Making European homes more energy efficient

  • A simple step towards big home energy savings

    When it comes to home energy savings, it is the heating system performance that matters a lot. A simple change with replacing radiator valves without temperature control by thermostatic radiator valves and a very small difference in upfront investment would help homeowners to reduce energy waste, cut energy costs and at the same time increase comfort as too high and uncomfortable room temperatures are easily avoided.

  • Unlock enormous energy saving potential in our homes

    Majority of our total home energy use and energy costs accounts to heating. A new report shows that energy use in our homes could be significantly reduced if homeowners would replace radiator valves without temperature control with thermostatic radiator valves.

     

  • Current situation in EU homes

    48 – 69%

    of the total home energy
    use in EU homes accounts
    to heating

    500 million

    radiators in EU homes
    are still fitted with simple
    manual radiator valves

    250 million

    radiators in EU homes
    with TRVs older than
    20 years

  • Savings potential per year in EU homes

    29 MtCO2

    greenhouse gas emissions reduced every
    year which is equivalent to the emissions
    of 15 million cars

    12 bln EUR

    the amount of money EU citizens can
    save on the energy bills per year

    160 TWh

    could be saved per year
    in EU homes

    18%

    average energy savings potential
    across EU homes

  • Simple and fast change for huge energy effects

    Considering the full installation cost, including work, the eu.bac study shows that the average payback time on thermostatic radiator valves is just two years.

     

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  • Benefits achieved by simple change

    Homeowners

    • Reduce your energy consumption and gain better control over it

    • Save money

    • Improve comfort and better indoor climate

    • Reduce risk of mold, fungus and improve health conditions

    • Reduce your environmental impact

    Installers

    • New business opportunities
    • Increased sales potential (electronic and smart TRVs)

    Housing associations

    • Reduce the energy bills and heating costs

    • Pays back quickly

    • Contribute to energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact

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