29 Oct What is aerothermia and what advantages does it have?
We are already entering the middle of winter with quite cold temperatures and, it is time to put the heating in the office. As a consequence, there is an increase in energy consumption, leading to a rise in the electricity bill. Do not worry, because today we tell you a way to save costs on electricity. We are talking about a new technology, aerotermia. But what is aerotermia?
What is aerotermia?
It is a state-of-the-art heat pump system designed to provide cooling in summer, heating in winter, and even hot water throughout the year.
And how does he do it? It extracts the energy contained in the air that surrounds us to use it later by transferring it to rooms or running water. As a consequence, it is considered a clean and efficient energy source.
Using this type of energy it is possible to produce heat and hot water in a less polluting way, thus achieving significant energy savings. So that you can see it more clearly, an aerotermia heat pump uses 75% renewable energy and 25% electrical energy.
Aerothermal equipment can be installed in any space, both in homes and in offices and commercial premises, among others.
What is the price of an aerothermal system?
The price of an aerothermal system varies depending on the size of the space, the equipment that supplies us with heat or cold, as well as the brand we choose, so it is impossible for us to give you a price.
But, to give you an idea, the cheapest aerothermal equipment is around € 2,000 and installation in a single-family home is usually at least € 600.
Regarding the price of radiators, slipts or underfloor heating, they will be very different depending on the size, power and brand.
If you want to make a more exact calculation according to the characteristics of the space you want to air-condition, Saunier Duval has an aerothermal calculator.
Advantages of aerotermia
The main advantages of an aerothermal system are:
- High energy efficiency and performance
- Usually simple installation
- It is adaptable to existing installations
- It can be used for both winter and summer. Provides air conditioning and heating
- Gets most of the energy from the air and only 25% conventional electricity
- Low CO2 emissions
- Possibility of generating sanitary hot water.
- Return on investment in the low-medium term in most cases
- Low maintenance costs
- No waste or smoke is generated, so no evacuation ducts are needed
Disadvantages of aerotermia
It is true that this type of system has a higher cost than others, but as we said before, the investment recovers in a low-medium term. While with conventional equipment, we use 100% conventional electrical energy, with aerothermal we use 75% renewable energy and 25% electrical energy. For this reason, the decrease in the bill will be considerable.
In very cold climatic zones the yield is reduced. It is something that in Spain we should not worry, because we are talking about very very cold climates that do not occur in this country.
To install an aerothermal equipment, space is required outside the home, office or business premises.
What did you think of today’s post? We recommend that you do a feasibility study to make an aerothermal investment. As we said, the cost is high, but the return on investment is fast!