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Water waste in Italy: consumption, data and rates
Energy saving

Water waste in Italy: consumption, data and rates

Water waste in Italy: Italy is the European country where water rates are lowest, but it is also the one in which the water network is less efficient and has the most waste. Italy also has big faults when it comes to the purification of waste water. Water waste in Italy is caused by poor management of the water network and assisted by the less virtuous behavior of the Italians themselves.

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The thickness of the radiant panels

The thickness of the radiant panels: the radiant floor panels, with all the accessory components, occupy a certain thickness which generally amounts to about 15 cm. The thickness observed in radiant panel heating systems for floors can be schematized with reference to the most common standards in the construction sector.
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How to choose a light bulb

How to choose a light bulb: a well-lit room can immediately appear welcoming and comfortable. To illuminate the home, you have to choose the right light bulb! How to choose a light bulb? Among the most energy efficient light bulbs on the market we point out the Light Emitteng Diode bulbs (LED) and compact fluorescent lamps (LFC), also called fluocompact bulbs .
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Heating system: radiators

The radiators or radiators or radiators are the final part but certainly not the least important of a traditional domestic heating system. Until a few years ago they existed in all homes, then they were partially replaced by the radiant tubes of floor or wall heating systems.
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How to save with pellet stoves

How to save with pellet stoves. Pellets are currently one of the cheapest and most ecological fuels. Only wood is cheaper than pellets but with difficulties in supplying, storing and managing heat.On the market there are pellet stoves with a large tank and automatic loading, so as to better manage the firebox.
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Types of lamps: how many are there?

What types of lamps exist on the market? And which are the ones that allow you to save electricity? Lighting accounts for 14 of the total electricity consumption in the home, for 28.30 in the tertiary sector (offices and shops) and for 8.70 in industry (factories , warehouses etc.).
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Infrared heating: when is it convenient?

Infrared heating exploits the principle of radiation and that is the transfer of energy (therefore heat) by means of electromagnetic waves. There is no need for contact between the hot and cold elements because electromagnetic waves also travel in a vacuum, like the Sun which heats and illuminates the Earth from 150 million kilometers.
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Ventless stoves, prices and operation

Ventless stoves: operation, prices, installation ... but first let's see what we are talking about.When we talk about ventless stoves, we are not referring to a stove without an exhaust pipe, but rather a stove that provides only installation of an 8 cm pipe with end mushroom protruding from the wall.
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Boiler efficiency: how to improve it

The boiler efficiency determines the amount of fuel that is consumed. The higher the efficiency, the less energy is needed to reach and maintain a certain temperature in an environment, for example at home. High performance means efficiency and savings are achieved through efficiency.
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The cost of reactive energy

Energy can be active or reactive. The user's reactive energy causes greater consumption and commitment on the lines of the company providing the electricity, which consequently charges higher costs to the user in the form of penalties for low power factor. The result of the presence of reactive energy it translates into a higher bill for a power that in fact the user does not use since it does not produce work (only active energy produces work) but that the supplier regularly bills.
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Condensing boiler: is it always worthwhile?

A condensing boiler has a higher efficiency but also costs more than a traditional boiler to meet the thermal needs (heating and production of domestic hot water). Let's try to understand if the greater investment is always convenient.If you look at the economic convenience taking into account the payback time net of the incentives (the so-called pay-back), the condensing boiler is considered an optimal technology for satisfying the thermal need in residential environments, that is when it is installed in buildings intended for residential use.
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Types of heating boilers

All types of heating boilers burn a fuel and transfer the heat produced, through the so-called "exchanger", to the heating system. Despite the advent of new, more efficient boilers, the most common are the classic methane boilers. The classification of the different types of heating boilers can be made according to the operating model or according to the fuel.
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The performance of condensing boilers

Condensing boilers are the most ecological and technologically advanced gas boilers on the market today. They save gas and reduce emissions into the atmosphere, on the other hand they cost significantly more than traditional boilers. As regards performance and consumption, with condensing boilers savings of the order of 15-20 can be obtained for the supply of hot water to 80 ° C (the comparison is with traditional high efficiency boilers) and 20-30 for the supply of hot water at 60 ° C.
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Advantages and disadvantages of condensing boilers

The advantages of condensing boilers consist above all in the reduced management costs, reliability and low polluting emissions. Consumption can also be 20-30 lower than a traditional boiler, provided however that maintenance of the system is not neglected (connection circuits and variable flow adjustments) and to be able to count on a building well insulated from the thermal point of view.
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