Energy savings – research and evidence
The BEAMA Heating Controls group has commissioned a series of research projects on controls to produce solid evidence on what controls do in a real heating system. This evidence will better inform theoretical models and help those carrying out future field trials to know what they should be looking for. Results of this research is published here together with analysis of other research to provide a collated analysis of the robust evidence on energy savings from controls.
A number of tests have been carried out by the University of Salford in their Energy House facility. Thi sis effectively a real house with a real heating system built inside an environmental chamber. As such, it allows us to analyse and compare how a heating system will perform both with and without controls, providing an invaluable insight into how to operate a conventional heating system in the most energy efficient way.