What is a heat pump and what’s it for?

The heat pump is an electric machine capable of producing hot air or water, for heating/cooling purposes or for producing hot water. In difference to other electric equipment, such as electric radiators or resistance heaters which use electric energy to produce heat directly, the heat pump uses a small quantity of electric energy to absorb the heat from a cold source such as outside air or ground water.

Using this principle, the heat pump brings back into the building more heat than could be provided solely by the electric energy used (even up to 5 times as much, under certain conditions) drastically reducing the costs compared with a traditional methane or diesel boiler.

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