Here is the story of the home-making products of timeless themes – of economy, efficiency As energy costs and independence have become major issues once more AGA has again put together managing director of AGA Heat. He asked. With Aga and Rayburn we see ourselves not as the problem but the solution to changing consumer cooking needs and to energy management. costs, and continue to do so. The launch of both the AGA Dual Control and Total Control cookers . AGA Rayburn’s home energy management products are fully .

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As a result managemrnt Aga or Rayburn home can use less energy per month than a comparable home. You will never see an Aga in a landfill site. However, for anyone who has had the foresight to install these products, there has always been one perennial problem: Integrating existing heating and hot water systems with renewables can often be problematic.

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.

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The Eco-Connect panel solves all of these problems and makes connecting Rayburns, renewables and traditional systems a simple job.

The amp electric Aga came out five years ago. We admit that was the case in the yome when Agas were sold on their efficiency, but no coal Agas have been produced for 10 years and there are probably only a few hundred British customers with those splendid, venerable coal-burning Agas working today. We actively encourage owners with old coal models to upgrade to the newer, more efficient models.

He recommended the Rayburn W as the ideal model for Paul’s needs, as it not only provided excellent cooking capabilities with the indirect, radiant heat raybrn the cast iron construction, but also more than met the heating and hot water requirements of the property. Obviously, being able to link these products to an existing central heating system, or even include solar and wood burning stoves, is a great option and that’s why we developed the Eco-Connect panel.


This is particularly useful for installations with solar thermal, so in Paul’s case, he incorporated a triple coil cylinder with a view to installing solar thermal panels in the near future.

Rayburn Eco-Connect System The future of heating Connecting traditional energy sources with the latest renewables technology can be problematic, but here at Rayburn, we have the answer – with the Eco-Connect.

The system comprises a wiring centre, pump station and a heat exchanger with associated motorised valves to which the various flow and return pipework and electrical connections are made.

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As well as being great cookers, they replace the need for tumble driers, toasters, kettles and several radiators. And if the renewable appliance e. For example, most modern automatic boilers are designed to operate with sealed pipework systems, but manage,ent and wood appliances generally utilise a traditional open-vented system – making it quite a tough challenge to match the two systems together.

Managekent argues that “climate change allows the richest on earth to trash the lives of the poorest” and claims that his campaign against Agas “will divide rich greens down the middle”. Although it has always been possible to design a shared plumbing system, there have always been inherent problems with devices available to help heating engineers. Topics Energy efficiency Opinion.

Day to day we have enervy in eco mode and, provided we keep the Rayburn well fuelled, it’s the primary heat source all year round, which means we don’t have to use the boiler at all. However, if the homeowner has selected one of the ‘eco’ options, the boiler will not automatically fire. Agas last indefinitely and can themselves be recycled. Therefore we have invested substantially in research, development and innovation.

Rounding up the success of the installation, homeowner Paul Browse described the improvements: So, for homeowners looking to incorporate renewables into their properties, but still want the reliability and backup of a traditional heating system, the Eco-Connect from Rayburn is the perfect solution.

I knew it offered everything he was looking for and would be a great investment; so we discussed it further and looked at the system requirements. Instead of continuing on with the inefficient cooker, he set out to limit his reliance on fossil fuels and embrace a more sustainable way to heat his home.


Click here to see some comments from one of our Rayburn Eco-Connect owners. But with the cost of fossil fuels on the rise, we’ve seen many customers opt for a more self-sufficient approach with wood or solid fuel Rayburns. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Surely we don’t need a “class war” but a spirit of solidarity.

Heat is diverted by the Eco-Connect to where it is needed e. It also incorporates a display panel showing the current operating status and which energy source is being used.

His comments caricature the Aga of over a generation ago and overlook the many skilled workers at two factories in England who benefit from Aga production and its associated brands. Paul looked to a wood-fired central heating Rayburn to replace the cooker, and also supply a renewable source of heating and hot water.

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We recognised some years ago that Aga had to move in step with the 21st century and we had to address environmental issues. If the renewable appliance is not giving sufficient output, the fossil fuelled boiler is brought into operation in a mixed mode. Householders also want to get maximum benefit from using renewable energy, so agaa system needs to be controlled automatically where preference is given to drawing from the renewable source, rather than the fossil fuel. In essence, hot water is diverted by the Eco-Connect to where it is needed.

David Carpenter, Rayburn’s Technical Raybirn, said: Paul’s new installation ensures that the Eco-Connect biases the wood-fired Rayburn as the primary source of heating and hot water.