Air to Water Heat Pump Cooling Option
Air-to-water heat pumps can be an excellent choice for a variety of applications, suitable for new homes and retrofits of existing heating and cooling systems. They are also an option when replacing existing air conditioning systems, because the cost of switching from an air conditioning system to a heat pump cooling and heating system is usually very low.
Your air-to-water heat pump and air conditioner
Using air to cool a water heat pump is not as simple as delivering chilled water to your floor system. Most experts advise against cooling the floor system because of the risk of condensation on the floor. These conditions are ideal breeding grounds for bacteria, mites and molds. For this reason, most experienced installers avoid radiant cooling. But there is another way.
If you have an electric or oil-fired boiler in your home, the only way to provide air conditioning is to install a piping system and a separate air conditioning system.
Fortunately, if you choose an air-to-water heat pump, you do not need to install a separate system. By simply adding a piping system and our circulating air processor, you can enjoy whole house air conditioning directly from the air to water heat pump.
How air-to-water heat pumps provide air conditioning
Our air to water heat pump is called a fully reversible heat pump. This means that in addition to making hot water for your radiant floor system, it can also reverse the cooling process to make chilled water. However, instead of delivering chilled water to your floor system, the air-water heat pump will circulate this chilled water to the circulating air processor.
The circulating air processor is essentially a heat exchanger and a blower. The heat exchanger transfers the heat from the air in the home to the chilled water. The cold air in the air handler will now be blown through your duct system as an air conditioner. Using this method, you can enjoy forced air conditioning for the entire family.
The heat transferred to the water will be pumped back to the heat pump. From there, the heat pump is basically like a refrigerator, using refrigerant to transfer heat to the outdoor air.
A quick overview of cooling and heating air to water heat pumps:
|Distribution Type||Forced air|
|Size||one size, capacity to 5 tons or more|
|Configuration||slim vertical, slim horizontal|
|COP||see Nordic W-series|
|Certifications||CSA, UL, CE|
Features and available options
1. Slim horizontal or small profile (24"x24") in vertical configuration, suitable for any installation.
2. High-quality ECM blower motor is a standard configuration, regardless of the external static pressure or filter condition, it can provide a constant air flow with the highest efficiency.
Internal electric heaters ranging from 3.5 to 20 kW are available as accessories.
4. The air filter can be replaced without tools, just 1 thumbscrew.
5. Fully insulated water pipes.
6. The powder-coated cabinet can eliminate corrosion.