Heat pumps for a sustainable future
In the near future, scientists will be looking to improve sources of energy to save the environment and reduce dependence on oil and fossil fuels. According to recent research, our current rate of fossil fuel usage will result in the energy crisis this century. Even if the rate of ongoing development is slow, mainstream awareness and pressure from the governmental organizations are rising. In this scenario, the heat pump can be seen as the remarkable invention and alternative to fossil fuels, that is both efficient and applicable to renewable sources of energy.
The source of energy used by the heat pump is sustainable energy from the ground, water, air and waste heat sources.
What Are Heat Pumps?
A heat pump is a device that extracts heat from one place to another. This environmental alternative to fossil fuels produce clean energy and save extra money in your budget. Being used around the world for decades, the heat pump is not new technology. In fact, examples of this kind of technology are air conditioners and refrigerators.
An air source heat pump is a system which absorbs warmth from the outside air and transforms it into the heat for the home. The heat generated in this way can be used for different purposes such as heating radiators, underfloor heating systems or to provide hot water. This green solution extracts heat directly from the air which is constantly being renewed naturally. When in high working proficiency, one air source heat pump can deliver up to three times more heat energy then electrical energy it consumes.
How Does It Work?
The heat from the air is absorbed into a fluid which then passes through a compressor. It’s temperature is increased and transferred to heating units in the house. It’s often mentioned that air source heat pumps have higher performance and heating capacity in the warmer climate. However, this doesn’t mean that they won’t be cost-effective in colder areas. Two main types of air source heat pumps are air-to-water and air-to-air.
Why Choose Air Source Heat Pumps?
- Air source heat pumps are environmentally friendly. In fact, these pumps produce less CO2 than traditional systems. Considering that the main component used for heating is air, this system is based on renewable resources.
- Air source heat pumps require minimal maintenance.Everything you need to do is to keep the outdoor heat exchanger free of leaves and snow.
- Air source pumps are cost-effective.Moreover, you can be eligible for grants and payments.
- Air Source pumps are highly efficient.They can provide you with heating during the winter and cooling during the summer.
Why Should We Think ‘Green’?
Heat pumps reduce greenhouse gas emissions which makes them one of the most promising technologies. Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient way for heating, cooling and preparation of hot water. Unfortunately, the benefits of this technology has not yet reached public recognition around the world.
By implementing heating pumps into our homes we will not just protect the environment, but ensure a healthier and safer future for generations to come.