Today’s homeowners are turning to the versatility of heat pumps for a range of home heating solutions. Heat pumps are high on efficiency, low on running costs, relying less on fossil fuels to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. But what exactly is a heat pump?
The term is used for a variety of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appliances. Heat pumps work on the same principle as air-conditioners or refrigerators, but in the opposite direction, thereby releasing heat instead of cooling. To do this they draw heat from the external air, increase its temperature via compressed liquid/gas and then feed that boosted heat into a water system.
Heat pumps are increasingly used to provide domestic hot water for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as for central or underfloor heating systems. They are far more economic than systems which generate heat directly from electricity or gas.
Most heat pumps pay for themselves in 5-7 years and typically have a lifetime of fifteen years. Some of the latest models combine a water tank with integrated heat pump in one sleek upright unit (ideal for a utility room) and utilise smart technology to supply heated water simultaneously for different applications at appropriate temperatures.
Penguin Algarve installs all kinds of heat pumps and with the special autumn offer of € 250 off the price of any heat pump they install in October and November, it’s time to pump up your property with Penguin!