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Air Source Heat Pumps

Heat pumps enable you to take advantage of renewable energy sources and they can help you to cut your carbon footprint and lower your energy costs. Heat pump technology utilises the latent heat in outdoor air to provide cost-effective and environmentally responsible heating making a home more comfortable.

An air-source heat pump is a perfect option for your home whether it’s a new-build project with underfloor heating or as part of a deep retrofit on an existing home. New Builds – Installing a heat pump in a new property will be a large step towards meeting the building regulations. It is also much easier to install Underfloor Heating (UFH) in a new build where the floors haven’t been laid yet. Heat pumps are extremely efficient when they run at low temperatures which makes them ideally suited to UFH applications where a lower primary flow temperature is required (30-35°C).

A proven but relatively new technology to the Irish market air-to-water heat pumps offer an energy-efficient, low-carbon solution to a households heating and domestic hot water needs. We, as a nation are becoming more and more aware of our carbon footprint and the need to reduce carbon emissions. As such, new technologies like heat pumps are becoming more commonplace as we move away from fossil fuels such as oil and gas to alternate, cleaner sources of energy to heat our homes

How do Air Source heating pumps work?

The principle of operation of an Air-Source Heat Pump (ASHP) is almost identical to that of a refrigerator but in reverse. It’s a 4-stage cycle which never stops.

  1. Air is passed over an evaporator which contains refrigerant, this liquid boils and evaporates at low temperatures.
  2. This low-temp low-pressure gas is passed through a compressor which increases its pressure and temperature.
  3. This high temp, high-pressure gas is then passed through a Heat Exchanger (Condenser) where it transfers its heat to the water in your heating system.
  4. Finally, the refrigerant flows through an expansion valve to bring it back to its’ natural state and the cycle repeats.



An Air Source heat pump can be the perfect option

An air-source heat pump is a perfect option for your home whether it’s a new-build project with underfloor heating or as part of a deep retrofit on an existing home.

New Builds – Installing a heat pump in a new property will be a large step towards meeting the Part L Building regulations. It is also much easier to install Underfloor Heating (UFH) in a new build where the floors haven’t been laid yet. Heat pumps are extremely efficient when they run at low temperatures which makes them ideally suited to UFH applications where a lower primary flow temperature is required (30-35°C).

Retrofit – When replacing existing boilers with a heat pump the size of the heat emitters must be carefully considered. Due to the lower temperatures heat pumps operate at some emitter sizes may need to be increased. Where possible UFH could be a retrofit option with products such as the LK EPS16 Insulated Slotted Board.

 

Quality Viessmann Heat Pumps

THE VITOCAL 200-A AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP

Innovative Advanced Acoustic Design The Vitocal 200-A heat pumps utilise the heat in outdoor air for environmentally responsible and cost-effective heating. The monobloc unit is available for use either solely for heating (AWO-M), or for heating and cooling (AWO-M-E-AC).

Vitocal 200-A air source heat pump

When renovating your heating system, it is possible to add the heat pump as an additional heat source. In this case the existing heating system remains in place to cover peak loads when temperatures drop particularly low, while the heat pump covers the majority of demand. This significantly improves system efficiency.

The compact, wall mounted indoor unit is extremely quiet due to its advanced acoustic design (AAD) and therefore can be installed anywhere in the home. Designed and manufactured in Germany, they boast great performance, a superb finish and excellent product quality all within a modern, timeless design.

The compact, wall-mounted indoor unit, complete with hydraulics and control unit, is quiet and can be installed near the living space. The lines running to the outdoor unit can be filled with water. This requires no certificate of competence (refrigerant certificate) for the installer. The high degree of pre-assembled components and coordinated accessories means the Vitocal 200-A can be installed very quickly

The Vitocal 200-A is particularly well suited to densely built-up areas, such as terraced housing. When it comes to modernisation, the heat pump is ideally suited to dual-mode operation. In this case the existing system remains operational to cover peak loads when temperatures are particularly low. This significantly improves system efficiency With energy ratings of A++, our monobloc Vitocal 200-A heat pump provides cost-effective and environmentally responsible heating. It is also extremely quiet. Air source heat pumps with a monobloc design are characterised by separation into an indoor unit and an outdoor unit, with water-carrying connection lines.

The heat pumps can even be controlled from anywhere using the Vitotronic 200 control unit via the Vitoconnect web interface (accessory) and the free ViCare app. In addition, they can be combined with Vitovent central mechanical ventilation units.

 

THE VITOCAL 200-A AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP

The outdoor unit for the Vitocal 222-A follows the Advanced Acoustic Design (AAD), taking into account structural acoustic specifications. The result is hardly audible.

The high-quality and sound -optimised fan in combination with an intelligent speed control contributes significantly to the reduction of airborne noise at full and partial load operation. Low frequencies are largely avoided, which would otherwise be perceived as disturbing with conventional heat pumps.

With a sound pressure level of only 35 dB(A) at a distance of three metres (night mode), the outdoor unit (with a fan) of the new Vitocal 222-A air/water heat pump compact unit is one of the quietest units of this type. Installation close to the neighbouring property or in densely built-up areas, such as terraced housing estates, is therefore no problem.

 

Vitocal 222-A air source heat pump

 

The EHPA seal of approval serves as proof of the COP (Coefficient of Performance) for funding under the market incentive programme. The German EHPA Quality Seal Commission certifies that the Viessmann Vitocal 222-A heat pump meets the requirements of the EHPA quality seal regulations.

The acoustic properties of the outdoor units for the Vitocal 222-A comply with advanced acoustic design (AAD) specifications. The result is barely audible. In conjunction with intelligent speed control, the high grade, soundoptimised fan significantly contributes to reducing airborne noise in full and partial load operation. Low frequencies that are generally perceived as a nuisance in conventional heat pumps are largely prevented.

The Vitocal 222-A includes a large, integral 220 litre DHW cylinder. The newly developed inlet system ensures very good stratification, which allows a high draw-off volume of up to 290 litres (at 40°C). With energy ratings of A++, our monobloc Vitocal 200-A heat pump provides cost effective and environmentally responsible heating. It is also extremely quiet. Air source heat pumps with a monobloc design are characterised by separation into an indoor unit and anoutdoor unit, with water-carrying connection lines.

With a sound pressure level of only 35 dB(A) at a distance of three metres (night mode), the outdoor unit (with a fan) of the new Vitocal 222-A compact air source heat pump is one of the quietest units of its kind. Installation close to a neighbouring property or in densely built-up areas, such as terraced housing estates, is therefor no problem.

 

Airsource heat pump heating Northern Ireland (NI)

Although based near Coleraine, County Londonderry, we supply and install airsource heat pumps to counties Antrim, Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and Down, as well as the greater Belfast area. We also offer our airsource pump heating installation services to Southern Ireland counties including Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Offaly, Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

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Based near Coleraine, County Londonderry, our plumbers and heating specialists cover counties Antrim, Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and Down, as well as the greater Belfast area. Northern Ireland (NI) & IrelandWe also offer our heating installation services to Southern Ireland counties including Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Offaly, Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Clare Cork and Kerry.
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