Hydrocarbon Heat Pumps
Heat pumps that use hydrocarbons as the refrigerant are another environmentally friendly option due to their low global warming potential and ozone depletion potential.
HYDROCARBON HEAT PUMPS PROVIDE A HIGHLY EFFICIENT HEATING AND COOLING SOLUTION
Hydrocarbons such as propane or butane are natural refrigerants that have been used for many years in domestic and commercial refrigeration systems. They are also increasingly being used in heat pumps for heating and cooling applications. Hydrocarbon heat pumps offer high efficiency, low noise levels, and the ability to operate at high temperatures, making them suitable for a range of applications including residential and commercial heating and cooling, as well as industrial processes. However, safety concerns must be addressed in the installation and operation of these systems.
When comparing hydrocarbon heat pumps to conventional heating systems, consumers can achieve efficiencies greater than 400% with a heat pump system compared to 80-100% efficiencies with a traditional system. This high efficiency, alongside low noise level and high temperatures make them an excellent choice when considering heating and cooling systems.
HYDROCARBON HEAT PUMPS OFFER VERSITILITY, CONTROL AND LOW MAINTENANCE
Hydrocarbon heat pumps are versatile and can be used for both heating and cooling within residential, commercial or industrial settings. They also have the advantage of being integrated with other systems within the building such as ventilation, solar panels or air conditioning. Creating an efficient energy management for year-round climate control.
In addition to energy management, hydrocarbon heat pump systems come equipped with a sophisticated control system that can be programmed to optimise energy efficiency and performance. This high degree of control and automation means that the system can be monitored and controlled remotely, allowing for issues to be diagnosed in real-time as well as setting to be adjusted remotely. Hydrocarbon heat pumps offer an environmentally friendly and high efficiency heating and cooling solution.
Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air, similar to how a fridge extracts heat from its inside. There are two main types of ASHP: an air-to-water system distributes heat via your wet central heating system, while an air-to-air system produces warm air which is circulated by fans to heat your business.
Ground source heat pumps extract heat from the ground by circulating a mixture of water and antifreeze around a ground loop. Heat from the ground is absorbed into the fluid and then passes through a heat exchanger into the heat pump which then converts it into high-temperature heat.
Water source heat pumps are available in closed-loop and open-source variants. Closed-loop systems: pipes or coils filled with glycol are laid on the river/lake bed to absorb energy from the water. Open-source systems: water is pumped to a heat pump and the heat pump absorbs the energy directly from the water.