Last year 70% more heat pumps sold! Could it be the norm in the future?
The Moscow wind will bring lower temperatures this weekend. It gets extremely cold and there is a good chance that the heaters will be turned on to maximum. Admittedly, the French have taken measures to reduce their consumption, if the numbers are to be believed, consumption has slowed down. A collective consciousness or a mild winter, is that the reason?
This simulation of wood pellets, electricity and various other fuel sources has caused sales of heat pumps to skyrocket! Heat pumps are an excellent choice for homes and apartments because they are economical and environmentally friendly. These heat pumps offer “green” energy, cheaper than gas, electricity or even fuel oil.
Most why are they so effective ? Are they equally effective in all homes? We will go through the question for you.
What is a heat pump?
First of all, you should know that there are different types of heat pumps.
- The heat pumps that turn air into water using energy from the air to heat water in the home. They are responsible for the production of hot water and heating and can be connected to a gas condensing boiler. To operate, it extracts thermal energy from the outside air and transfers it through a refrigerant to an indoor unit, producing heat. The heat produced is transferred to your heating equipment and your hot water source.
- The air to air heat pumps work in the same way as the air/water pump by using the heat energy of the outdoor air to heat your home. The outdoor unit recovers the calories and passes them on to the refrigerant, which then transports them to the indoor unit. The heat is then distributed indoors by fan coil units, known as splits.
The benefits of a heat pump
According to Oliver Sidlerspokesman for Négawatt, heat pumps are like inverted refrigerators That reports the website of Radio Classique. They can absorb the low-temperature energy of a lake, or convert the air into heat. The second advantage will manifest itself on the energy bill, since a heat pump costs about 1000 euros per year in energy consumption, compared to 3000 euros for a gas or oil boiler.
Also interesting: they have developed an electric underfloor heating system, inspired by Japanese houses, which can save electricity.
What does a heat pump installation cost?
In 2022, the demand for installing heat pumps will have increased by 70%. What if the French had understood that this could save them money? Maxim Grimaultof the company Etao Ebea, explains to the newspaper France Bleu that the waiting times can be up to 6 to 10 months to install an air conditioner. Indeed, even a heat pump can be quite expensive, as its installation costs more than 10,000 euros. Therefore, government support is crucial and can significantly reduce costs, especially for the most modest households who want to invest in a heating system.
The disadvantages of heat pumps
If you don’t get help, the costs can be high. The heat pump is not installed in all homes because, even if it is installed, it will not provide enough heat. This is especially the case in “thermal apartments” (poorly built houses). These houses require a temperature of 90 or 80 degrees Celsius to be comfortable. 55 degrees Celsius is the maximum temperature that a heat pump can deliver. If you live in an old and poorly insulated house, then the heat pump cannot provide you with heat. Two other drawbacks are the noise the heat pump can make when it is running and the space required to house the two units. If you are considering purchasing a heat pump, be sure to have an expert come by to inspect the insulation of your home!