What is Aerothermal?
Taking advantage of the atmospheric conditions of the outside to capture or evacuate heat from the inside of a building is what is known as aerothermal energy. It is an air-to-water heat pump that, apart from air conditioning (providing heat in winter or cold in summer) can produce the hot water demanded by a building with very high levels of performance.
The principle of operation is that of a refrigeration circuit (such as that of a refrigerator or a conventional air conditioner), so that it takes the heat from a cold focus and brings it to a hot focus consuming only a third of d 'electrical energy that the heat it carries. This cycle is reversed from winter to summer and can generate heat or cold as appropriate and with very low electricity consumption. To improve the performance of an air heater, it is advisable that the interior installation of the building requires water at low temperature (underfloor heating, fancoils or low temperature radiators).
Advantages of Aerothermal Energy
• Very economical air conditioning cost (between 2.5 and 3 times lower than the electric kWh).
• Minimum space occupancy.
• Supply of heat and cold with a single installation
• Autonomous, safe and long-life system
• Robust equipment with minimal maintenance.
• No smoke or chimneys and no landscape impact.
• Partially renewable energy, although, combined with solar PV, it becomes one of the most environmentally friendly solutions.
Applications of Aerothermal Energy
The typical application of aerothermal energy is to air-condition spaces, both to produce heat in winter and cold in summer, with an indoor installation of the so-called "low temperature", usually underfloor heating / refreshing or fancoils. The equipment also supplies hot water consumption.