The recently launched living eco® programmable radiator thermostat from Danfoss has won the International Award for Excellence at the 2012 Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers (IDHEE) conference and exhibition in Loughborough. Danfoss’ pioneering heating control earned top marks for its innovation, contribution to energy efficiency and ease of installation and use.
Judging for the Award is carried out by executive council members of the IDHEE, which is the UK’s leading independent professional body for domestic heating engineers. Bill Bucknell, Chairman of the Institute, said Danfoss’ new living eco® was a worthy winner of the IDHEE’s prestigious award and represented exceptional value for money. He comments: “The living eco® ticks all the right boxes, it’s simple to programme times and temperatures for optimum efficiency and even comes with adaptors for use with other makes of TRV.”
In addition, the IDHEE’s judging team was impressed by the new product’s potential for introducing independent time and temperature control for every room in the home, with minimum upheaval. Bill Bucknell continues: “This is a major benefit of the Danfoss living eco® radiator thermostat and surpasses current Building Regulations for heating controls. Wherever they are installed living eco® will contribute to a greener environment and lower fuel bills for householders.” The International Award for Excellence for living eco® was presented by Bill Bucknell to Danfoss’ Area Sales Manager Paul Priston.
The living eco® programmable electronic radiator thermostat has been specially designed by Danfoss to be both installer and user friendly. It features an intuitive digital display and simple push-button programming for cost-effective control of energy consumption, without compromising comfort. Pre-installed programmes make it easy for heating installers to set the thermostat to suit their customer’s needs. Extra energy savings can be made with the innovative open-window function, which prevents heat being wasted by closing the valve if the thermostat detects a significant drop in room temperature when a window is opened.
Danfoss is a leading manufacturer of world-class heating controls, from programmers and thermostats to TRVs and motorised control valves, with factories in the UK and Denmark. The company’s extensive product range is supplied through a national network of stockists. As part of its commitment to improving the knowledge and profitability of its customers, Danfoss offers a programme of installer training courses and CPD seminars, covering all aspects of domestic central heating techniques.