HEAT RECOVERY VS HEAT PUMPS
Heat pumps are the latest and greatest in clean renewable heat. Heat pumps, unlike traditional heat recovery systems, are more efficient, and cost-effective and do a better job at reducing carbon emissions in the long run. There are also several different types of heat pumps which draw energy and convert it into heat. They can extract ambient temperatures from the ground, water or air, warm it and bring it into your property or building for natural heating.
Heat pumps use less electricity to run than traditional heat recovery systems. And an added benefit to heat pumps as compared to traditional heat recovery systems is that the cycle can be reversed so that they work as cooling air conditioners. They’re energy-efficient, meaning lower running costs. They require less maintenance, they’re safer and are very effective at reducing carbon emissions. Water source heat pump systems, for example, can reach high efficiencies of up to 600%.
Businesses and individuals who need to reduce their carbon footprint will do well with heat pumps. And in the UK, the government is incentivising the use of heat pumps for efficient and environmentally-friendly energy to help the country hit net zero by 2050 by offering part payment for installing them to businesses, landlords and individuals.