The technology of air conditioning systems is moving at a fast pace. Mitsubishi and other manufacturers are encouraged to do so by the drive to reduce heating & cooling costs and to save energy consumption, thus reducing C02 emissions, in line with greenhouse gas reduction policies. We will add to the detail in this section to help you keep abreast of technical developments that may affect your air conditioning application in Newcastle.
Heat Pumps have been known for some time to provide highly efficient cooling. Mitsubishi Electric has now designed a heat pump boiler which provides hot water suitable for under floor heating.
An air conditioning system that extracts heat from space will normally achieve an energy efficiency of up to 4.0 COP. However by utilising a heat pump boiler this heat is recovered and used to heat up water, increasing the COP to over 6.0. The efficiency of a heat pump boiler is particularly recognised in spring and autumn, when different rooms may need to be heated and cooled from the air conditioning system at the same time.
Capital cost are reduced as there is no requirement for a gas supply and gas boiler. The heat pump will heat the water to 45 degrees and the boost to take it to 60 degrees can be provided by electric means.
TK Air Conditioning, Tyne and Wear, has recently installed heat pump boilers in the office blocks of the huge and highly progressive Euro Central development in Motherwell. We connected the heat pump boilers to the underfloor heating system in the reception and atriums.
The air conditioning equipment supplier Daikin also offers heat pump boiler systems for industrial, commercial and domestic applications in places like Bradford. A heat pump boiler is included in the ecoheating scheme of the house in this illustration.