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Delivery included to the South of England

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

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An air source heat pump can be up to 75% more energy efficient than standard heating options. Simply put, they produce more heat (energy) than they use in electricity (energy). 

This relationship of power used, and energy produced is referred to as Coefficient of Performance (CoP) For example, if a heat pump has a CoP of 10, then it will give out ten units of heat for every one unit of electricity consumed. The CoP will be greater with a higher ambient temperature and less when the ambient temperature is lower. The CoP of an air source heat pump will vary depending on the ambient temperature and the mode function set. By comparison, if you consider the standard electric heater element in a hot tub, then this could be considered as a CoP of 1. For every 1 kW of energy consumed it produces 1kW of heat. 

An air source heat pump can be up to 75% more energy efficient than standard heating options. Simply put, they produce more heat (energy) than they use in electricity (energy). 

This relationship of power used, and energy produced is referred to as Coefficient of Performance (CoP) For example, if a heat pump has a CoP of 10, then it will give out ten units of heat for every one unit of electricity consumed. The CoP will be greater with a higher ambient temperature and less when the ambient temperature is lower. The CoP of an air source heat pump will vary depending on the ambient temperature and the mode function set. By comparison, if you consider the standard electric heater element in a hot tub, then this could be considered as a CoP of 1. For every 1 kW of energy consumed it produces 1kW of heat. 

SHOP

HEAT PUMPS

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REQUIREMENTS

HOW IT WORKS

  • Electrical requirements – The heat pump does not need any additional electrical installation on site as the unit will take its power from the hot tub or swim spa.
  • Planning – Each installation will vary, and we will undertake a site survey to review and discuss the best fitment and location for the heat pump. This survey is free of charge to our local clients and is a great opportunity to discuss the best option for the installation of the heat pump.
  • Fitment – We will undertake some basic modifications to your hot tub/swim spa to plumb the heat pump into the heating system. There will be an inlet and an outlet pipe plumbed into the hot tub base/cabinet to provide circulation through the heat pump.
  • Location – The heat pump requires a minimum of 450mm of inlet space and is recommended to have a minimum of 1500mm of space for the fan outlet.

CASE STUDY

To show the effectiveness of an air source heat pump we undertook a short study on the heating efficiency over a snapshot of time to demonstrate how the air source heat pump not only used less power but also raised the temperature far quicker than an electric hot tub heater.

We used our test hot tub which is fitted with an air source heat pump. The hot tub needed a drain and refill and we decided to monitor the heating performance over a short period after the water was replenished. 

This hot tub is also fitted with the Gecko InTouch 2 system, so we were able to monitor and capture the data by way of a screen shot of the hot tubs temperatures.

  1. The fan in the air source heat pump draws air over a network of tubes that look a little like a car radiator. These tubes are filled with an eco-friendly R32 refrigerant.
  2.  The air then passes over the tubes warming up the refrigerant and turning it from a liquid into a gas.
  3. This gas is passed through a compressor which increases the pressure and significantly raises the temperature of the gas, which is then passed through a titanium heat exchanger.
  4. The hot tub’s water circulation system is plumbed through the air source heat pump and the heat from the gas travels through the heat exchanger, which in turn heats the water from the hot tub or swim spa as it passes over it.
  5. The refrigerant then cools and turns back into a liquid and starts the process all over again.

Due to how the system works, our air source heat pump will still produce heat even if the ambient air temperature is below zero as the compression of the refrigerant creates heat. Not only is this a far more cost-effective solution to heat your hot tub, it is also a much more eco-friendly option.

PURCHASE JOURNEY

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Preparation & Planning

The start of your hot tub journey doesn’t have to be a confusing process. We’ve made it as simple as A, B, C.

Choosing Your Perfect Hot Tub, Upgrades and Accessories

There are many factors to consider when choosing the configuration of hot tub that is right for you and your family.

Purchase, Delivery & Installation

Whatever option you choose for the purchase, delivery & installation of your hot tub we have made the process as easy as possible.

INFORMATION
Unit B1 Hazleton Interchange 
Lakesmere Road 
Waterlooville 
PO89JU

T: 02392 471 073
E: info@ukhottubs.co.uk

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