Domestic hot water with low energy consumption
Enjoy hot water with low energy consumption
The domestic hot water heat pump is exclusively responsible for providing hot water and uses free environmental energy for this purpose. Like an air/water heat pump, the domestic hot water heat pump obtains its energy from the air, or more precisely from the circulating air. To do so, it uses the waste heat from technical equipment such as a washing machine or dryer in the boiler room or utility room. However, it is also possible to simply use the outside air as a heat source.
Advantages of a domestic hot water heat pump
The use of a domestic hot water heat pump brings many advantages:
- Cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of heating water by integrating free environmental energy
- Hot water preparation without fossil fuels
- Can be optimally combined with a photovoltaic system for own use of solar power
- Hot water and heating in separate systems: Boiler for building heating is switched off in summer
- Dehumidification of the installation room by extracting the excess heat
Costs of a domestic hot water heat pump
The purchase of a domestic hot water heat pump costs approximately between 3000 and 4000€. The costs for the installation of the device by a specialist must also be included. Approximately two installation hours can be expected here. The costs for the ongoing operation of a domestic hot water heat pump consist of electricity consumption as well as maintenance costs.
Possible applications for domestic hot water heat pumps
Domestic hot water heat pumps can usually be integrated into an existing heating system without any problems. This allows the actual heating system to be switched off in the summer and only the domestic hot water heat pump for producing hot water is active.