DIMPLEX HEAT PUMPS
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Our environment is full of energy, even at sub-zero temperatures there is plenty of energy available.Heat pumps extract the sun’s energy stored in the environment and raise it to a temperature suitable for heating purposes. This principle works even in the middle of winter at temperatures as low as -25°C.
All Dimplex heat pumps produce significantly more renewable energy (up to 5 times) than the electricity required to power them, saving you money. Because they operate at between 55 and 70 degrees centigrade, they work best with low carbon. low cost heating systems such as underfloor and Dimplex SmartRads, which can heat your home effectively at lower water temperatures that conventional radiators.
Using Nature’s Energy Efficiently
Heat pumps are among the most efficient heating and hot water systems available today. Approximately 75% of the energy needed for heating comes from the environment. This means that for every 1kWh of electricity used to power the heat pump compressor, between 3 and 4 kWh of heating energy are produced, giving the heat pump an efficiency of 300-400% or higher.
The heat pump’s “efficiency” is known as it’s “Coefficient of Performance” (CoP). This is simply a ratio between the proportion of the total energy supplied that can be extracted from the environment and the amount supplied by electricity to run the heat pump compressor. The higher the CoP, the more “free” environmental energy the heat pump is using!
Low Ownership Costs
Low fuel costs are only part of the story. Unlike gas and oil based systems, heat pumps require no costly regular maintenance or annual safety inspections. And because a heat pump has a reasonable life expectancy of 20 – 25 years, typically twice that of a boiler, the investment costs can be recovered over a longer period meaning the ownership costs over the working life of the system are demonstrably lower.
One System For All Types Of Heat Sources
Dimplex has been producing innovative heat pumps for over 30 years with over 50 thousand installations every year across Europe.
We are committed to developing heating solutions that utilise sustainable and renewable energy with the aim of reducing CO² emissions and its impact on the environment.
From our manufacturing plant in Kulmbach, in Germany Dimplex produces the widest range of heat pumps available on the Irish market and leads the way in the development of energy efficient heat pump technologies.
Dimplex heat pumps offer you three different future-proof heat sources: outside air, the ground or water.
Air source heat pumps utilise the outside air as their energy source. Heat pumps can even extract heating energy from the outside air at temperatures as low as -25°C·
Ground source heat pumps extract heat from the earth all year round via ground heat collectors buried beneath the ground.Water to water heat pumps extract thermal energy from underground water. If the supply is readily available and the quality is sufficient, water is the most effective heat source.