10 Sep Heat Pump Sizing Guide
What is the difference between all our swimming pool heat pumps?
A heat pump really is an excellent choice to heat your pool. They are extremely efficient and will offer you all-year-round swimming, even in Melbourne.
First of all, let’s cover how they work. A heat pump doesn’t actually produce heat in the way a gas heater would do, it extracts the ambient heat from the air and transfers it to a refrigerant gas which is then pumped through a compressor and becomes very hot. It is forced into the condenser coil and the heat is transferred to water as it passes through. Because of the way a heat pump converts the outside air into heat, it will have to work harder in lower temperatures—that means lower efficiency and therefore higher running costs to achieve the same outcome.
One of the main considerations when purchasing a heat pump is the efficiency of the unit. This is measured as a coefficient of performance (COP). The COP rating tells you how many units of heat a device produces for every unit of electricity it needs to run the compressor. On average, a typical heat pump will produce between 3.0 and 7.0 COP, meaning that for each unit of electricity, it will produce between 3 and 7 units of heat.
At Supreme Heating, we offer three extremely efficient heat pump products that come in a range of sizes. The Heatseeker Vortex Inverter will work in temperatures as low as 0°C, comes in sizes from 9kW to 21kW, and can achieve an amazing maximum COP of 11.0.
The Heatseeker VortexPro Inverter will still work even when the mercury drops to -7°C and will heat and cool your water, if required. It operates up to a whopping 15.0 COP and can be bought in sizes from 10kW all the way up to a 35kW three-phase version.
Our commercial-grade heat pump, the Heatseeker Vortex C Inverter can deliver an even higher COP of 16.0 and will warm a pool of up to 400,000 litres in size.
To find out more about the heat pumps in our range call Supreme Heating on 1300 787 978