What are CO2 Heat Pump Systems?
CO2 heat pump systems are heating reinvented. CO2 heat pump technology absorbs passive solar thermal energy (carbon dioxide) from the air and converts it to a usable power supply. Heat pumps then work in conjunction with compatible smart water storage tanks to deliver not only potable mains hot water for domestic consumption, but also hydronic heating – all from the same system.
CO2 heat pumps are the world’s first energy efficient – all in one hydronic heating / hot water solution. The storage tank attached to the pump runs a parallel split system, which enables heating and hot water to be delivered in unison via sealed separate systems, both using the common heating source. This is revolutionary as potable water and heating systems have traditional required totally separate systems. Heat pump systems can also be plumbed to power ancillaries such as pool and spa heating, underfloor slab heating and heated towel rails to deliver a total all in one solution.
Heat pumps are effectively a super effective ‘all electric’ system. Typically they deliver savings of up to 50% over conventional hot water systems, and when paired with a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel array return even greater savings. In addition existing rooftop solar hot water systems can be retro-integrated as a booster mechanism to achieve even greater savings.