REHAU has developed AWADUKT Thermo the first ground-air heat exchanger aimed at improving the efficiency of air conditioning in buildings. Connected to the ventilation system, it supplies clean and hygienic air in all rooms.
The AWADUKT Thermo antimicrobial ventilation system harnesses geothermal energy by using the subsoil energy storage capacity, through pipes placed horizontally and buried at a depth of 1.50 – 2.50 m. Pre-connected, with an ground-air heat exchanger (GAHE), to the ventilation device, it facilitates the distribution of a controlled and hygienic air in the rooms.
This ventilation system represents a sustainable and economic solution, since in winter it lowers heating expenses by heating the external air, while in summer it refreshes it to reach confortable temperature levels. Specifically, up to 20% can be saved in heating costs and 80% in cool air costs. In addition to its energy efficiency features, it also involves significant reduction in CO2 emissions. All this makes that controlled antimicrobial ventilation of the rooms has become standard equipment in low energy consumption and passive houses.
A powerful antimicrobial air filter
This system is unique in the market, since REHAU has incorporated an antimicrobial layer inside the pipes that reduces the growth and multiplication of bacteria and fungi. The result is a fresh and hygienic air and practically free of germs.
Indoor air quality in buildings is essential for the health of the people leaving in the same. Several factors affect its quality and produce a rarefied air in the rooms, among them, water condensation; accumulated mold and bacteria; pollen; or, infiltrations of radioactive radon. These elements cause bad odor, pollution, allergies and poor air quality. AWADUKT Thermo neutralizes the causes thus avoiding all its drawbacks.
This ground-air heat exchanger is radon-tight, has antimicrobial pipes that prevent mold and bacteria, a pollen filter, a condensates drain and, in addition, it offers a system with a hundred years of useful life. With this, AWADUKT Thermo guarantees a fresh and high quality air, with good smell while preventing allergies and exposure to radon.
Ground- air heat exchanger for all types of buildings
This system can be installed in all types of buildings, such as apartments, single-family homes, offices, tertiary buildings, universities or colleges, kindergartens, etc. In addition, these systems are complaint with the Technical Building Code – CTE, specifically the requirements of the Basic Document of Energy Saving DB HE.
AWADUKT Thermo by REHAU turns the use of geothermal energy into a sustainable, ecological, safe and cost-effective solution for air renewal and is an effective support for air conditioning. In addition, the first AWADUKT Thermo ground-air heat exchanger not only saves costs and energy, it also improves considerably the quality of indoor air at the same time.