating optimization 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 EU, over 70% of which comes from fossil fuels. It requires more than optimization 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 optimize heating and cooling systems and how this can translate to energy savings. 

Articles about hydronic balance


Danfoss learning - online training free of charge

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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

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!

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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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    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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    Electronic radiator thermostat – 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.

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    Radiator thermostats overview

    Danfoss radiator thermostats maintain constant desired room temperatures, individually room by room and help to reduce energy consumption. Mechanical thermostats or smartphone controlled thermostats - find them all here.


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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.