|Multi-Function Heat Pump|
The use of energy efficient Japanese brand Mitsubishi, Panasonic, and Sanyo rotary or scroll compressors, depending upon the product capacity needed, as well as two (2) separate high efficiency plate heat exchangers, this combination significantly improves the energy efficiency to the point where the combined Coefficient of Performance (COP) for the heating and the cooling functions can be as high as seven (7) which represents an energy saving of 700% when compared to the electrical energy that would be consumed by separate electrical hot water system and air conditioners delivering the same volume of cool air and the same volume of hot water each day. Whilst the electricity tariff supplied by the local utilities in any Region will still be the same the “effective” tariff would be 7 times less to deliver the same performance due to the efficiency of the combined Multi-Function Heat Pump Units. For example if the actual tariff was the equivalent of US $0.12 cents per kWh then the “effective” tariff would be approximately US $0.02 cents per kWh.
|Multi-Function Heat Pump - Operation Schematic|
By Mel Peatey