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Daikin Altherma 3 H HT High Temperature Heat Pump

Daikin Altherma 3 H HT is an investment in comfort and energy savings. This air-to-water heat pump delivers heating, cooling and instant hot water—and uses less energy to do it. This system is ideal for homeowners who want to upgrade their boiler or traditional heating system to a greener and more cost-effective solution.

Ideal to replace oil boilers

Daikin Altherma 3 H HT is a high temperature heat pump, able to deliver a leaving water temperature of 70 °C. Thanks to this operation range, the unit can replace oil boilers in older houses. Traditional radiators can also stay in place, but more recent radiators could be a good option in order to make further energy savings.

 

Suitable for large new buildings. With a capacity range going from 14 to 18 class, Daikin Altherma 3 H HT can answer the needs of large new buildings.

Made in Europe, for Europe

European weather can be tough sometimes. That’s why we designed the Daikin Altherma 3 H MT & HT.

Heating capacities are also maintained high by low ambient temperature thanks to genuine Daikin technology.

As the market leader, Daikin is always striving to make the most reliable and efficient heat pumps possible. Daikin developed the Bluevolution technology to achieve higher and greener performance. This technology is now part of all new products. The Daikin Altherma 3 H HT was the first Daikin outdoor unit with a distinctive design. Its single fan reduces the noise level and its black front grillemakes the unit fit into any environment. All these dedicated components were developed in-house to make the quintessence of heat pump unique.

Superior performance, renewable energy use, design and acoustic comfort.

Timeless design and space-saving installation

Aside from the acoustic comfort, design is a decisive point nowadays. Specific attention was paid to making the outdoor unit blend in with your home. The black front grille stretches horizontally making the fan inside invisible.

The mat grey casing reflects the colour of the wall behind for more discretion. This unit received the IF and reddot design awards 2019. The Bluevolution technology combines a specifically developed compressor and the R-32 refrigerant. Daikin is one of the pioneers in the world to launch heat pumps equipped with R-32. With a lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), the R-32 is equivalent in power to standard refrigerants, but achieves higher energy efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. Easy to recover and re-use, R-32 is the perfect solution to attain the new European CO2 emission targets.

The Bluevolution technology combines a specifically developed compressor and the R-32 refrigerant. Daikin is one of the pioneers in the world to launch heat pumps equipped with R-32. With a lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), the R-32 is equivalent in power to standard refrigerants, but achieves higher energy efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. Easy to recover and re-use, R-32 is the perfect solution to attain the new European CO2 emission targets.

Silence rhymes with comfort

The Quintessence of heat pump has been designed to reduce its acoustic level and meet the expectations of today’s society. In standard sound mode, the unit produces a sound pressure of 38 dBA at 3 metres, so somewhere between birds chirping and the inside of a library. The unit also offers greater flexibility by having a low sound mode that reduces the sound pressure at 3 metres to 35 dBA, representing a real reduction of half the sound level!

The acoustic level can be evaluated in two ways

› The sound power is generated by the unit itself, independently of distance and environment

› The sound pressure is the sound perceived at a certain distance. The sound pressure is usually calculated at between 1 and 5 metres from the unit.

One solution, multiple combinations

The Quintessence range can be combined with three different indoor units to connect to the outdoor unit, offering specific features to ensure heating, cooling and domestic hot water in your home.

Outdoor unit

The outdoor unit is available in 6 classes 8-10-12-14-16-18 kW.

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11 Steps For A Summer-Ready Pool

How to open up your pool after the winter

1. Remove cover

  • Wind up the pool cover carefully ensuring as few leaves and debris enter the pool as possible.

Mechanical engineering cyprus2. Clean the cover

  • Place the cover flat side up with the bubbles facing down.
  • If possible use the space available around the pool by setting the reel system back, creating a flat surface between the reel and pool.
  • Your cover can also be laid out on a lawn to be cleaned.
  • Rinse down with a hose or jet washer (ensure jet washer kept 20cm – 30cm from cover).
  • Use a soft brush to remove embedded residue.

3.Clear the pool of debris

  • Use deep net or skimmer net to clear leaves and debris from surface and floor of the pool.
  • Open and empty skimmer baskets, clean inside of skimmer.

4. Deep clean the pool

  • Use a soft pool brush to brush away algae and dirt off walls and floor of the pool.
  • Remove inlet cover plates and eyeball inlet nozzles and clean.
  • Vacuum the pool – run your robotic cleaner to remove the last residue at the bottom of the pool.

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5. Top up water levels

  • Run hose line to the pool and bring the water level to the middle of the skimmer.

6. Set up the filter

  • Ensure pump is switched off and turn off inlets, main drain, and skimmer valves to pump and filter.
  • Open the lid to the pump remove the pump filter basket.
  • Clean the pump filter basket and reinstall.
  • Ensure the pump seal is clean and reinstall.
  • Use a bucket of water to help prime pump. Replace pump lid.
  • Open inlets, main drain, and skimmer valves to pump and filter.
  • Switch on pump for 24 hours, ensuring the multi-port valve is set to “filtration”
  • Backwash the pool filtration as required.

7. Check chemical levels and balance pool

  • Take water samples from the pool (ensure taken 20cm under the water level).
  • Check pH, Free Chlorine (FC), Combined Chlorine (CC), (calculate Total Chlorine (TC)), Calcium Hardness (CH) and Total Alkalinity (TA).
  • Take appropriate actions to balance pH, CH and TA (take time to allow chemicals to settle).
  • Add stabilised chlorine to level the pool between 2-4ppm.
  • Allow to settle and recheck chemical levels

8. Shock the pool (if required)

  • Put on PPE and weigh out shock chlorine.
  • Fill bucket with warm water.
  • Add the required shock to the bucket slowly.
  • Stir until dissolved.
  • Add shock slowly to the pool moving around the pool and ensuring not to splash and to pay attention around the skimmer.
  • Ensure all pool equipment is cleaned thoroughly.
  • Leave and allow the shock to do its work.
  • Repeat as needed.
  • Ensure the pool cover is off the pool water until the free chlorine level has returned to 2 – 4 ppm

9. Reinstall the cover

  • When the chemical levels have returned to industry standards, reattach cover to reel and install on pool.

10. Set the pump and filtration timings

  • Check the inlet nozzles are set to provide the best possible circulation.
  • Set the filtration time schedule ensuring enough time to completely circulate the pool.
  • For best heating performance set filtration to turn during the sunlight hours between 11 and 4.

 

11. Check, check and Recheck

  • Recheck pH, FC, CC ,TC and make adjustments if required.

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Roth Original Tacker System

Perfectly coordinated system solutions form the basis for handling demanding tasks in the installation of heating. The trouble-free connection of the pipes and the patented laying technique is therefore always the number one choice for all demanding applications. A perfect result is guaranteed, whether it is construction projects of family houses, apartments, offices or industrial buildings.

The demand for high-quality living spaces in both existing and new buildings is increasing all the time,and with it the expectation of state of- the-art temperature control. Whether it be for residential building, office and business construction, industrial and sports halls or open spaces – what was an exception to the rule yesterday has now become expected: usage-optimised heating and cooling systems that continually keep pace with individual requirements. It is therefore hardly surprisingthat the majority of planners and building owners looking for modern and advanced system solutions are now choosing radiant heating and cooling systems. The retrofitting of radiant heating and coolingsystems is also gaining in popularity.

The many innovations introduced by Roth over the years have made a significant contribution to this development. In addition to user comfort and freedom of architectural design, the decisive criteriain the selection of a radiant heating and cooling system are energy savings, hygiene and environmental protection.

An optimal room temperature profile with precisely adjustable dosing makes the performance capability of Roth radiant heating and cooling systems readily perceptible – day in, day out. Equally, negative impacts on room temperature (such as those caused by swirling air, draughts or heat accumulation) are a thing of the past. As a matter of fact, their march of temperature characteristicscorresponds almost precisely to ideal heating (see graph).

Experts know: the larger the heatradiating surface, the more effective and economical the room heating will be. In comparison with conventional radiators, the ideal room temperature with a radiant heating system is 1 ºC to 2 ºC lower. The resulting energy savings of 6 to 12 % speak for themselves, as do the lower system and flow temperatures. These systems are also extremely well suited for use in conjunction with equipmentthat produces renewable energy, such as Roth solar panels. Additional plus points are also to be found from the point of view of hygiene: the dryness of the heat deprives bacteria and dust mites of themoisture they need for survival.

Roth Original Tacker® System… proving its worth in millions of new buildings

Roth Original Tacker® System – for solutions that retain their value A system solution whose components are designed to work together in perfect harmony provides the basis for mastering sophisticated heating construction tasks.

The Roth Original Tacker® System (which has proven its worth a million times over) used in conjunction with Roth DUOPEX S5® and X-PERT S5®+ system pipes provides the ideal foundation for creating a heating supply system that will retain its value in the long term. The friction-free interlocking comprehensive connection of pipe and patented pipe laying technique is therefore always the first choice for the entire array of sophisticated applications. Perfection in the result, whether it is for residential, office or industrial construction projects.Three system steps to perfection The high-quality ex-works prefabrication of all system components – pipe, composite panel and accessories – makes it possible: the complete Roth radiant heating and cooling system is laid in only three work steps using the patented Tacker technique. Of course, everything is in accordance with a precise computer calculation and taking into account all valid regulations.

Roth radiant heating and cooling – comfort can be so simple Fase of assembly with a high degree of flexibility, paired with operational and building site safety and superior efficiency, characterise Roth radiant heating and cooling systems – even with unusual floor plans. The Roth Original Tacker® System makes assembly really simple and enables pipes to be positioned to the centimetre, with a view to achieving optimum heat distribution and cooling, even in the most difficult installation situations.

The underfloor constructions of Roth radiant heating and cooling systems conform to DIN EN 1264 (“Waterbased floor heating”), taking into account DIN 18560 (“Floor screeds in building construction”), DIN 4109 (“Sound insulation in buildings”) and the Energieeinsparverordnung (Energy Savings Regulation [EnEV]). The consistently high quality standards of the individual components and of the overall system are documented by a large number of marks of testing, monitoring and quality. System composite panel for radiant heating and cooling systems Simple, fast, in compliance with standards: system composite panels made of polystyrene particle foam. An excellent choice for heat and sound insulation. They provide a self-enclosed space at the blink of an eye during the pipe laying stage. This makes it possible to have a two-sided, self-adhesive overlap that is 30 mm wide. A secure closure against damp and screed (in accordance with DIN 18560) prevents sound and thermal bridges from forming. In addition, animprinted grid makes it easier to put the system pipes exactly in place in accordance with precisely calculated laying distances. A strong solution for high stresses The Roth EPS 30 SE 26 mm systemcomposite panel comes into play wherever traffic loads are high (in car showrooms, for example).

This composite panel or panel combination can be utilised under an appropriately coordinated screed construction with maximum traffic loads of up to 35 kN/m2. The Roth range of products also includesadditional insulation panels made of EPS or PU, which may be needed depending on the thermal insulation requirements of the application in question

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Z&X Mechanical Is Part Of The Recovery & Sustainability Plan “Cyprus _ Tomorrow”

Two new Sponsorship Plans of the Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry, totaling € 49 million, for the Energy Upgrading of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs), Local Government Authorities and Public Broadcasting Council of the Ministers. 

Z&X Mechanical is proudly involved in the program, as part of our services.

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The proposals for the Plans, which are included in the Recovery and Sustainability Plan 2021-2026 “Cyprus _ tomorrow” and will be financed by the EU Recovery and Sustainability Mechanism, were submitted by the competent Minister of Energy, Ms. Natasa Pileidou.

Specifically, based on the Decisions of the Council of Ministers, € 40 million will be allocated for the Plan “Promotion of Energy Efficiency Investments by SMEs and Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs)”, which aims to promote energy saving investments (facilities and facilities), owned and / or used by SMEs (€ 36 million) and NGOs (€ 4 million). It will cover, among others, the energy upgrade of buildings, the application of EXE measures in the production / operation processes of SMEs, the implementation of energy audits, the adoption of digital technologies (eg automation and energy consumption control systems), as well as the installation Renewable Energy Systems (RES) systems.

The main goal of the Plan is to achieve a reduction of primary energy consumption by at least 35% in buildings or 30% in production processes.

The sponsorship rate will be 40% of the eligible costs for SMEs and 60% for NGOs, while the maximum amount of sponsorship that each beneficiary will be able to receive is determined based on the percentage of savings that will be achieved and the type investment to choose. In the smaller category of investments, for beneficiaries who will achieve the minimum possible percentage of energy savings, there is a possibility of securing a sponsorship of up to € 100,000, while for beneficiaries who will choose to achieve the largest category (upgrading Buildings to Buildings with Almost Zero Energy Consumption), the maximum sponsorship amount can be up to € 300,000.

The submission of applications will start on a date to be determined by a new announcement of the Ministry and will remain in force until 30/9/2022 or until the exhaustion or commitment of the available budget. The Plan has no retroactive effect and does not cover any expenses that will be implemented before the date of submission of each application.

The second Grant Scheme approved today by the Council of Ministers, has a total budget of € 9 million and concerns the “Encouragement of Energy Upgrading by Local Authorities and Broader Public Sector Bodies”. Provides financial incentives, in the form of sponsorship, for the conversion of public buildings into Buildings with Almost Zero Energy Consumption, as well as for the implementation of RES and / or EXE investments in other infrastructures of Local Authorities and Legal Entities under Public Law.

The basic requirement of the Plan, which will subsidize 100% of the eligible costs, with a maximum sponsorship amount of € 700,000 and a minimum proposal amount of € 10,000 (all amounts are without VAT), is to achieve a reduction of primary energy consumption by at least 30% , on average, of all supported investments.

The available appropriations for the operation of the Plan, which as mentioned above are financed by the EU Recovery and Sustainability Mechanism under the axis “Rapid Transition to a Green Economy”, are included in the Medium-Term Financial Framework of the RES and EXE Fund.

Again, the submission of applications will start on a date that will be determined later with a relevant announcement and will remain in force until 31/12/2023 or until the exhaustion or commitment of the available budget. The Plan has no retroactive effect and does not cover any expenses that will be implemented before the date of submission of each application.

The Implementation Guides of the Plans, with all the details, will be published on the website of the Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry https://meci.gov.cy/gr/ .

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How To Manage Your Swimming Pool When It Rains

While rain can nourish our grass, plants and flowers, it can also harm your outdoor pool water quality if left unmaintained. After all, with heavy rains come potential flooding, muddy water and debris in your pool.

Whether you are being proactive before a rainy winter season or need to recover after an unexpected rain storm, proper pool maintenance is required to protect the health of your water quality and equipment. 

So your pool is ready for swimming when the sun is back, take a look at these tips and tricks on how to care for your pool during a rainy season.

What Does Rain Do to Your Pool Water?

Occasional drizzling or short rain showers are not problematic for your pool; however, larger storms with over 1 to 2 inch rainfall rates per hour could harm your pool’s water quality, surfaces and equipment.

Since rainwater is acidic and nitrogen-rich, it can lower your pool’s pH and negatively affect your water chemistry. In addition to irritating your eyes and skin, acidic pool water can render your sanitation and disinfection ineffective. So, your pool is not protected from unwanted bacteria and contaminants.  

The most problematic part of heavy rainfall is that the acidic, nitrogen-rich water creates a perfect condition for algae to bloom. Nobody wants to be surprised by green water with algae on their pool’s steps, floor or walls.

How to Care For Your Pool Before It Rains

If the weather forecast is predicting heavy rainfall, follow these proactive steps to keep your pool water clean and healthy:

  1. Balance your pH and alkalinity in advance to keep your water chemistry in range.
  2. Shock your pool water and even raise the chlorine level 1 – 2 ppm over what is normally recommended or needed.
  3. Remember, preventing algae is key to keeping your pool surfaces clean. So, keep an algaecide in the water for defense against an algae outbreak.  
  4. Brush your pool’s surfaces. Regularly brushing your pool walls and floor can help remove any small algae particles so that they circulate into the filter.
  5. Always follow your filter cleaning schedule. Clean your pool filter by following the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.

How to Care For Your Pool After It Rains

Proactive pool maintenance is the best practice for keeping your pool water clean and clear during a rainy season. However, your schedule can get busy and a rain storm could catch you by surprise without enough time for preventive pool maintenance. If this is the case, don’t panic. You still have ways to treat your pool during or after a storm. After a heavy rainfall, follow these pool care steps:

  1. Excessive water runoff could bring dirt, mulch, grass and other debris into your pool. So, use a skimmer net or leaf rake to remove large debris from your pool water.
  2. Remove any remaining fine debris from your pool’s floor with a roller vacuum head.
  3. If algae has bloomed, use an algaecide and brush it off your pool’s surface, steps, walls and floor.
  4. Ensure the skimmer baskets and line basket are not clogged with debris and that the pump is working at normal rates. This will ensure the algaecide circulates around the pool to prevent algae from growing.
  5. Maintain proper disinfectant levels and balance your pool water’s chemistry to the proper levels. After a rainfall, it is important to monitor your pH and alkalinity.
  6. Super chlorinate the pool water with a chlorine shock to kill off any growing algae.
  7. Maintain proper filtration. A good filtration system can trap dead or circulating debris and algae.
  8. If an excess of soil and mulch got into your pool during a rainstorm, use a phosphate remover. Please note: Using a phosphate remover is also a good preventative practice throughout the regular pool season if your pool is regularly exposed to nature’s organics.

If your pool still needs assistance after a heavy rainfall, please contact your local pool service company. Your pool service professional can help with any additional challenges, like equipment flooding failures, cleanup from low lying flood-prone areas, etc. Whether before or after a rainstorm, following the steps above will help protect your pool and keep it prepared for a rainy season.

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Plan For Production Of Electircity From Res For Own Consumption

The Plan includes the following categories of investments:

Photovoltaic systems (PV), RES systems, Autonomous RES systems and Photovoltaic systems (PV).

The implementation period is until 20/12/2021 or until the available budget is used up, whichever comes first.

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Category A : Photovoltaic systems (PV) connected to the grid by the method of net – metering

Beneficiaries of Category A are all electricity consumers.

The maximum power of each PV system that can be installed is 10.4 kW per electricity bill.

The PV systems can be installed on the roof of legally erected premises or on the ground within the same plot where the legal premises are located and / or adjacent plots with the premises they will serve.

 

Category B : RES systems connected to the network by the method of net -billing .

Beneficiaries of Category B are all electricity consumers.

The maximum power of each RES system that can be installed under Category B is 8MW per electricity bill. 

RES systems can be installed on the roof of legally erected premises or on the ground within the same plot and / or adjacent plots with the premises they will serve.

 

Category C : Autonomous RES systems not connected to the network . 

Beneficiaries of Category C are all electricity consumers

Autonomous RES systems can be installed according to the needs of the consumer, without limitation to the maximum power of each system.

 

Category D : Photovoltaic systems (PV ) connected to the grid by the method of virtual net -metering

 Beneficiaries of Category D are domestic consumers and professional farmers.

PV systems are installed in a location different from the property being serviced.

The electricity produced by a PV system is offset by the electricity imported from the grid (consumption / account) of a single residential unit or agricultural establishment, located in a different area from the PV system.

The maximum power of each PV system that can be installed is: 

*for household consumers 10.4 kW per electricity bill

*for professional farmers 20 kW per electricity bill.

 

Important Notes

In Categories A, B and D, the annual electricity produced by the RES system that will be installed, can not exceed 90% of the annual electricity consumption of the facility that will serve.

The provisions regarding the surplus electricity in the category of net-metering / virtual net-metering and the cash surpluses in the category of net-billing have been amended so that they are not deleted . to the last account of a twelve-month period, but transferred for use in the next invoicing period (next month or two months).

 

Submission of Applications

The applications are submitted to the local Regional Offices of the Distribution System Operator (DSD – EAC).

Those interested can obtain applications in printed form from the Distribution System Operator (DSD-EAC) and in electronic form from the website https://www.eac.com.cy .

The receipt of applications for Categories A, B and D will end on 20.12.22 or earlier if the maximum available capacity of each category is completed per year or if otherwise decided by the Minister of Energy, Trade and Industry.

More information about the Plan is available on the Energy Service website https://energy.gov.cy/

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The Most Efficient Way To Run Domestic Central Heating During The Winter?

We are in the winter of 2021/2022 and when winter approaches each year, the temperatures drop and houses all around Cyprus begin to prepare to use their central heating systems to keep warm during the colder months. Below we offer some advice and tips on how to keep your central heating cost effective during those winter months.

1. Service Your Boiler

Before winter arrives, your boiler needs a good service. This will ensure that your boiler is working efficiently without any problems or leaks, plus if you have a magnet filter, time to clean it out. You may want to consider having your boiler serviced during the summer holidays – heating engineers tend to get very busy in September/October as people start to turn their heating on and find it won’t work! Maybe best to get it serviced in good time so that if we get a cold snap early, you know your heating will work happily.

2. Adjust Your Boiler Settings

It clearly makes sense to be aware of the boiler settings and to turn them down if you can. The lower the settings the less energy will be used and the lower your bills will be. Most people’s boilers heat both their heating and their hot water so make sure they are high enough to do the job but not higher than you need. Just turning them down by 1 degree will make noticeable savings.

3. Insulate Your Loft

Heat rises. If you have a loft in your home, insulating your loft will prevent unnecessary loss of heat. Insulate your loft to the recommended requirements of insulation, currently around 270mm. This will keep your bills down while keeping your home warm. Where possible find out how else you can insulate your home in preparation for the winter months ahead.

4. Consider Cavity Wall Insulation

It’s worth checking if you have cavity wall insulation and if not, get a quote for having it installed and ask the installer what the payback period for it will be. A lot of homes already have this today but if yours doesn’t, it will reduce the amount you have to spend on heating bills. It’s same principle of having loft insulation, by insulating the walls you are reducing the amount of heat lost through them. It’s a simple but effective option, particularly if you have a ‘cold’ house.

5. Fix Draughty Leaks In Your Home

The biggest culprit for escaped heat is draughts. Inspect your home for possible draught leaks. They could be under the door, cracks near the windows, wooden flooring and so on. Where possible fix the draught leaks. It’s a self-maintenance that you can carry out quite inexpensively yourself – go to any DIY store and head for the draught proofing products and decorators caulk – you will be surprised how reasonable they are and how simple many are to fit.

6. Use Your Central Heating Thermostat Efficiently

Your central heating does not need to constantly run at high temperatures for your home to benefit. While it may give you that toasty, warm feeling, your electricity bill will suffer. It’s easy to pop on a jumper and set the thermostat down a degree or two rather than setting the thermostat of your central heating higher. Try the lowest acceptable temperature of 18/19 degrees on the thermostat to start with and move it up by one degree at a time to find the acceptable temperature for you. Combined with these other suggestions you may be surprised at the temperature that feels comfy and even more surprised when you see your next heating bill! Remember you can always turn the thermostat up for ten minutes to give the home a heat boost. Just remember to turn it back down after it has done its job.

7. Install Thermostatic Radiator Valvets (TRVS)

Your entire house doesn’t need to be heated to the same degree. Look at installing thermostatic radiator valves in each room of your house. These radiator valves will help you regulate the flow of water to your radiators which in turn will help you control the temperature required for each room.

You can think of the boiler as the central control unit, setting the temperature of the water that heats the radiators. What a thermostatic valve does is give you individual control of each radiator. The dial allows you to choose the ambient temperature around the thermostatic head, this in turn maintains the room temperature. The radiator will turn on and off at a lower more efficient setting, the higher the setting, the hotter the radiator.

8. Bleed Your Radiator

Make sure that your radiators are full of water and not partially filled. The air is essentially replacing any hot water that would be needed to heat the radiator in order to be effective when in use. 

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Solar Panels For Swimming Pools

Solar Panels for Swimming Pools! Heat Your Pool with Solar Power!

Solar energy has become a popular choice for homeowners who wish to generate their own clean electricity or heat and save on their bills. Even though electricity generating solar panels are the most talked about technology, solar thermal has been around for a longer time and was the first solar energy production to be widely commercialised in the UK. Solar thermal collectors harness solar energy which can then be used for space or water heating. In fact, one of the most popular applications of solar energy is swimming pool solar heating. These systems can heat your pool all year long with clean, free energy. Here are all their benefits.

Why Use Solar Panels to Heat Swimming Pools?

First of all, pools need to be heated even in warm weather, because they lose heat via surface evaporation. There are different ways to heat pools, such as an electric or gas heaters, heat pumps, and thermodynamic panels. So why would you choose solar panels? Solar thermal systems have a short payback period and will help you save money on your bills. While electricity and gas prices are constantly increasing and make your expenses fluctuate depending on the season, solar panels produce completely free and clean energy all year long, for as long as 20 years. Solar heating systems often have automatic control systems, so you won’t need to monitor them or spend any money on maintenance.

Pros of Solar Panels for Swimming Pools

*Depending on your geographical location and sun exposure, by installing solar swimming pool heaters you could keep enjoying your pool for up to 12 months.

*They have no additional costs of pool solar heating after installation and eliminate fuel costs.

*They last up to 20 years with no need for maintenance, and they usually carry a 10-year warranty.

*They are easy to install and can be placed on your roof or on the ground.

*They are the best choice for the environment and work in different climates, not just warmer ones.

*Solar swimming pool heaters are suitable for both residential and commercial purposes.

*Even the most extreme weather conditions will not damage the collectors: they are built to withstand hurricane-level winds exceeding 241 Km/h.

*The solar collectors work even in overcast weather because the sun’s thermal energy is unaffected by clouds. Active rain may cool them down, but they quickly regain their ideal temperature. Moreover, rain helps clean the collectors and makes maintenance easier than in dry climates.

How Do Solar Panels for Swimming Pools Work?

Swimming pool solar heating systems are efficient and easy to use. There are only four components in the complete kit: a solar collector, a pump, a valve and a filter. Debris is removed from the water through the filter, then the pump leads the water to the solar collectors, which heat it by using the sun’s energy. Then, the warmed water is pumped back to the pool. A flow control valve (manual or automatic) diverts water through the collectors.

Types of Solar Panels for Swimming Pools

*Unglazed solar collectors: this is the cheapest, simplest option. Unglazed collectors are not covered by a glass layer and are made of plastic or rubber. They have the disadvantage of being less efficient in cold climates but are much more cost efficient than their competitors. They are the best choice if you are only going to use your pool in above-freezing temperatures.

*Glazed solar collectors: these panels are more expensive, mainly due to the materials they are made of (copper, aluminium and iron-tempered glass). They are more efficient in cold climates and can be used all year long, even to for domestic water heating. However, both glazed and unglazed collectors can benefit from a freeze protection if they are intended to be used in extra cold conditions.

Useful Tips

In order to maximise the efficiency of a solar pool heating system and to be as environmentally friendly as possible, there are a few things you should consider.

*Using a pool cover helps lower the evaporation and preserve the heat you generate. Pool covers are not required but are a fundamental addition to solar heating kits. Dark coatings are recommended as they capture even more heat from the sun.

*In order to maximise the panels’ efficiency, you should make sure they are properly exposed to the sun (South-facing installations are recommended) and free of any shading.

*The size of the installation should be between 30% and 60% of the pool area or more.

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Daikin VRV 5 Heat Recovery

Building a sustainable legacy together

Driven by a commitment to achieve net zero CO₂ emissions by 2050, Daikin provides safe, healthy and comfortable indoor climates throughout the building life cycle​ using cutting-edge technology.​

Daikin’s VRV 5 heat recovery represents a major milestone on the path of decarbonization of commercial buildings.​

Unparalleled flexibility out of the box

Shirudo Thechnology

With Shîrudo technology, your VRV 5 system takes care of small room applications in your building without the need for any additional considerations, field supplied equipment or additional investments.​ Thanks to the factory-integrated measures, Daikin undertakes full responsibility about compliance to product standards while offering maximum flexibility, if the design is validated in Xpress and some simple installation requirements are respected.

Widest range of dedicated R-32 indoor units

Specially designed R-32 VRV indoor units offers maximum flexibility for all room configurations. A choice of capacities ranging from 1.1 kw to 31.5 kw easily covers all possible room sizes.

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How does heat recovery work?

Daikin’s innovative heat recovery systems allows simultaneous cooling and heating. This is allows individual comfort control while enabling virtually free heating by transferring heat from areas requiring cooling to areas in need of heating.​ Our innovative heat recovery systems allows simultaneous cooling and heating. This is allows individual comfort control while enabling virtually free heating by transferring heat from areas requiring cooling to areas in need of heating.

simultaneous cooling and heating

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Specially designed R-32 VRV indoor units offers maximum flexibility for all room configurations. A choice of capacities ranging from 1.1 kw to 31.5 kw easily covers all possible room sizes.

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We are a proficient company offering a wide selection of services for all size projects in the areas of Solar Energy, Photovoltaic Systems, Geothermal Energy, Net Metering, Swimming Pools, Air Conditioning, Central Heating, all kind of Mechanical Installations. Please contact us if you have any questions!


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Winter Pool Maintenance

Winter Pool Maintenance: 7 Off Season Pool Care Pro Tips

Depending on the region you live in, ongoing pool care can be a year round requirement. Yes, the water temperatures are cold, UV ray angles are low and your pool might not have any bather load; however your pump, filter, heater and other pool equipment are functional and need to be watched.

When it’s finally the warm pool opening season, you don’t want to find out that your pool surfaces and equipment are damaged and unusable. By doing small, weekly pool care tasks, like balancing your water chemistry, you can save yourself from large, time-consuming repairs and replacements. To avoid unexpected problems when it’s time to open your pool for the summer, follow these seven off season pool care tips this winter:

1. Keep an eye on your pool

If your pool is covered, remember to periodically remove any debris above the cover and check underneath it to ensure you have no unwanted surprises down there.

In addition, the winter-induced wind or snow can put stress on your cover, so make sure that your cover, attachments, water bags and lawn anchors are securely attached so they don’t come loose.

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2. Balance your water chemistry

Water chemistry balancing is not as demanding as it may seem, but it is a crucial part of protecting your pool or spa investment. If pH, alkalinity, cyanuric acid and calcium hardness are out of standard ranges for an extended period of time, it can wreak havoc on your pool equipment and surfacing.

In the winter, you should balance your pH, pool water weekly at a minimum; spa users are recommended to check their water chemistry every two to three days. In addition, use an algaecide to kill any existing algae and prevent new blooms during the winter. Your sanitizer levels can be reduced during the winter months, while still maintaining the proper water chemistry balance.

3. Check on your equipment

Even when your pool is covered and not in use, dirt, pollen and other contaminants can still enter the water. So, remember to keep an eye on the filter gauge, perform backwashing and clean your filter per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Additionally, don’t forget to check your pool pump, heater and exposed plumbing to make sure everything is functioning properly and there are no leaks.

4. Beware of freezing weather

If water is left in your equipment during the winter, the cold weather can freeze and expand the water and ruin your equipment and plumbing. So remember keep an eye on your freeze guard to ensure that your pool equipment has circulation when temperatures plummet. This can help you avoid expensive repairs from frozen equipment or plumbing.

5. Clean your pool surfaces

Maintaining clean walls, floors and other pool surfaces will prevent algae growth. Skimming, vacuuming and brushing organic debris on a weekly basis is a great off season pool care habit that will save you time dealing with a green, dirty water in the spring.

Tip: Don’t forget to brush the hard to get areas, including behind ladders, steps and corners.

6. Clear out unwanted debris

As debris builds up, remember to empty your skimmer baskets, pump baskets, floor cleaner containers and cleaner bags. This will keep your water and equipment cleaner, while also making your life easier in the spring.

7. Monitor your water level

Always make sure your pool’s water level is correctly topped off to protect your pump and keep the pool primed. The right pool water level can depend on the climate you live in. If you live in a warmer environment, that doesn’t experience freezing temperatures, your pool water should almost be filled to the top during the winter. However, if you are located in a cold environment, your pool water should be four to six inches below the skimmer in the winter months. Spending a little time each week on your off season pool care will make a big positive impact on opening your pool this spring and summer.

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