Friday, April 16

How To Choose A Heat Pump?

The heat pump is a system using renewable energies to heat or cool the air in your home at a low cost. It is associated with specific equipment such as fan coil units, radiators, and heated floors.

The price of a heat pump, as with conventional air conditioning, will depend, among other things, on the power of the system, the type of pump chosen, and the characteristics of the accommodation. The heat pump cost is, on average, between $5,000 and $11,500. Ensure to review in detail the different prices for heat pumps, existing technologies, and objectively, then compare the solutions offered by renewable energy professionals.

Why Invest In A Heat Pump

Heat pumps are the basis of heating systems using renewable energies. Used in reversible mode, they can also be used to cool the house. However, according to professionals, “reversible” heat pumps ensure a moderate drop in temperature, “on the order of 3 to 4 ° C less than outside. It is, therefore, a cooling function and not air conditioning”.

The principle of heat pumps consists of extracting the heat or the coolness in an ambient environment (air, water, soil) to reinject it in the circuit of the house (always in the air or in the water) to provide heating or air conditioning for the home.

Heat pumps are very efficient equipment. They display higher yields (Coefficient of Performance or COP) than those of electric air conditioners and represent a sustainable alternative by using the calories already present in the outside environment at home. It is therefore natural that their purchase presents a higher budget than that of less sophisticated systems.

There are different types of heat pumps, including Air-Air heat pumps, Air-water heat pumps, Brine-water heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps (which take the calories necessary for their operation in the ground).

The cost of heat pumps will vary depending on the technology and the additional work to be carried out.