Panasonic Provides Power to Europe
Three new versions of Panasonic’s air to water heat pumps will be on offer in Europe in 2023. The company is looking to stimulate a bigger uptake in the next few years by investing around $345.5 million up until March 2026 to help increase production and improve technological development. There is a high demand in Europe for air to water heat pumps as many people wish to go green, and Panasonic will deliver.
This type of heat pump is the most efficient of its kind, easily being able to provide heat to both the home and hot water. Air to water heat pumps work like an air source heat pump, but provide heat directly to the water system and central heating in the form of hot water. They also provide cooling in the summer months and can be linked to solar panels, offering smart grid compatibility.
The Panasonic pumps are available in several different power outputs of 3, 5, 7 and 9kW, meaning you have a range of options for your home, depending on its size. What’s even better is that they have been rated A+++ for efficiency, which will save you money on your energy bills. They also make use of the R290 natural refrigerant, which doesn’t have any potential for ozone depletion and has a very low potential to contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
The efficiency of air to water heat pumps is impressive as they can be used with existing radiator systems, without the need to replace them with bigger versions to compensate for the low flows associated with ground source heat pumps. Air to water heat pumps have high flow temperatures up to 75°C and can easily achieve a hot water output of 60°C, which is better than most heat pumps can achieve.
Panasonic’s air to water heat pumps are only 598 x 600mm, which is the size of a wine cooler and is incredibly compact. It allows for easy installation that will helpfully fit into any kitchen. A simpler and cheaper installation is much less invasive than that required for a ground source heat pump, which would require garden space to be dug up for the pipes to be laid.
In the interest of technological advancement, Panasonic also offers remote monitoring services via the cloud. You can keep an eye on how your heating is working, control the full range of your heating system and monitor its energy consumption. In an age where we’re all starting to count our pennies because of energy prices, this is a handy feature to have.