The heat pump needs energy to function. This energy is found naturally in the subsoil of a garden or in the air. It is with the help of collectors that these calories will be recovered in order to be fed into the heat pump itself. Once in the heat pump, a process based on thermodynamics starts, namely that these calories will be transmitted to a gas that will be compressed so that its temperature rises. The heat thus produced is then returned to the house via a secondary circuit.
Regardless of the type of heat pump chosen, the operation of the heat pump remains the same. Only the method of extracting the calories changes. As far as geothermal energy is concerned, these will come from the subsoil of a garden or from a water table. For aerothermal, it is the air that surrounds the heat pump.
A profitable energy
The strength of the heat pump is that it can use free energy. In fact, if a small amount of energy has to be spent to operate it, its efficiency will be positive since it will be possible to obtain much more energy (or heat) at the output. This ratio between the energy that the heat pump consumes to operate and that which is returned at the output is called the coefficient of performance, frequently noted C.O.P. on technical documentation. It is one of the major elements to be taken into account when making a purchase. You can learn more about it on the PACENERGIE website.
Proper operation of the heat pump
To ensure that your heat pump works properly, remember to size it correctly, as a wrong choice can have a significant impact on the savings you can expect. To do this, it is necessary to carry out an energy assessment by a professional.