Electrically powered heat pumps are already gaining ground. Now, there are heat pumps that are powered by natural gas. And they come with a raft of benefits. Perhaps these can persuade you to opt more quickly for a model powered by natural gas instead of an electrically powered appliance.
We have listed all the benefits here for you.
A heat pump recovers the heat in the outdoor air or soil which it uses to heat up a coolant. A heat pump recovers the heat in the outdoor air or soil which it uses to heat up a coolant. Depending on the type of heat pump, it will be fitted to this end with a compressor, which is driven by a motor which is either powered either by electricity or gas.
The benefit of gas is that is generates heat as part of the combustion process. And that heat can be recovered by the heat pump. The result? Regardless of the outdoor temperature, heat pumps are capable of producing sufficient heat to heat your home..
Electric heat pumps do not always generate enough heating water to be able to replace your traditional central heating boiler. To address this, you will need to fit more and bigger radiators.
Using a gas-fired heat pump, this is one problem you won't have! The water is heated to a much higher temperature and the systems perfectly works with radiators that have traditional dimensions.
A gas-fired heat pump is, however, less suited for underfloor heating. In that case, you are better off with an electric model. But that problem too can be conveniently bypassed by properly setting the heat and fitting a water mixing system.
During the combustion of gas, vapours and carbon dioxide are released. Which admittedly makes a gas-fired heat pump more polluting than an electric heat pump. However, let’s not forget how electricity is generated! Only when a heat pump is powered by green electricity can it rightly be said to be less polluting.
Subscribe to our newsletter and stay informed about energyfacts.