NIBE systems have been designed to run entirely on electricity to provide heating and hot water. This type of heat pump comprises of an electric ‘boiler’ and a heat pump, which recovers heat from the ventilation air. Heat is recovered from the warm stale air extracted from the kitchen and bathroom and transferred via a heat pump to the radiators and hot water system. This system is designed to work 24 hours a day and includes a back up immersion heater which should only be used to ‘top up’ the heating and hot water requirements when the heat pump is unable to meet demand.
NIBE quick tips:
The boiler will operate the best if left running 24 hours a day, this maintains a constant temperature, rather than using extra energy to warm a room
You may benefit from changing to a flat rate electricity tariff. This will not have the extra cost for day-time electricity as economy 7.
Rather than adjusting the boiler temperature, use your radiator valves to adjust the temperature of each room.
Try to avoid using winter mode, as it could increase your energy bills.
Do not block the vents. Poor air flow can affect performance and damage the system.
Using the immersion heater will cost about 70 pence per hour please bear this in mind when using the hot water boost.
Remember to clean the filters every three months.
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