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A heat pump is the ideal solution for keeping your home warm with a sustainable heating system. It uses the heat from the environment and provides warm water, thus helping you to significantly reduce the overall energy requirements. Particularly when combined with a photovoltaic system, it is cleaner than any other heating technology.
What makes a heat pump so special?
No matter how cold the air may seem, it always stores heat – even in winter and in sub-zero temperatures. This heat is extracted from the environment by a heat pump and used for heating the space and providing warm water. Heat pumps are therefore particularly environmentally friendly and significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The fact that they also reduce energy costs in the long term is what makes them so successful as a heating system today.
How does a heat pump work?
A heat pump system consists of various components:
- The heat source system that extracts heat from the environment
- the heat pump that makes it possible to heat the space and warm the water
- the heat distribution and storage system in the building
Converting heat from the surroundings into heat for your home is similar refrigeration, but in reverse: Air drawn in by a ventilator is transferred to a heat exchanger in which a refrigerant circulates.
This refrigerant heats up when it comes into contact with the surrounding air and thus changes its physical state by evaporating. To increase the steam temperature further, it is compressed.
A second heat exchanger, the condenser, then feeds the energy from the heated steam into the building’s heat distribution and storage unit. This process cools the refrigerant down and then liquefies it again. The refrigerant cycle closes.
What are the advantages of a heat pump?
A heat pump significantly reduces your heating and hot water costs. As you no longer rely on fossil fuels for heating, you will not be affected by price increases on the energy market in future. In addition, you can take advantage of government subsidies for retrofitting while at the same time increasing the value of your property. With a heat pump, you are opting for a secure and climate-friendly heating technology, as 70% to 80% of the energy of a heat pump comes from the surroundings.
A good combination: Heat pump with photovoltaic system
Are you looking for a particularly sustainable heating system? If so, we recommend combining your heat pump with a photovoltaic system. In this case, you also generate the energy required to operate the pump in a completely self-sufficient and climate-friendly manner on your own roof. Thanks to a buffer storage tank for hot water, your home will be cosy and warm, even on a cloudy day. By the way: You can connect a heat pump to a photovoltaic system at any time, not only when it is newly installed: Almost all models can be retrofitted at a later time.
Installing an air-water heat pump is comparatively easy and cost-effective. Whether you set it up indoors, for example in the basement, or outdoors makes no difference in terms of cost.
If the heat pump is located indoors, only the intake and discharge of air takes place outside. With the more common outdoor installation, the heat is generated in the compact outdoor unit and only then fed into the heat storage unit of the house. Except in the case of a split heat pump, where the evaporator is located outside, but the condenser is installed inside the building.
How much does a heat pump cost?
When it comes to the cost of a heat pump, you have to distinguish between the initial purchase and installation on the one hand and the cost of running the unit on the other.
The investment costs of a heat pump are higher than those of conventional oil heating. However, the running costs are much lower, not just because you save on energy costs. Heat pump maintenance is also less time-consuming.
You can also apply for cantonal subsidies and tax breaks when making the purchase.
Which brands do we have?
We focus on top quality also when working with our partners. They install only components from the following renowned manufacturers.