Introduction to flue heat recovery

Introduction to flue heat recovery

September 23, 2019 0 By Stefini Borota

Recycling is something that everyone should know about, and more importantly, everyone should do it as much as they possibly can. Not many people realize this, but we are currently living on a planet that’s being depleted of some of the most important resources, so unless we get our mindset right, we might start facing some problems in the next couple of years.

Today we’re talking about a subject that’s pretty much closely connected to this, and since it’s about recycling as well, we will not keep this introduction any longer. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about flue heat recovery systems.

What is heat recovery?

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Heat Recovery is basically using all the heat that you’ve produced, that would’ve otherwise gone to waste, and then transforming it into something very useful, such as hot water for example. By doing this, you are able to save a lot of funds that you would’ve otherwise needed in order to produce the hot water while letting all the heat you’ve produced and paid for go to waste. In short, heat recovery is recycling the heat for many different causes and benefits rather than the original reason why you’ve produced it in the first place.

How much of the heat can be saved?

Different companies produce different types of flue heat recovery systems, so some of the results may vary depending on the product itself. However, according to Exodraft, their flue heat exchangers are able to save up to ninety-five percent of all the heat that would’ve been otherwise lost. That’s a pretty impressive amount and definitely something that’s worth checking out if you are interested in being as economical as possible.

How long until I get my return on investment (ROI)?

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Yes, we do agree that investing in a flue heat recovery system is not such a small thing to do, but hear us out. Since the amount of heat you’re recovering is very large, statistically you should be getting all your money back in less than two or three years, and from there on it’s all about making a profit, living economically and being eco-friendly. Why eco-friendly? We’re glad you asked.

One of the main reasons why people invest in heat recovery

By using a flue heat recovery system you are greatly reducing the release of co2 emissions, which means that you are not polluting the environment. If you are running a small business or a company, this means that you’re getting the eco-friendly tag and that’s something that a lot of your customers will appreciate. By being known as someone that’s conscious about pollution and aware of all the problems that might be caused by not paying attention to it, you will have a much higher reputation in the eyes of the others.

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The waste heat can be used for almost anything

Whether it is hot water that you want in your home, space heating, cleaning purposes or bathing facilities, it’s totally up to you. What’s important is to understand that it can be used for almost anything, or if you don’t need it, it can be transferred to a municipal district heating network.