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2.2.18 Replacement of electric radiators or unit heaters by heat pumps

2.2.18 Replacement of electric radiators or unit heaters by heat pumps

Description

The greatest advantage of a heat pump resides in its energy efficiency in heating, since it is capable of providing more (thermal) energy that it consumes (electrical), approximately between 2 and 3 times more. This is because the equipment recovers free energy from the outside environment and incorporates it as useful energy for heating.

Benefits

  • High energy savings (more than 50% of the consumption due to electric equipment)

  • By reversing the operation of the heat pump, this works as a cooling equipment, being able to meet the demand for cooling in summer

Limitations

  • Low performance in extreme climates

Economic assessment

It consumes less energy than the unit heaters or electric radiators and, of course, the cost is also lower.

Initial investment: Medium (1000€/kW).

Payback: medium. For a high number of working hours, around 5 years.

References and best practices

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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