Air Source Heat Pumps
The air temperature affects the performance of the units, but they can operate in temperatures of -10 degrees Celsius.
At zero degrees Celsius air source heat pumps are approximately 280% efficient. I.e. for 1KW of electricity put into the unit it will generate approximately 2.8KWs of heat output.
One system can provide all your home heating, cooling and hot water requirements. Heating capacity of units can vary from 4.5kw to 50kw and select models can accommodate the heating of swimming pools. These systems are economical to run, low maintenance and easily settable with solar power to reduce energy bills. Due to no combustion, there are no flues necessary and therefore, no emission of potentially dangerous gases leading to a low carbon footprint.
Heat pumps are the biggest up and coming product on the hydronics scene. In their own right they’re extremely efficient, yet paired with a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, the energy savings is causing a massive buzz in the industry. We’re thrilled to now be offering package deals with heat pumps and solar PV systems, in partnership with our trusted off grid solar specialist.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
At zero degrees Celsius geothermal heat pumps are approximately 500% efficient, i.e. for 1KW of electricity put into the unit it will generate approximately 5KWs of heat output.
Studies in USA have found that installing a geothermal heating, cooling and hot water system is the equivalent of planting 750 trees.
Combining Heat Pumps and Solar Panel Heating
Solar photovoltaic systems are the perfect renewable partner for heat pumps. PV systems create electricity by using sunlight and then heat pumps can use that electricity to create heating and hot water.