Hoval Blog: Top articles

Hoval solutions make the future more sustainable

August 1, 2023
The use of digital technology is growing in both the residential and production sector, where automation, accounting and remote management processes are becoming increasingly important.
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Why summer is the best time to prepare heating systems for use during the winter months

June 27, 2023
It is summer, so it’s likely that heating systems are far from a business’s mind. However, summer is probably the best time to be thinking ahead and making plans to ensure the heating system is ready for extensive use during the autumn and winter months.
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Optimising energy, what's next?

May 24, 2023
Anyone involved in managing non-residential buildings will be aware of the pressures to save energy to reduce costs and environmental impact. Frequently, the focus of that attention will be on heating and hot water systems and, in some cases, cooling.
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Sustainable and renewable heating with biomass

May 2, 2023
Sustainability and heating costs are the main points to consider when it comes to a heating system. A biomass heating system is an interesting option. More sites are opting for heating with biomass and there are good reasons for it.
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Are heat pumps coming of age?

January 10, 2023
Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a significant upsurge in the promotion of heat pumps as an alternative to gas-fired boilers. The focus of this interest has predominantly been on the domestic sector, where it’s been estimated that up to 65,000 heat pumps will be installed this year. However, this also has significance for specifiers and installers operating in the commercial and industrial sectors.
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Hall climate solution ensures ideal storage conditions in wine production facility

December 8, 2022
In the newly constructed building complex of Winzer Krems, the hall climate solution from Hoval creates ideal production and storage conditions for Krems wine by ensuring constant temperatures and optimum humidity. Founded over 80 years ago, Winzer Krems has developed into Austria's most comprehensive quality wine producer. Twenty-two Hoval TopVent units for heating, cooling and ventilation are located in the new hall.
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Make sure CHP is G99 compliant

November 14, 2022
Given the energy waste associated with conventional fossil fuel power stations, there are strong arguments for favouring local power generation close to where the power is being used.
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Optimising energy and cost performance with CHP

September 28, 2022
With energy costs spiralling to new highs, businesses and public sector organisations have a strong incentive to look at how these costs can be reduced. Getting your space heating and hot water free isn’t an option (there’s no such thing as a free lunch) but the use of combined heat and power (CHP) in a properly designed system can certainly help reduce the cost of both heat and electrical power...
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Time to modernise your boiler plant?

July 26, 2022
As many organisations consider how to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs, the heating plant is likely to come under close scrutiny. Inefficient heating plant can be very wasteful of energy but, at the same time, it may not be old enough to warrant investment in new plant.
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Are you ready for winter?... yes, winter!

July 12, 2022
When you’re enjoying the glorious summer weather, it’s likely that your heating system is far from your mind. However, summer is probably the best time to be thinking ahead and making plans to ensure the system is ready as autumn and winter approach.
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New EnerVal vessels facilitate integration of mixed heat sources

June 10, 2022
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Building Regulations continue to promote efficiency

June 7, 2022
With the latest edition of the Building Regulations due to be published on 15th June, it’s no surprise that Part L, Conservation of Fuel and Power, introduces tighter targets for carbon emissions.
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Optimised DHW with TransTherm aqua L

May 30, 2022
In the face of rising energy costs and the need to minimise carbon emissions, users with a high demand for domestic hot water (DHW) need to ensure their systems deliver optimum performance.
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Beverage logistics center: Hall climate solution enables ideal storage conditions in different temperature zones

May 10, 2022
Creating perfect storage conditions on 10,000 m² was the challenge at Del Fabro Kolarik's beverage logistics center in Vienna. Hoval's sophisticated hall climate solution ensures evenly distributed and constant temperatures.
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Water quality, a lever for the energy performance of heating systems

April 27, 2022
Did you know that 1 mm of scale in the boiler means 7% less heat transfer? At a time when energy savings are more relevant than ever, it is important to consider good practices relating to water quality in heating networks, both in terms of design and installation and operation.
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Don’t get overheated

April 1, 2022
With energy costs spiralling upwards and the ever-present spectre of climate change it’s incumbent on all building owners and operators to eliminate energy wastage as much as possible. One common area to assess is that of overheating, a common cause of excessive energy consumption that typically...
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Maintaining good indoor air quality for health and productivity

March 21, 2022
To say it’s essential to maintain good indoor air quality (IAQ) in workplaces is clearly stating the obvious. Good IAQ is essential for the health and comfort of occupants and effective ventilation has been shown to reduce transmission of pathogens such as the Covid-19 virus.
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Flexible working impacts energy management

March 1, 2022
Aside from the medical impacts of Covid 19, perhaps one of the most profound changes wrought by the virus is the introduction of more flexible working practices, especially using technology to enable working from home. In truth, this was already happening in many office environments but it’s clear...
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Hydrogen – sooner than you think?

February 10, 2022
As we’ve noted before in this blog, there are strong moves to make wider use of hydrogen as a fuel for heating, to replace fossil fuels. Whilst the switch to 100% hydrogen may still be some way off there is every chance that many heating systems will be burning some hydrogen in the very near future.
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Effective heating, cooling and ventilation for leisure facilities

January 27, 2022
Sports halls have specific requirements due to ceiling height, variable occupancy and use rate of equipment. This means planners should favour a versatile and flexible climate solution.This post explains how a decentralised ventilation system can generate an optimal level of thermal comfort in all seasons...
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