How You Can Make Water Wetter And Save Energy
This article explains how you can save energy and money on your heating bills.
Making water wetter! Sounds improbable, we know, but it can be done . . .
The wetness of water is a measure of how well the water flows and not all water flows at the same rate.
The flow rate of water in a plumbing environment will depend on the hydrogen bonds within the fluid itself, as well as whether there are obstacles in the pipes that it flows through.
If you are the kind of person who likes reading excruciatingly dull academic literature, you will love this piece on the viscosity of water which, if you understand any of it, probably proves that what we are saying is true.
Anyway, when you observe surface tension on water you are observing the effects of molecular bonding.
Here is an artist’s sketch that we commissioned – at great expense – to illustrate what we are talking about.
The illustration shows tight molecular bonding in the water defying the effects of gravity, which would otherwise cause the water to cascade down the glass.
Here’s the thing. There is an additive called EndoTherm™ (an award winning product) which can be added to the water in your central heating system which will loosen the molecular bonds a little; enough to make the water move more freely.
This means that it will not adhere so readily to internal surfaces inside your heating system. It will flow better, move through pipes more easily and as a result:
- Radiators heat up quicker
- They stay hot for longer
- You use less energy to maintain a constant temperature
- You save money
Independent Testing Proves It
Now, you may well think to yourself,’ Hmmm . . . that sounds like marketing hype.’
However, the company which manufactures the product, Endo Enterprises Ltd., have got that angle covered. They have commissioned no less than four, respected, independent testing agencies to run the rule over EndoTherm and give their unbiased verdicts.
The organisations consulted were The University of Central Lancashire, Enertek International, TAS and The Meadowhead Consultancy.
Tests took place at three NHS sites, a sports centre, a housing association and a museum. All concluded that EndoTherm really works.
The calculated energy saving percentages from each tester varied a little from one to another, but they tended to be in the range of around 15%.
EndoTherm is recommended to be effective for at least 4 years from the time that it is added.
So, assuming just a 10% gas energy saving . On a typical annual gas bill of £800 you would save around £80; over four years the saving would be £320.
EndoTherm, at the time of writing is around £36 per bottle and shipping is free. So, adding it to your system makes sound economic sense.
In addition to the expert testing, anecdotal evidence from users suggests that radiators really do feel hotter, quicker.
Obviously, as plumbers we are more than happy to come and add EndoTherm to your central heating system for you.
SafeSure would simply charge for the labour in the event that you prefer not to do this work yourself.
Here is a video on how to add EndoTherm to your system if you wish to do it yourself:
Otherwise, please call us on 07850 462932 and book an appointment for us to visit and get you working more cost effectively.
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