Air Sourced Heat Pumps are electrical devices that extracts heat from ambient air and transfers it to another place.
The Heat Pump works by transferring heat via a circulation of the coolant via a cycle of evaporation and condensation. Depending on how it is designed, these pumps can either discharge Hot Water, Hot Air, or even Cold Air.
There are 4 main components to the Heat Pump:
- The evaporator houses the refrigerant that is maintained at a temperature lower that the outside air. This causes heat to be transferred to the refrigerant, thus causing it to evaporate
- The evaporated vapour moves to the compressor and reaches a higher temperature and pressure
- The heated vapour enters the condensor and transfers heat to the medium to be heated during the condensation process
- The condensed refrigerant moves to the expansion valve and undergoes a drop in pressure and temperature before returning to the evaporator again
These 4 main components are the basis of our range of products.