In the ever-evolving world of sustainable construction and energy-efficient solutions, heat pumps have emerged as a game-changer for new buildings. Gone are the days when traditional heating and cooling systems consumed excessive energy, contributing to both environmental concerns and hefty utility bills. Heat pumps, with their innovative technology, are revolutionizing how we maintain comfortable indoor environments while significantly reducing our carbon footprint.
Heat pumps work on a simple yet ingenious principle – they move heat rather than generate it. They can provide both heating and cooling by extracting heat from the outside air or ground and transferring it to the interior space, depending on the season. This remarkable efficiency makes them an ideal choice for new construction projects aiming to meet stringent energy efficiency standards and reduce operational costs.
In this guide, we will delve into the world of heat pumps in new buildings, exploring their advantages, installation considerations, environmental benefits, and how they contribute to creating sustainable and comfortable living and working spaces. Whether you’re a homeowner, builder, or architect, understanding the role of heat pumps in modern construction is crucial to making informed choices for a greener and more efficient future.
Why use a heat pump in new construction?
When the choice is made to use a heat pump in a new building, the decision is made for a particularly climate-friendly heating system. Heat pumps easily meet the requirements of the Energy Saving Ordinance, while providing very energy-efficient and cost-effective heating. They generate three to five kilowatt hours of heat with one kilowatt hour of electricity, depending on the annual performance factor. At the same time, they actively protect the climate, because heat pumps mainly heat with ambient heat and require only a small amount of electricity. This environmental heat from air, water or the ground is available free of charge and unlimited. Also in summer, the heat pump offers a special advantage over oil or gas heating, because it can not only heat, but also cool on hot summer days. Underfloor heating will be installed for the most part in a new building. Here, the heat pump represents the ideal partner to heat the house as energy-efficiently as possible.
How does a heat pump work?
Heat pumps work on the same well-known principle as a refrigerator. The difference is that the heat pump extracts heat from the outside and gives it to the house as heating energy, while the refrigerator extracts heat from its interior and gives it to the outside. In this process, the heat pump obtains its energy from the environment and requires only a small amount of electricity.
Advantages of a heat pump in new buildings
A heat pump is a particularly climate-friendly alternative to oil or gas heating without direct CO2 emissions.
Through the use of renewable energy, there is no dependence on the rising prices of fossil fuels.
The heat pump is the only heating system that can not only heat, but also cool.
When choosing for a climate-friendly heating system, high subsidies are possible.
The heat pump is a modern heating system that increases the value of real estate in the long term.
Heat pumps are very space-saving and take up little space m the house or the garden.
Heat pumps with photovoltaic power
A popular duo for new construction is the combination of a heat pump and a photovoltaic system. It is a particularly environmentally friendly way to heat the house without fossil fuels. By using green solar power, the electricity required for heat production by the heat pump can be obtained in a regenerative and climate-friendly way. In the process, heating costs for operation are reduced and fossil fuels are saved.
Especially in new buildings, the combination of a heat pump and photovoltaics is particularly effective. The entire heat pump heating and PV system is perfectly coordinated from the very beginning.
Join us on this journey as we unlock the potential of heat pumps in new buildings and discover how they are reshaping the way we approach sustainable living and construction practices.