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Equipment from Vaillant has been included in a BRE showcase home designed to demonstrate how future homes can afford to integrate renewable technologies. The e4 brick house was created in partnership with Wienerberger, a provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations.
The home features a Vaillant aroTHERM hybrid system consisting of a gas boiler and air source heat pump, and will be the first to be assessed to BRE’s new Home Quality Mark.
To provide an energy and cost efficient source of heating and hot water, Vaillant was approached for the solution. Installed by Matrix Energy Systems, the ecoTEC pro boiler will meet the home’s hot water needs while the aroTHERM air source heat pump will provide the space heating required, which is being delivered through a combination of underfloor heating and radiators.
The aroTHERM hybrid system combines a traditional boiler system with an air to water heat pump. Uniting both technologies, the aroTHERM hybrid incorporates a controller system which works based on the homeowner’s individual energy tariff. This triVAI monitors, calculates and then automatically selects the most cost effective and efficient method of heating for the home – whether through the boiler or the renewable system – on a day-to-day basis, delivering the savings.