Benefits of Thermodynamic Water Heating
- Heats water through the day and night all year round
- Operates in all weathers down to -15 degrees C
- Provides 100% of hot water requirements
- Virtually no maintenance
- Can be used for domestic hot water, swimming pools, large volume water heating and central heating
- Fast payback period
- New build or retro fit
Unlike Solar PV panels, thermodynamic panels do not solely rely on the sun, but instead absorb heat energy from the atmosphere, which is how they can work night and day, irrespective of the weather conditions.
The system uses reverse refrigeration technology. A refrigerant fluid fills and circulates the panels absorbing heat energy from the atmosphere. This increase in temperature changes the fluid into gas, which passes through the compressor and the temperature increases. Hot gas then flows through a heat exchanger, which transfers the heat to produce hot water.
The system comprises two main components – an aluminium black-coated panel fitted externally on either the roof or wall, and a cylinder and compressor unit housed in a fully-insulated casing along with the electronics.
The panel is capable of collecting energy from both sides of the panel in a repetitive cycle, providing hot water at 55oC. The panel doesn’t have to be south facing, and will still produce hot water whether it faces south, east, west or north.
It is the ideal product for green, environmentally friendly water heating in a cool climate such as the UK and can potentially provide huge savings in fuel bills becasue of it’s low running costs.
These are some suppliers of thermodynamic solar heating systems:
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