BUFFMAX: The tank that makes all the difference.
The BUFFMAX Storage Tank from Thermo 2000 is a 3-in-1 solution that acts as a buffer tank, storage tank and hydraulic separator. It is ideal for use with any of our hydronic heat pumps. Its large diameter full-flow access points are perfect for optimal flow. This increases the efficiency of your heat pump system.
The BUFFMAX optimizes runtimes and limits on/off cycling of the energy source. When the minimum system load is lower than the energy source’s minimum capacity, the system will generate short cycles. This causes premature wear of the equipment and substantially decreases the system’s energy efficiency.
Any hydronic heating system with the BUFFMAX stores energy like a battery. When a demand is made for limited heating (for example, when there is little difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures) or when it is used with a low-capacity energy source, the energy required will first come from the tank’s thermal storage.
Adding a BUFFMAX tank to a hydronic heating system helps to evacuate air, eliminates impurities, and ensures the optimal functioning of the pumps—not only for the energy source but also for the distribution system.
If you are looking for a tank that has integrated back-up built-in, look at our Altsource models here.