Why Throw Heat Down The Drain?

 

After space-heating, hot water is the largest energy consumer in the home.


Why, then, do we think it’s ok to just throw it all down the drain?

ZapCarbon have long championed waste heat recovery. With the innovative Zypho range of products we can recover much of this heat, making all showers significantly more efficient.

How it works:
The principle is simple: Run out-going waste water against a copper coil of incoming cold water. While the two streams are kept physically separate, the heat passes from the waste hot to the fresh cold.


Benefits For Housing Developers

With the UK raising the bar on energy efficiency, Zypho offers a simple, yet very affordable solution to help meet standards.

Pound for pound, Zypho systems can earn you some of the easiest SAP points for new builds.

In comparison to MVHR, Solar PV, heat pumps or improved glazing, Zypho shower heat recovery units only cost a few hundred pounds, yet save the household considerable energy.

Furthermore Zypho is extremely easy to install, requires no power connections and contains no moving parts. Zypho simply improves the efficiency of the shower by around 30 – 60 %, (depending on application and model). Less energy consumed = Fewer CO emissions.

Easy SAP points. Fit and forget.

iZi 30 High Flow | 31 % efficiency

iZi 40 Eco Shower | 39% efficiency

  • Shower waste fittings included.
  • Efficiency for a flow rate of 5.8 l/min
  • Fresh and grey water separated by safety-engineered double-walled system.

PiPe 65 (1600 mm) | 67% efficiency

Efficiency for a flow rate of 5.8 l/min

PiPe 65 is a vertical shower drain heat recovery solution adaptable to shower drains, linear drains or bathtubs, with a flow drainage recommended up to 12.5 l/min, able to deliver energy savings up to 67%.

Benefits For Fuel Poverty

Fuel poverty still affects millions of household in the UK.

Many people are still having to chose whether to ‘heat or eat’.

With hot water as the single biggest energy use after space heating, Zypho can make a significant difference to fuel poor households.

A house with 4 occupants operating an electric shower, can easily spend £250 on showering per year. Some houses we see spend double that figure.

Recovering half of that heat would give the household a significant saving.

Benefits For Your Home

Hot water is a massive part of the average household energy bill.

These days people tend to shower more frequently, for longer and with greater flow rates of water than ever before.

Yet we are in the throes of a climate emergency and often wanting to make a difference.

By the simple act of recovering heat from waste water, Zypho improves the efficiency of the shower by between 30 – 65 %, (depending on application and model).

Less energy consumed = Fewer CO emissions = More showers for ‘free’

Zypho is extremely easy to install, requires no power connections and contains no moving parts.

Install Zypho and live lightly.

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