A new term has appeared in the field of sustainable heating / air conditioning: aerothermics. Have you heard of it before? Even if you haven’t heard of it yet, this innovative technology has gained leaps and bounds, and it is increasingly seen installed in houses and buildings.
In recent years, the number of air energy heat pumps on the market has greatly increased. This technology has become an alternative to boilers that use traditional fuels such as natural gas and heating oil.
Aerothermics: Air energy
Aerothermal heat pumps are high performance air-water heat pumps. These heat pumps have been designed for maximum performance in harsh weather conditions, both in winter and summer, drawing energy from the outside and transferring it to the heating system and hot water system in the house.
Traditional heating systems burn fuels to use the heating power of combustion, but they are never able to achieve a net efficiency of 100%, because they produce waste or contain non-flammable particles, for which you pay out of pocket but are not burned.
On the contrary, the aerothermal heat pump can achieve efficiency up to 700%. How it’s working? Taking two-thirds of the energy it needs directly from the air. Aerothermal energy consumes about a quarter or a third of the electricity needed to operate from an outlet, but the rest is obtained from air. I mean without any costs.
How does it work?
Air heat operation is very simple. Let us explain more simply: the heat release is based on a reversible heat pump. The system takes the existing heat energy from the outside air and passes it through a circuit filled with refrigerant (gas). The exchanger then transfers the generated energy to the heating circuit and hot water system of the home. In addition, due to its reversibility, it can perform reverse operations, generating heat in winter and refrigeration in summer.
At the same time, because the compressor can run at different speeds to obtain higher energy efficiency, improve the performance of the heat pump and maintain high temperature stability indoors or in the home, this technology allows users to save electricity costs.
What are the advantages of aerothermics?
Considering the content mentioned above, we can say that aerothermics has strong advantages, such as: the same equipment can meet all your heating, air conditioning and hot water needs; it is a renewable energy source that will not pollute when eliminating traditional C02 emissions; it has a high rate of return because you will save a lot of electricity; installation and startup are simple, fast and safe; it takes up very little space and does not require any fuel storage; it is smoke-free…
Is there any savings?
There is no exact number, but more or less, it can be said that using an aerothermic system you can save up to 70% of bills compared to using other methods (such as heating oil, gas).
This is because aerothermal heat pumps can heat at a lower energy cost than usual. For example, they are 25% cheaper than natural gas and 50% cheaper than heating oil.
Aerothermics is suitable for new construction, townhouses or single-family houses and building renovation.
However, as you know, there is no definite solution for home heating and air conditioning. In the end, only you have the final decision. However, it is obvious that in most cases, it is an interesting choice, and it is undoubtedly a serious consideration when choosing the type of heating / air conditioning system to be installed in the home.
Alpino Clima is an air conditioning and heating company specialized in installation and maintenance of aerothermal systems in Alicante. Contact here or call (+34) 661 814 676 if you have any questions.