Heat pump as air conditioning
As the air conditioner is in practice a device built and functioning as an air-to-air heat pump, it can successfully replace a traditional air conditioner. Except that the cooling path is exactly the opposite to that of heating. What’s more, we do not need any additional elements or modifications to the installation. This is another reason to invest in this eco-friendly installation.
The use of a heat pump is certainly an energy-saving solution, and as an air conditioner it consumes even less electricity, because cooling does not require a compressor. A system that works in this way is called passive.
The only difference between an air conditioner and an air-to-water or brine-to-water heat pump is how the heat / cold is dissipated into the rooms. In the case of an air conditioner, heat / cold is distributed around the room directly by blowing air, without the intermediate medium in the form of water. In the case of a heat pump – the water is heated with thermal energy, which transfers heat / cold to the rooms by means of underfloor heating, radiators or fan coils.