At the heart of it all is the AGA Rayburn Eco-Connect Panel – the
clever bit of technology that can link everything together.
It enables the interconnection of different appliances, ensuring
that energy is intelligently drawn from the greenest source at all
times without having to fiddle with buttons and switches.
The panel incorporates a visual display showing the current operating
status and which energy source is being used, and consists of a wiring
centre, pump station and heat exchanger with motorised valves, to
which the pipework and electrical connections are made. Thermistors
are used with an intelligent control panel to continually measure the
water temperature and domestic hot water cylinder.
Hot water is diverted by Eco-Connect to where it is needed, e.g the
hot water cylinder and/or the central heating circuits. If the renewable
appliance (e.g. woodburning stove) is not giving sufficient output then
the automatic boiler or Rayburn will be brought into operation in a mixed
mode. However, if you’ve selected one of the ‘eco’ options, then the
boiler will not automatically fire. This is particularly useful for installations
with a thermal store and solar collectors. Priority is always automatically
given to the renewable heat source.
It’s a very clever piece of kit, so if you’d like to know more about AGA
Rayburn Eco-Connect for yourself, why not visit the AGA Rayburn
Home Energy Management Centre in Kidderminster.