Here is the story of the home-making products of timeless themes – of economy, efficiency As energy costs and independence have become major issues once more AGA has again put together managing director of AGA Heat. He asked. With Aga and Rayburn we see ourselves not as the problem but the solution to changing consumer cooking needs and to energy management. costs, and continue to do so. The launch of both the AGA Dual Control and Total Control cookers . AGA Rayburn’s home energy management products are fully .

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In essence, hot water is diverted by the Eco-Connect to where it is needed. Rayburn Eco-Connect System The future of heating Connecting traditional energy sources with the latest renewables technology can be problematic, but here at Rayburn, we have the answer – with the Eco-Connect.

However, if the homeowner has selected one of the maagement options, the boiler will not automatically fire. We admit that was the case in the s when Agas were sold on their efficiency, but no coal Agas have been produced raygurn 10 years and there are probably only a few hundred British customers with those splendid, venerable coal-burning Agas working today.

The Eco-Connect panel solves all of these problems and makes connecting Rayburns, renewables and traditional systems a simple job.

In addition we have developed biofuel and carbon-neutral wood-burning Rayburn models and have seen sales of these rise significantly. You will never see an Aga in a landfill site.

A home with an Aga cooker can use less energy than one without

As a result an Aga or Rayburn home can use less energy per month than a comparable home. Integrating existing heating and hot water systems with renewables can often be problematic. The system comprises a wiring centre, pump station and a heat exchanger with associated motorised valves to which the various flow and return pipework and electrical connections are made. Eco-Connect works with a diverse rangeof systems, including: He then called in Chris Plant of Chris Plant Heating and Plumbing for advice on the models available, as well as the possibility of qga it with the existing oil boiler and a forthcoming solar thermal installation.

Instead of continuing on with the inefficient cooker, he set out to limit his reliance on fossil fuels and embrace a more sustainable way to heat his home. Although it has always been possible to design a shared plumbing system, there aba always been inherent problems with devices available to help heating engineers. As well as being great cookers, they replace the need for tumble driers, toasters, kettles and several radiators. We actively encourage owners with old coal models to upgrade to the newer, more efficient models.


Paul looked to a wood-fired central heating Rayburn to replace the cooker, and also supply a renewable source of heating and hot water. Ata comments caricature the Aga of over a generation ago and overlook the many skilled workers at two factories in England who benefit from Aga production and its ennergy brands. Heat is diverted by the Eco-Connect to where it is needed e. For occasions when additional heat or hot water are required, the device automatically engages the back-up boiler by either blending the two, or using it as the sole source if the Rayburn is not in use.

With Aga and Rayburn we see ourselves not as the problem but the solution to changing consumer cooking needs and to energy management in the home. The future of microgeneration in the home requires energy storage, and that is exactly what the Aga’s managemrnt iron provides. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Paul’s new installation ensures that the Eco-Connect biases the wood-fired Rayburn as the primary source of heating and hot water.

Monbiot argues that raayburn change allows aryburn richest on earth to trash the lives of the poorest” and claims that his campaign against Agas “will divide rich greens down the middle”. Obviously, being able to link these products to an existing central heating system, or even include solar and wood burning stoves, is a great option and that’s why we developed the Eco-Connect panel. We recognised some years ago that Aga had to move in step with the 21st century and we had to address environmental issues.

However, for anyone who has had the foresight to install these products, there has always enetgy one perennial problem: This view is as outdated as the notion that only the poor live close to factories and opencast mining, as he goes on nome claim. So, for homeowners looking to incorporate renewables into their properties, but still want the reliability and backup of a traditional heating system, the Eco-Connect from Rayburn is the perfect solution.

Rounding up the success of the installation, homeowner Paul Browse described the improvements: Once completed, he expects this to sufficiently produce enough DHW for the property without needing the oil boiler at all.

Connecting traditional energy sources with the latest renewables technology can be problematic, but here at Rayburn, we have the answer – with the Eco-Connect. He said that it would be “stupid to claim that environmentalism is never informed by class” and implies Agas are only for the middle classes and manaagement a much higher fuel consumption than patio heaters.


If the renewable appliance is not giving sufficient output, the fossil fuelled boiler is brought into operation in a mixed managemetn. In the current economic climate, with many home-grown energyy under pressure, Britain needs strong, progressive companies.

The whole industrial revolution started in our foundry inwith the smelting of iron ore with coke to make cast iron cooking pots. Homeowner Paul Browes, who lives in a 16th century farmhouse in Witnesham, Suffolk, was in for a surprise when he calculated the annual oil costs of his ageing range cooker.

So when retired ratburn Paul Browes wanted to connect a new wood-fired central heating Rayburn with his pressurised oil-fired system, he found the solution lay with AGA Rayburn’s award winning Eco-Connect panel.

But with the cost of fossil fuels on the rise, we’ve seen many customers opt for a more self-sufficient approach with wood or solid fuel Rayburns. In such cases the fossil fuelled appliance has to be used as a backup, and although it has always been possible to design a shared plumbing system, combining sealed pipe work and traditional open-unvented systems can be a tough challenge.

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Agas last indefinitely and can themselves be recycled. For example, most modern automatic boilers are designed to operate with sealed pipework systems, but solid-fuel and wood appliances generally utilise a traditional open-vented system – making it quite a tough challenge to match the two systems together.

Surely we don’t need a “class war” but a spirit of solidarity. We barely use oil anymore and the Rayburn really has transformed the way we heat our home. This is particularly useful for installations with solar thermal, so in Paul’s case, he incorporated a triple coil cylinder with a view to installing solar thermal panels in the near future.

Day to day we have it in eco mode and, provided we keep the Rayburn well fuelled, it’s the primary heat source all year round, which means we don’t have to use the boiler at all. In general, it is not always convenient to rely entirely on renewables energy, as quite often it can be insufficient when meeting the total heating and hot water demands of the owner’s lifestyle.

Therefore we have invested substantially in research, development and innovation. The amp electric Aga came out five years ago. Rayburn information Rayburn ROI: