What exactly is meant by the term “air source heat pump“?
An air source heat pump (ASHP) is a type of heating and cooling system that moves heat that has been drawn from the surrounding air into a building’s interior. This accomplishes both the heating of radiators and the production of domestic hot water by way of the wet central heating systems. Heat pumps function in a manner analogous to that of a refrigerator in that they take in heat from one medium and transfer it to another.
During the warmer months of the year, certain types of air-source heat pumps can also function as a cooling system. The majority of the time, they are installed on the exterior of a structure, provided that there is sufficient space for the installation.
There are primarily two categories of air-source heat pumps, which are:
Air to air heat pumps are a type of heat pump that draw heat from the air outside and then transfer it directly into a home using a fan system. These heat pumps are used to heat individual rooms.
Air to water heat pumps, which absorb heat from the outside air and then transfer it via your central heating system to provide hot water heating, radiator, or underfloor heating in an indoor space (or all three).
Air source heat pumps have a number of benefits.
Using a heat pump can provide you with a variety of useful benefits. In comparison to a gas or electric heating system, an refrigerant air source heat pump can help you save money on your energy bills and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced by your home. The adaptability and cost-effectiveness of air source heat pumps is one of the primary reasons why they are so popular. An ASHP can be used for either heating or cooling purposes, as well as for the heating of space or water, depending on the application.
The following is a list of the most significant benefits that can be gained from investing in an air source heat pump:
1. A Minimal Impact on the Environment
Because they heat or cool your home using air from the surrounding environment, EVI air source heat pumps are a type of heating that has a low carbon footprint. You will be able to significantly cut your carbon emissions if you switch from a heating system that is powered by coal or electricity to one that is powered by another fuel. Because an air source heat pump only consumes one unit of electricity for every three to four units of energy that it produces, this technology is a significantly more effective means of reducing emissions than other available options.
2. Find ways to cut costs on monthly energy bills
Because you will be using the air outside for your heating and cooling requirements, you will notice a reduction in your monthly energy bills if you make the switch to refrigerant air to water heat pumps. If you are transitioning from an electric or coal-based system, the amount of money you will save will be significantly higher.
3. Capable of Both Heating and Cooling the Environment
Heat pumps that draw their heat from the surrounding air can be used to either warm or cool an indoor space. They might be able to serve as a source of cooling in the summer and heating in the winter, depending on the model. When it comes to cooling, the only thing you need to make sure of is that the coefficient of performance (COP) of your air-source heat pump is greater than 0.70.
In addition, air source heat pumps are very compatible with underfloor heating; consequently, if you want to get the most out of your system, you should carefully consider the possibility of installing underfloor heating.
4. Capable of Being Used to Heat Spaces and Provide Hot Water
You might also be able to heat your water with an R32 air source heat pump, but this will depend on the specific model you have. This is dependent on the water temperature that is flowing through the heating system, which is also referred to as the “flow temperature.” The temperature of the flow must be approximately 55 degrees Celsius for the water to be able to be heated. The flow temperature will be 35 degrees if the only function that your system is designed to perform is space heating.
If you want to heat both the space in which you live and the water that you use, then you will need to select an ASHP that has a flow temperature of 55 degrees Celsius.
5.An Exceptionally High Seasonal Performance Coefficient (SCOP)
Because they have such a high SCOP, air source heat pumps are effective heating systems in both the winter and the summer (seasonal coefficient of performance). The coefficient of performance (COP) of a heat pump is a way to measure its efficiency by comparing the amount of power that is input into the heat pump to the amount of heat that is output by the heat pump. A “seasonal COP” figure is one that has been modified to account for seasonality.
For instance, when the temperature outside is above 7 degrees Celsius, a typical air source heat pump will operate at a COP of 3.2. This indicates that the heat pump has an efficiency of 320%; more specifically, it generates 3.2 kWh of heat for every kWh of electricity that is used by the fans and the compressor. The better the product, the higher the COP should be.
Therefore, when considering the coefficient of performance (COP) of an air source heat pump in relation to the temperature outside, you will find that in spite of some slight fluctuations, they are capable of operating efficiently throughout the entire year. The seasonal coefficient of performance (COP) is used so that heat pumps can be compared according to the degree to which they are impacted by changes in efficiency.
6. A Quick and Straightforward Setup Procedure
A heat pump that draws its heat from the surrounding air can be installed in as little as two days. The installation of an air source heat pump is much simpler than the installation of a ground source heat pump due to the fact that digging is not required. It is not necessary to obtain any planning permissions in order to install a domestic air source heat pump; however, before beginning the installation process, you should always verify this information with the relevant authorities in your area. It is an excellent choice for both new construction and renovations to existing buildings. If you combine the installation of an custom air-source heat pump with the installation of other building work, you may be able to bring down the cost of the installation.
7. Requires Little To No Upkeep
An annual visit from a technician for servicing and maintenance is strongly recommended. Because of this, air source heat pumps require little maintenance; however, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that your heat pump is operating at its optimal level. These things include cleaning the filters, checking for leaks in the system, determining the level of refrigerant, removing debris such as leaves and dust from the Inverter heat pump, and so on. Any additional technical work ought to be carried out solely by an authorized installer.
8. Long Lifespan
Heat pumps that use air as their heat source have a long lifespan; in fact, if they are properly maintained, they can continue to function for up to 20 years. In addition to this, the majority of air source heat pumps come with a warranty that is valid for five years. There have been a number of advancements in technology that have made it possible for modern heat pumps to continue functioning effectively for close to 25 years before they need to be replaced.
9.No Fuel Storage Needed
Because the air itself serves as the fuel for air source heat pumps, there is no need for separate fuel storage to be maintained. If you have a boiler that runs on oil, for instance, you will need a place to store the oil, which will take up additional space on your property. If you do not rely on fuel, such as oil or wood pellets, you won’t have to pay any additional fees for fuel deliveries and won’t need to worry about running out of fuel.
AOKOL Heat Pump Technology Co., Ltd. has more than 20 years of manufacturing experience and was established in 2002 with a factory located in Ningbo, China. The company has two R&D and manufacturing bases in Ningbo and Shandong. The business covers the sales and research and development of air to water heat pumps, air conditioners, heat pump water heaters and other products, OEM&ODM and heat pump production. At present, it has an annual production capacity of 500,000 air energy heat pump products. Won the bid for nearly 100 “coal-to-electricity” clean heating projects of the northern government for 7 consecutive years.The products have more than 2 million users all over the world. Aoklei is a well-known exporter in China’s air-energy heat pump industry and a leading exporter in the air-energy heat pump industry in East China.
Post time: Aug-25-2022