How do heat pumps work?
Banner

How do heat pumps work?

Hi, Guest

Author Topic: How do heat pumps work?  (Read 2933 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

allegrif

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 64
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Hello I am new here - please say hi.
    • View Profile
How do heat pumps work?
« on: November 26, 2015, 04:27:51 PM »
Sorry to be ignorant, but I'm a little confused on what exactly these pumps accomplish. Perhaps someone could give me a simplified explanation? That would be fantastic, I'm freshly interested in renewable energy, so I'm very much learning as I'm going.

JamesH

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 67
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Hello I am new here - please say hi.
    • View Profile
Re: How do heat pumps work?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 11:52:11 AM »
I'm not exactly sure so take this with a pinch of salt. I believe heat pumps work in a similar way to refrigerators. I know they basically move heat rather than generate it, but by what process I'm not sure.

CuriousGeorge

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 20
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Hello I am new here - please say hi.
    • View Profile
Re: How do heat pumps work?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2015, 08:44:06 PM »
I'd also be interested to see an easy explanation of this. Perhaps the admin can come and help us out?

Jemappelle

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 28
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Hello I am new here - please say hi.
    • View Profile
Re: How do heat pumps work?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 07:29:37 PM »
Compressed air. The compressed side heats up, the decompressed air cools. No heat is actually being gained, but you're essentially 'stealing' heat from one place, and putting it in another.

E.Richardson

  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Hello I am New Here - Say Hi!
    • View Profile
Re: How do heat pumps work?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 04:22:23 PM »
Thanks for using our forums.

Loads of information, including info on how heat pumps work can be found here: https://www.renewableenergyhub.co.uk/heat-pumps-information/

 

Find a local installer

Welcome to the biggest directory of UK renewable energy companies

Or

COMPARE PRICES FROM LOCAL INSTALLERS

Compare prices from local companies fast & free

Enter your postcode to compare quotes from leading professionals. We promise to keep your information Safe & Secure. Privacy Policy

Press Esc to close