A heat pump boiler provides high performance in a very small space. And it offers many other advantages besides.

The heat pump boiler is an eco-friendly solution for the production of domestic hot water, ensuring high efficiency and optimising energy consumption. The most obvious benefit is lower energy bills, something many of us are desperate for in these times.

Unlike electric or gas models, this type of boiler uses renewable energy, such as the air outside the home or, if you have solar panels installed, the sun. It also emits no carbon dioxide or particulate matter, making it extremely environmentally friendly.

The main advantages of the heat pump boiler

Although they require more space for installation than traditional electric or gas boilers, boilers based on heat pump technology offer many benefits in terms of both reduced environmental impact and lower costs. The use of a clean, renewable energy source such as outdoor air saves up to 70 per cent of electricity consumption, as well as completely eliminating the use of methane or LPG gas and the resulting emission of harmful substances.

A heat pump boiler can be installed in both new and renovated buildings. This type of water boiler, in fact, also offers the advantage of versatility, as it does not require a connection to a flue but simply to the plumbing system and a power outlet, and it is also possible to choose where the cooled air produced by the heat pump water heater is conveyed.Energy savings can help to significantly lower energy bills, and not only. Replacing an electric DHW boiler with a heat pump system allows you to access advantageous tax benefits.

So is a heat pump boiler worthwhile?

  • Financial savings of up to 70 per cent
  • High energy efficiency and lower consumption
  • Environmentally friendly because it uses renewable energy (air/solar)
  • Does not emit CO2 or particulate matter: more ecological

How does a heat pump boiler work?

To understand how a heat pump boiler works, you need to have an idea of the specific technology concerned. Its operating principle is based on the extraction of thermal energy from an external source and its subsequent transfer to the water entering the boiler. This process involves a closed circuit which, for simplicity's sake, can be summarised in three main steps.

  1. Initially, the air is conveyed into an exchanger where a special refrigerant fluid circulates and acquires the heat until it reaches boiling point.
  2. After changing from a liquid to a gaseous state, the refrigerant flows to a compressor in the unit which raises its temperature further to facilitate the exchange of heat to the water to be heated.
  3. Once all the available heat has been transferred, the fluid is directed into an expansion valve that decreases its pressure and lowers its temperature, at which point the refrigerant returns to its original state and begins the cycle again.

An efficient solution the AQUA Plus SWAN-2 heat pump

For the production of domestic hot water in the residential sector, Clivet has designed the AQUA Plus SWAN-2  heat pump which achieves the highest levels of efficiency on the market It comes in many sizes and configurations and has a modern and attractive design, and can therefore blend into any environment. The control panel is simple and intuitive and is mounted directly on the unit for ease of operation.

What makes this solution one of the best on the market is the energy savings: compared to a conventional electric boiler, the AQUA Plus SWAN-2 heat pump guarantees a 75 per cent reduction in electricity costs for the same amount of heat supplied.