The heat pump technology is the future for domestic heat production. It is clean, functional, efficient and over the next years, its economic advantage over traditional fuel systems will only increase. The reason heat pumps are so advantageous is that they produce more energy than they consume. This means that for every kWh you pay to the electrical utility, you get three to five kWh of thermal energy for your home.
Because of their efficiency, heat pumps contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions. This had lead the European parliament (December 2008) to expand the definition of renewable energy source to include air source heat pumps.
The region of Alicante is ideal for heat pumps. Places like Calpe, Moraira and Altea rarely present under zero temperatures, allowing these systems to be highly efficient. At Solar Power Systems we can help you in choosing the best solution.
Can heat pumps cool as well as heat?
Yes. Many heat pumps can reverse their internal process and take excess heat from the home or office and transport it outside.
Are heat pumps good for the environment?
Yes. Heat pumps are a significant improvement when compared with traditional fossil fuel solutions. If the source of the electricity is renewable, they do contribute to CO2 emissions nor do they produce any other type of contamination.
Can I use solar panels combined with a heat pump?
Yes you can. There are heat pumps that can be integrated with solar panels. This way the heat pump only runs when the energy generated by the solar panels is insufficient for your heating needs. The drain-back configuration for the solar panels is optimal for integration with heat pumps.
Are heat pumps loud?
No. They make a similar noise to an air conditioning unit. Heat pump technology has advanced to the point where excess noise is kept to an absolute minimum.
Can I use a heat pump at home?
The energy from the heat pump can be used for heating in multiple ways:
* Underfloor heating
* Low temperature radiators
* Traditional radiators
This means the piping for centralized home heating should be present before you can take advantage of a heat pump.
Is a heat pump the best solution for me?
If your home currently has or is prepared for centralized heating through radiators and/or underfloor heating, the use of a heat pump may be the best solution for you. It will be the most affordable and safest way to produce heat for your home, and is more respectful to the environment than any other solution.
Heating your home with solar energy: Although solar energy cannot be the only source of heating for your home, it can work as an excellent support system. It can be integrated with heat pumps and gas boilers, this way these systems only work when the solar panels do not produce enough energy for the current needs, normally during cloudy winter days. This way you can achieve a significant cost savings. Talk to us. We advise you!
Air conditioning is for good reasons the most common heating method in Spain. They are inexpensive, they do not require complicated installations, efficient and can produce both, heat and cold while improving the air quality.
At Solar Power Systems we sell the best brands in air conditioning, we can advise you about the best system for you and perform a high quality installation. Talk to us!