Heat Pump for Hot Water and Heating
Heat pump for hot water
A heat pump is a machine that extracts heat energy from a relatively cold medium (heat source) and transfers it to a relatively hot medium (radiator), so that the cold medium becomes cold and the heat medium becomes hot. This is equivalent to one machine producing two effects, one for heating and the other for cooling.
In addition, a heat pump is an energy-saving machine that can provide heating and cooling in many applications. Normally, one unit of electric energy supplied to the heat pump will generate more than one unit of heat energy and more than one unit of cold energy.
Due to efficiency loss, this is more efficient than other heating processes that generally produce less than one unit of heating energy. In applications that require heating and cooling at the same time, the efficiency of the heat pump will be excellent, so that the heat and cold energy of the heat pump can be fully utilized.
Heat pump for hot water system
The air-to-water heat pump used in the hot water system is a heat pump that extracts heat energy from the ambient air (heat source) and discharges it into the water medium (radiator). This type is very common because the cold air and hot water produced in this way are more versatile in the application. For example, an air-to-water heat pump installed in a residence can provide cooling and hot water for the occupants.
Type of heat pump system
There are two types of heat pump hot water:
1. Integrated heat pump system
2. Split the heat pump system
1. Integrated heat pump system
In the integrated system, the heat pump is usually installed on the top of the storage tank, including:
5) In some cases, the evaporator (which absorbs heat from the air) is separated from the air tank or wrapped around the air tank.
Because these systems are integrated in one unit, they are usually heavier than split systems.
2. Split heat pump system
In a split system, the evaporator, fan, and compressor are located in a single unit and connected to the gas cylinder through a refrigerant pipe-the heated refrigerant gas passes through a heat exchanger located in the gas cylinder to heat the water. They are very similar to split system air conditioners.
Benefits of heat pump
1. Can reduce your fuel costs
2. Will reduce your carbon emissions
3. Can heat your home and hot water
How much does the heat pump cost?
The cost of a heat pump depends on the brand, model and size of the heat pump, the size of the property, whether it is a new or existing property, and whether you need to change the way of using it to dissipate heat around your property. The typical cost is about £7,000 to £13,000. We recommend talking to at least three installers to provide a quote for your heat pump system so you can best understand the possible costs of your home.
Can a heat pump save me electricity?
Operating costs will depend on how your heat pump is designed and operated. The system you are replacing will also affect your energy bill savings.
For more information about heat pumps, please contact us.