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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Alpha2 - the behind-the-scenes energy saver

There’s frequent launches of swanky looking energy saving gadgets, but the Alpha2 doesn’t fit into that category. This behind-the-scenes energy saver is not of the glamorous, gift-giving variety – instead it’s a circulator pump.

Chances are you don’t know what that is, but it could save you energy, and the related cash, and if you’re selling property it can improve your Energy Performance Certificate, potentially making the house more attractive to potential buyers. Grundfos has developed A-labelled pump, which can be installed in even the most confined spaces. Hidden away in your boiler it will significantly reduce CO2 emissions from your home – it’s claimed it can reduce an average European household’s total power consumption by up to 10%. So why is it better than what you’ve got?

There are more than 120 million circulators in operation in Europe today, and the majority are D rated, so chances are if this is the first time you’ve heard of circulator pumps, you’ve probably got one that’s a bit shoddy in comparison.


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