AIR-TO-WATER SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
Air-to-water source heat pumps are a green energy alternative new to the residential Canadian market. These systems function by using an outside air source heat pump to extract heat from the air. The system stores the heat in a hot water heating coil warming the water. It is then transferred to a buffer/storage tank inside your home. From there, the water will be distributed into other HVAC equipment, such as infloor heating system, radiators, hydronic ducted and ductless fan coils, and domestic hot water tanks. These systems are not all dissimilar from geo-thermal (ground source) heating systems. The advantage with systems like this, is that they can be installed in almost any area, urban or rural. They don’t require any excavation of your property. They also cost considerably less than a geo-thermal system. These systems can also provide efficient and comfortable air conditioning.
Some reasons to consider air-to-water source heat pumps:
- You are considering geo-thermal but find the cost too restrictive
- You would like to have green hydronic heating systems with no gas burning appliances
- You are considering green domestic water heating
- You like the idea of geo-thermal but excavating is not a possibility