The vast majority of heat pump heating systems installed in private homes are powered by electricity, so their efficiency is always considered in the context of energy losses during the production of electricity. On the other hand, this is different for heat pumps which use, as transmission energy, for example the heat of compressed gas burners. In their case, the losses due to conversion play a much less important role.
However, until then they had only been used on a large scale. But that could soon change: heaters using a thermal heat pump and low power are about to be introduced into the market. They represent an interesting alternative for the heat supply of houses to one or two families.
The energy information service BINE presents this new development in its brochure "Heating using zeolite heating" ("Heizen mit Zeolith-Heizgerat"), which is available free of charge at: http://www.bine.info or by phone: + 49 228 923 790
- Uwe Milles - tel: + 49 228 923 7926, fax: + 49 228 923 7929 - email:
email@example.com - internet: http://www.bine.info
Sources: Depeche idw, FIZ Karlsruhe press release, 14 / 04 / 2005
Editor: Nicolas Condette, firstname.lastname@example.org