Most air conditioning systems these days
are heat-pumps which means they are capable of heating and cooling. This has been made more
effective with R410a gas which has a
higher pressure and the correct
heating properties thus producing more air conditioning heating power. Air conditioning
heating units these day produce astonishing efficiently with some air
conditioning manufactures producing 6x input, usually called COP
Technically the air conditioning unit produces heat by reverse cycle.
The condensing unit (outdoor coil) becomes the evaporator taking heat
from the outside air and blowing cold air from the coil. The evaporator
(inside coil) then takes cold out of the indoor air and blows heat in.
Air conditioning heating is by far the most efficient way of heating.
Take a look at the cost of each heating system at the base of this page.
conditioning heating using reverse cycle heat pump air conditioning
ever more popular the air conditioning heating / air source heat-pump is
heating areas where existing water systems are in place such as
radiators. They work in the same principle as air conditioning and
refrigeration but generally the air source heat-pump is used for air to
water heat transfer where air conditioning is air to air transfer.
If a air conditioning heating
air source heat pump also replaced 10% of the gas boilers sold each year in
existing properties, the potential annual saving would increase to over 2
million tonnes of CO2 by 2016. By transforming the energy found naturally in
outdoor air and using that to help provide cost effective heating, we’ve
already established the efficiency of air conditioning heating systems and
the fact that it ‘upgrades’ energy. Take that one step further and consider
using air conditioning heating powered by electricity from a renewable
energy source such as wind, biomass, solar or tidal and you could have a
heating system that is zero carbon rated. Another advantage with air
conditioning heating is it’s ease of installation and design flexibility. A
perfect answer to those wide areas of the UK that are not perhaps on, or
likely to be on the National Gas Grid. This negates the need to consider the
more costly options of electricity or oil and removes the need to negotiate
the enormous expense and disruption of extending the National Gas Grid.
Whatever the location.
conditioning heat pumps verses conventional boilers
Running and service costs plus CO2 emissions reduced
dramatically with some air
conditioning heat pump units
provided by Mitsubishi Electric air conditioning with costing done in 07.
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