Heating and cooling Cyprus, solar – photovoltaic systems
Zero energy Homes in Cyprus– At Pelasgos Homes we would like to provide ideas and comprehensive information about the best tendencies in building industry, providing a green home saving energy and protecting the environment.
- Heating & Cooling
Heating and cooling are the most energy hungry activities in a home. Effectively managing your household’s heating and cooling can save you a lot of money. Getting passive solar design correct is vital.
A general solution for a zero energy home in Cyprus is:
The typical energy demand for a four member family annually can be fulfilled with the integration of a 5KWp PV System. Such system will cover a surface area of 65m2 on flat roof and 40m2 on inclined roof and it will produce approximately 8000KWh per year, on average for the 15 year period that the contracts with the Electricity Authority of Cyprus and the Ministry of Commerce have validity period.
- Air Conditioners
Building a new home is a great opportunity to be able to design your home so as that you can limit the amount of energy you need to use on air conditioning. By following solar passive design principles, installing insulation and by shading your home you can make your home more energy efficient and can then minimize the size of the air conditioner needed.
- Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans should be the first choice over evaporative coolers and air conditioners, for reasons of energy efficiency and cost savings.
- Heat shifters & heat exchange ventilators
These are simple fans or fan and duct combinations that take the excess heat that accumulates near the ceiling in one room and use it to heat a second room. They actually work quite well, and almost heat the second room for free
At Pelasgos Homes we would like to propose you our tips on passive homes in Cyprus – ultra-efficient home design which combines energy-efficient construction, appliances, and lighting with commercially available renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating and solar electricity. By taking advantage of local climate and site conditions, we can incorporate passive solar heating and cooling and energy-efficient landscaping strategies. The intent is to reduce home energy use as cost-effectively as possible, and then meet the reduced requirements with on-site renewable energy systems.