Heat pumps represent one of the most competitive ways of implementing a sustainable energy policy. Heat pumps develop significant heating or cooling energy for only a limited consumption of electrical energy.
They function on the principle of heat exchange with the surrounding environment, and use the clean, renewable heat energy transferred to the water, air and ground by solar irradiation. Heat pumps technology can be used for air conditioning and hot water production. Heat pumps also create ideal synergies with high efficiency systems like radiant panel heating and cooling systems and solar collectors. Because there is no combustion process, there is no risk of gas leaks and no need for fume removal. Very little building work is required too, because heat pumps do not need flues or dedicated machine rooms.