Air to Water Heat Pumps
Time to rethink your heating
SEAI Grant - Who can apply
Applies to homes built and occupied before 2011.
All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2011 can apply. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed. Note that this is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2006.
Benefits of having a Daikin Air to Water Heat Pump
- With an Air to Water Heat Pump installed you will experience a major reduction in energy bills.
- Heat pumps can also be used with PV solar panels to further reduce electricity bill.
- Provides optimum comfort at all times for your space heating and domestic hot water needs.
- Daikin Altherma heat pump is user friendly and easy to control, insuring you have optimal comfort levels at all times.
- Daikin award winning heat pump technology have proven to be market leaders in European heat pump technology.
- Reliability is a prerequisite for any new heating system. Daikin manufacture to exact tolerance and ensure 100% reliability.
How does a Daikin Heat Pump work? (the techy bit)
Believe it or not, heat pumps work more or less the same way as a fridge, but in reverse! An air to water heat pump simply extracts the heat that's present in outdoor air and delivers it inside your home to keep you warm and comfortable. The end result is a longer compressor life and lowers energy consumption.
70% of heat is generated FREE from the air!
- Air passes the heat exchanger and refrigerant absorbs heat from the outside air.
- The vapour passes into the compressor and the compression increases the temperature.
- Hot vapour is condensed in the second heat exchanger, rejected heat is passed onto heating/hot water system.
- The liquid refrigerant passes back through the expansion valve ready to start the cycle again.
Energy efficient - Inverter Compressor Technology
Benefits of having Underfloor Heating:
- The hot water temperature of low system enhances the competence of condensing boilers by up to 20% which perfectly complements heat pumps.
- Underfloor generate radiant heat throughout the room. This heat transfers from warm source to the cold one. Entire floor emits heat evenly, here floor is the warmest part while the ceiling is the coldest one. This function opposite to the conventional radiator system.
- Since underfloor is hidden inside the floor, therefore, there is no hot radiator or hard edge which can cause possible injury to the children. This makes this underfloor heating system the most preferred choice of primary schools and nurseries. It is a well-known fact that dry floor hinders the deposition of dust particles which plays a vital role in asthma and other allergies.
- These days’ modern houses are designed with open spaces. In such houses, underfloor heating introduces flexibility of interior designing as no wall space is needed for the radiator. Besides this heating system provide warmth to tiles and stones which were unfriendly and cold earlier.
How underfloor heating works (the techy bit)
Underfloor heating provides an alternative option to conventional radiators. instead of the externally mounted radiators, the underfloor pipe is embedded into the floor.
A normal radiator system operates at 65-70 celsius whereas underfloor operates at a lower temperature of 25-45 celsius. The temperature is mixed at the underfloor manifold prior to entering the floor. modern energy efficient houses are perfectly complimented by underfloor heating due to the increased control capabilities and freedom of design.