A hybrid future

Date:
20/07/18

The energy and environmental scenarios, which go in the direction of a decarbonisation of the economy and greater attention to energy efficiency, are paving the way for the development of new technologies in the field of air conditioning. After the consolidation of condensing boilers, there may be a gradual transition to hybrid appliances, which still represent a niche market but which in recent years are witnessing strong growth.

Today hybrid means - in most cases - the integration of two technologies, a condensing boiler and a heat pump, electric or gas, which are managed by an "intelligent" operating logic capable of managing the operation of the two devices according to criteria of convenience.

It is this unit that differentiates the hybrid from a simple assembly of two or more generators and characterizes it as a solution specifically designed, designed and built by the manufacturer to work in a combined way.

This leads to an optimization of performance and energy consumption, based on a series of parameters, such as the cost of energy, gas and electricity, consumer uses and energy needs.

Aspects that have also been recognized from a legislative point of view, thanks to the tax deduction of 65% and the Thermal Account, which recognizes a very important incentive for hybrid systems.

We believe that this promising technology can contribute to a redevelopment of the existing plant park for which we are trying to raise awareness among decision-makers about the need to take measures to accelerate their replacement.

In this sense, the incentives (tax deductions and thermal account) are a fundamental tool that must be made stable over time, so as to allow the industry to plan the various investments over a period longer than a year. This will be accompanied by further initiatives that our industry is developing precisely to sensitize the supply chain, and ultimately the end user on the contribution that an efficient heating system can give to lighten the energy bill.