Heat Pumps can be used to generate hot water in a variety of applications like :
- Health Clubs
- Food processing units
- Pharmaceutical industries
- Swimming pools
- Serviced apartments
Klima Heat Pumps are designed based on the applications and the specific needs of the customers. Our heat pumps can be fitted for applications like residential usage where the demand can be in the range of 100 litres per day to large hostels where the demand of water can exceed 20,000 litres/day. In residential applications, our machines have a self-contained tank and hence it eliminates the need of external storage. For commercial applications, the hot water generated by the heat pump is stored in insulated storage tanks. The key to designing an efficient system is to arrive at a balance between the storage capacity and the regeneration capacity of the Heat pump.Heating constitutes a large percentage of the energy needs of a residence or commercial establishment. Heat pumps offer an innovative technology that enables customers to reduce the energy consumption levels for water heating at the same time providing a technology that is environmentally friendly and reduces the carbon emissions when compared to traditional fossil fuel technologies.
Heat pumps derive their efficiency from the fact that they only move heat from the atmosphere to the water. Heat pumps do not generate heat unlike conventional systems and hence are highly efficient. For every 1 unit of electric energy input that is provided to the heat pump, the machine is capable of delivering 4 units of heat energy to the water. Traditional systems have an efficiency level that is <1. Considering the high efficiency levels, heat pumps offer a unique approach for reducing the energy consumed in heating water. This can also lead to huge energy savings since water heating is one of the most energy intensive processes Given below is a comparative chart that provides easy comparison between the various forms of heating for heating 1000 litres of water.
In addition to the positive aspect of being significantly efficient compared to traditional water heating systems, heat pumps also offer a environmentally friendly choice for heating water. In a heat pump, fossil fuels are not used to heat water- resulting in a direct reduction of the carbon footprint. Moreover, the refrigerant that is employed in our systems is R134a which is considered environment friendly.