How do heat pumps work?
The heat pump can obtain energy from different external sources, such as ground and water (geothermal) and air (aerothermal). The main characteristic of the heat pump is the capacity to multiply by 3.4 and up to 5 times the electrical energy consumed, generating thermal energy for the HVAC of the installation, making it the most efficient system at present.
Heat pumps are used for heating, cooling and heating the domestic hot water (DHW) of the installation.
We often hear the word COP when we talk about the performance of heat pumps, the COP is the coefficient of performance at a precise moment, heat pumps have COPs between 3 and 5, that is, from 1 kW of electricity they can generate 3 kW to 5 kW of thermal energy, however, the important value in heat pumps is the SPF, that is, the seasonal performance factor, in short, the average COP over the year, this value is what really tells us how much our heat pump has consumed and how many kW/h it has generated.
Heat pumps advantages
Which heat pump to choose?
In order to choose the right heat pump it is necessary to know the characteristics of each installation and go to a professional in the sector, however, we can advance the work a little by knowing the characteristics of each one.