Exhaust Air Heat Pumps
Anyone who lives in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, West Lothian or across Scotland and is actively searching for a renewable energy solution to help them save money and save energy may wish to consider an exhaust air heat pump installed by GEO Living.
What is an exhaust air heat pump?
An exhaust air heat pump will extract air using ductwork connected to warm areas of buildings – including kitchens, utility rooms and bathrooms. It removes heat from the air and transfers it to the heat pump’s refrigerant circuit before it is discharged.
Thanks to the vapour compression cycle of the exhaust air heat pump, the temperature of the refrigerant is raised and heat is transferred into a water based system. This can be used for the heating of the building or for domestic hot water.
Why choose an exhaust air heat pump?
When deciding on the right renewable energy choice for you, consider the efficiency of an exhaust air heat pump. For example, a coefficient of performance (CoP) of three means that for every kilowatt of electricity put in, you will get three kilowatts of energy in the form of warm water. Bear in mind that the flow temperature of the warm water is usually between 35C and 45C – this is much lower than a domestic boiler. While higher temperatures can be achieved keeping the temperature at the lower end of the scale will boost efficiency.
Thankfully, an exhaust air heat pump should cover heating requirements of a well-insulated home in Scotland in all but the coldest conditions. Consider using it alongside an integral immersion heater to ensure that water temperatures can be boosted when necessary.
How effective is an exhaust air heat pump?
The GEO Living installers will look to place the exhaust air heat pump in a warm area of the building as when working efficiently it can reduce energy consumption for heating by as much as 50 per cent compared to conventional heating systems.