Air-Source Heat Pumps


| 2/25/2014 10:45:00 AM


Tags: heat pumps, energy efficiency, home heating, Vermont, Paul Scheckel,

Air-source heat pumps are not exactly new to the world of air conditioning and the HVAC industry, and they are very different from ground-source heat pumps (their respective names refer the source of the heat to be gained and used). What is new however is the surge of interest in using air source heat pumps for heating in addition to cooling. This is primarily due to advances in technology that make heat pumps effective for heating in very cold climates (down to -15F), while also delivering exceptionally efficient cooling performance.

heat pump illustration

An air source heat pump is a modern appliance that extracts heat from one place and moves (or pumps) it to another, much like a refrigerator removes heat from its interior and out into the kitchen. Moving heat is much more efficient than generating it, so heat pump heating is more efficient and costs less than half as much to operate compared to conventional electric heat. Because it’s a pump, it can move heat in both directions – from indoors to out, or outside to inside. The happy result is that very high-efficiency heating and air conditioning are available through this single, integrated heating/cooling appliance.

air conditioner

Heat delivery, use of interior wall space, and the ‘quality’ of heat is similar to a single, central, wall or floor-mounted gas heater. There is also a small, quiet, outside unit. During the past two years, my company (Shelter Analytics) has been focused primarily on delivering energy efficiency services to condominium associations. The quiet operation and low profile of air-source heat pumps have made them ideal for the close-living environment and space constraints of condo owners in addition to single family homes.

Single or multi-head air source heat pumps are also called “mini-splits” or “ductless” air-conditioning and heating units. They are different from central heating and cooling systems because there is no duct-work for heating or cooling distribution. A single outdoor unit serves one or more indoor units which deliver conditioned air directly to the space (or zone) in which they live.

martha
5/8/2014 11:23:06 PM

The working of the air conditioner is quiet simple and easy. It takes the air in and condense it into cold air. What is the benefit of attaching heat pumps with the air conditioner. The answer is quiet simple it takes out the heat from the our desired space. Now we have seen split ac are quiet easy to install the idea behind the split old window units into two parts is quiet good.The washing of ducts is quiet difficult job to do now we can easily clean the filters without hiring an ac technicians. Now its http://airconditioner-notcooling.com/ of any working failure.





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