Plumbing supplier Altecnic have just launched a new range of heat interface units (HIU) which can better regulate radiators and boilers, and which it also believes will help architects and consultants meet the new details of Building Regulation Part L.
The foam-insulated HIU replaces traditional mechanical control valves with electronic versions that react swiftly to pressure changes and monitor temperatures constantly. The electronic valves allow water flow to warm radiators but close once the warmth has been obtained, helping to keep energy consumption down and only reopening if the temperature falls below a set point.
The idea is to prevent energy wastage in central heating systems, while still keeping hot water constantly available and radiators warm
Altecnic said that the HIUs can also “deliver specific secondary heating temperatures for radiators or under-floor heating and can also be set to keep a specific differential temperature,” saving even more energy.