How it all began..
Joulia started life as a Creaholic incubation project. The main driver for this project was the fact that in modern homes most of the energy is used for heating water. 50-80% of the total hot water usage is for taking showers, where it goes straight down the drain. This is a huge waste of energy!
Our idea was to massively reduce the energy requirements for showers by recovering thermal energy from the warm waste water and using it to preheat the incoming cold water. We wanted to build a product that fulfils a whole set of interrelated criteria, including:
High-efficiency energy recovery
Attractive design that fits different decors
Durability and small dimensions
Ease of installation and cleaning
Conformation to relevant regulations
Appropriate price, so that the cost can be amortized in an acceptable time