Last edited 24 Aug 2020

Weather compensation

Direct acting weather compensation is: ‘…a type of control that enables a heat generator to work at its optimum efficiency. The control allows the boiler to vary its operating flow temperature to suit the external temperature conditions and the temperatures inside the building. Weather compensation relies on communication between an external sensor and one inside the boiler. The boiler’s water flow temperature is varied accordingly, so that energy is not wasted by the boiler turning on and off.’

Weather compensation via a mixing valve is: ‘…similar to direct acting weather compensation except that the outside temperature is used to control the temperature of water supplied to the heat emitters by mixing the boiler flow and return rather than by altering the boiler temperature.’

Ref Non-domestic Building Services Compliance Guide For Scotland, 2015 Edition v1.1, published by the Scottish Government, Building Standards Division in April 2018.

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