A heat pump extracts stores solar energy and converts this into heating and hot water for your home. A heat pump creates a comfortable indoor climate in your home. While it’s supplying your home with heating, hot water and cooling, you can reduce your energy consumption by up to 75%.
Economical – Solar power generates large amounts of free energy that is stored in the air, ground and ground water. A heat pump will help you unlock this free energy. By extracting this heat efficiently you can reduce your energy consumption considerably. The savings are often large enough to pay for the investment in just a few years.
Comfortable – A heat pump require virtually no maintenance, refilling or fuel and is very easy to operate. You can adjust your indoor temperature with just a touch of a button. The heat pump does not take up much space, normally only about as much as a fridge.
Eco-Friendly – By choosing a heat pump you help to reduce the impact on the environment. The technology is well tested and the EU classifies heat pumps as a renewable source of energy. The amount of solar energy the heat pump extracts is much greater than the amount of energy it consumes.
Reliable – Buying a heat pump is a long term investment, it will just run and run.
There are four types of heat pumps:
- Air/Air – Collects energy from the outdoor air and converts this into warm air. Does not always works at lower temperatures and cannot produce hot water. Should be seen as a compliment to other forms of heating
- Air/Water – Converts the energy in the outdoor into heating for a water-based heating system (radiator or floor heating). Some models function at outdoor temperatures as low as minus 20ºC. Can also produce hot water. This type provides a complete and flexible heating solution
- Brine/Water – Collects energy from the ground or ground water by circulating brine fluid in a loop in the ground. The heat is then transferred to a water-based heating system (radiator or floor heating). Can also produce hot water. This type provides a complete and flexible heating solution and is more efficient than the air/water at low outdoor temperatures
- Exhaust Air – Recycles energy from the homes’ ventilation and returns it to the heating system. Can help deliver savings but cannot be the main supplier of heating and hot water