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Oxyvent Set To Reduce UK Heating Oil Consumption
26th May 2011
Irish central heating equipment specialist Oxyvent, is launching its energy saving system to the UK central heating market. The Co. Kerry based company claims this has the potential to herald the end of poorly performing central heating systems, allowing homeowners to save oil at the same time.
No matter how expertly a central heating system is installed, plumbers have long been aware that fundamental flaws exist such as poor flow rates, imbalances in water temperature, and air in the system, which together conspire to reduce efficiency and can cause recurring problems.
Oxyvent claims its patented system eradicates these problems, heating homes more effectively, whilst simultaneously reducing maintenance costs, fuel usage and heating bills.
Given historically high, energy prices, combined with rising levels of fuel poverty, the cost of heating homes is high on the agenda of many British consumers. The Oxyvent System is fully compatible with oil fired central heating boilers, both existing and newly installed - and the manufacturers claims it's a product which oil heating technicians can offer, to add value and reduce heating bills.
Oxyvent works by increasing the flow rate of water through a radiator from an average of 1 litre per minute to 4 litres per minute. By pushing more water through each radiator more quickly, the Oxyvent System is claimed to vastly improve radiator performance. According to the manufacturers, Oxyvent can reduce the standard 11 degrees Celsius differential between the radiator inlet and outlet to just 2 degrees Celsius. This, it is claimed, enables all radiators in the building to operate at the same temperature, not just those closest to the boiler.
As a result of this faster flow rate and better radiator performance, a boiler can be set at a lower operating temperature of 60 degrees Celsius (65 degrees Celsius at installations with a separate hot water cylinder) because the radiators now create more radiant heat.
But just how does the Oxyvent System increase flow rates?
- It balances water temperature meaning the boiler circuit and the radiator circuit operate at a balanced temperature. This process eradicates inefficiencies associated with a boiler's warm water trying to mix with the cooler return water from the system's radiators.
- It eliminates pump cavitation. This in turn increases theflow of water and eliminates the need to manually balance the central heating system
- It removes air from the central heating systemat source, which can also eradicateassociated problems such as corrosion and the need to bleed radiators
Oxyvent's UK launch coincides with the burgeoning environmental plumbing product market, a desire by consumers to reduce energy bills and government legislation to improve the green credentials of existing and future UK housing stock.
With a significant profit margin for plumbers built into the Oxyvent System's pricing, the manufacturers claims it brings benefits for plumbers and consumers alike. It is simple to install by professional plumbers, with no specialist training required.
Tim Cremin, plumber and inventor of Oxyvent says, "As a plumber I was tired of fixing heating systems because of recurring and unavoidable issues such as poor flow rate, the need to balance the system, pump cavitation, thermal shock and of course the presence of air in the system.
"The Oxyvent System has addressed all these and our clients know they won't have to fix central heating problems because the Oxyvent System addresses the cause of those problems."
Paul Worswick, Director of Oxyvent says, "After great success in Ireland, we're very excited to be bringing the Oxyvent System to the UK. Installations to date have given us every confidence that the benefits of having an Oxyvent System in the home will lead to wide acceptance and installation of our product in the UK."
The Oxyvent System has been independently tested at Trinity College, Dublin, holds TUV certification and is recognised by the International Exhibition of Invention. For more information on Oxyvent visit http://www.oxyvent.com