Heat pump can reduce your power bill while making it warmer in the home.
Still remember winter last year when homeowners did everything to keep the blast out of the house?
You also probably remember how the electricity prices jumped and you worked to find the most optimal heating method to save power.
This year you may be planning to be our lead and do something about your power consumption? Heat pumps have shown that they provide both heating comfort and lower power billing.
Air-to-air heat pump
Here we give you an overview of what’s on the market of air-to-air heat pumps. This is the most common heat pump in Norwegian homes today, and according to the Norwegian Heating Pump Association in 600. 000 Norwegian living rooms.
It extracts its heat from the outside air, but it means that the power factor (COP) decreases with falling temperature outside. According to Enova, under two to five degrees, a condensation problem can also occur, which in turn causes the component to be defrosted on a regular basis.
Air / air heat pumps cost according to Enova between 15. 000 and 20. NOK 000 including assembly and they have a life span of 10 to 15 years.
In the overview below, prices start just under 20. 000 kroner and ends at over 30. 000. Installation will be around $ 4,000, but will vary from supplier to supplier.
Panasonic sets its prices with assembly.
A heat pump is mainly available in three different solutions: air-to-air, air-to-water and water-to-water.
According to information officer at Norsk Varmepumpeforening (NOVAP), Einar Gulbrandsen, it is installed around 600. 000 heat pumps in Norwegian homes.
– Heat pumps are starting to become quite common in Norwegian homes, and air to air is the one that it installs most of, he says to clicks. no.
– Air to water, however, is a good option if you already have water-borne heat.
Good power factor even in cold weather
The main advantage of the heat pump is that it provides a better heat economy than most other solutions. It is the pump’s annual heat factor that determines this. Its higher annual heat factor, the better the economy will have.
The challenge with the air-to-air pump is that the power factor decreases, the colder it gets out.
The downside of air as an energy source is that the energy extracted from the air is sinking with falling temperatures, but the developments that have taken place on the market have led to the quality of the products being good. says chief scientist at Sintef, Petter Nekså, to click.com
According to Gulbrandsen, the power factor could sink down to 2 at minus 25 degrees.
– At low temperatures it will be necessary to supplement so-called heating heat in the form of other heat sources, adding Nekså.
What will therefore be decisive is what energy the pump delivers when there are many minus degrees out there. Most vendors operate with minimum and maximum values for heat output regardless of temperature, while some (p. a General) focuses on heat output at low outdoor temperatures. In the overview below we have chosen to present the maximum figures without regard to outdoor temperature, so that the overview becomes as clear as possible..
Earnings within five years
According to Gulbrandsen, the life of an air-to-air heat pump is around 10 years, and then the entire plant must be replaced.
– However, we expect that such a plant will be served within three to five years.
According to the magazine of the Homeowners’ Association, Housing & Housing, the earnings of a heat pump will depend on the following variables: The investment cost of the heat pump, the amount of heat demand the pump covers, the life span and the electricity price.
Total power consumption: 25,000 kWh
Annual heat factor: 2.4
Investment: 20,000 kroner
Lifetime heat pump : 10 years
Annual depreciation (linear) heat pump: 2000 kr
Proportion of heating: 60%, of which the heat pump covers 60% of this again = 9000 kWh.
kWh consumption heat pump: (25,000 x 0.6 x 0.6) / 2.4 = 3750 kWh.
Savings: 9000 kWh – 3750 kWh = 5250 kWh.
If the investment is to be paid, the total electricity price (incl. net rental) is above 38 øre / kWh.
At the price of 50 øre / kWh, the heat pump is earned in 7.6 years.
At the price of 70 øre / kWh, the heat pump is earned over 5.4 years.
At the price of 90 øre / kWh, the heat pump is earned over 4.2 years.
Source: House & Property
Important Moments of Purchasing
According to Gulbrandsen in NOVAP, you should only purchase heat pump from an authorized dealer.
– Buy a well-known brand from a dealer associated with an official importer, among other things because one will receive a heat pump that is adapted to the Norwegian climate. What one can experience when buying a pump that is not adapted to Norwegian conditions is that the outfit can be quite powerful.
Gulbrandsen is also advised to have a supplier at first inspection, which can determine how much pump one needs.
Another important feature of the heat pump is the installation. According to Neksa at Sintef it is important that the assembly of the heat pump is done correctly, and by professionals.
– Incorrect installation can lead to noise problems.
Gulbrandsen adds that a malfunction can also reduce the life of the heat pump.
Heat pumps and noise
According to Støydemperen, the member magazine of the Støyforeningen, it is the issue that is primarily a challenge when installing heat pump.
– It is important to check if the noise applies inside or outside. Utility is the noiseiest thing. This is especially true of the compressor. It emits low-frequency noise, which is more difficult to dampen than the more high frequency fan noise, says NOVAP, Bård Baardsen, general manager of the magazine.
Leakage from the heat pump can cause the outdoor unit to no longer bother, as well as worn storage can also lead to more noise.
Many complaints about noise
– We still get complaints about noise from heat pumps, says advisor at Støyforeningen, Pål Jensen, to click. no. He advises to be careful not to place the outfit to close the neighbor’s bedroom window.
– When buying a heat pump, you should select that pump with the lowest volume of the same capacity.
Jensen says that a noise level of 30 dB (A) can be disturbing in a bedroom.
– 20 dB (A) corresponds to razor from leaves, 30 dB (A) corresponds to a whispering conversation, and 40 dB (A) is level with a freezer or a quiet office.
The sound level is usually set as the so-called sound pressure (LP) and entered in dB (A).
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Panasonic’s main range of consumer air / air heat pumps consists of 8 models and 4 different product ranges with a maximum thermal capacity ranging from 5000 W to 7700 W. Two of these are floor models.
Panasonic indicates that the smallest models from 5kW to 6kW fit in homes up to 100m2, while housing between 100m2 and 250m2 needs the models that deliver a minimum of 6kW. According to Panasonic, housing over 250 m2 must have their largest model, which has a maximum heat capacity of 7.7 kW.
EcoConsult AS, an official distributor of Panasonic heat pumps, states that categorization is only meant as a tutor to provide a picture of the effect variations. EcoConsult also states that they recommend that customers carry out an authorized dealer’s inspection so that the correct heat pump is installed.
The power factor varies from 3.64 for one of their floor models to 5.5 for one of the wall models.
The models will be fully assembled in the range of 14,000 to 26,000 depending on the model and assembly criteria.
The noise level (noise pressure level Lp) on the indoor unit is from 23 dB (A) to sleep mode of the smallest model and up to 44 dB (A) for the largest model when it is at maximum.
Daikin delivers three floor models in the Nexura series.
The models have a maximum thermal capacity of between 4.5 and 8 kW, and heat factors (COP) of between 3.67 to 4.36.
They supply the heat in two different ways: In the form of hot air that flows out, but also as radiant heat from the element itself (radiator mode). The latter works in such a way that the warm air also warms the element, which again emits heat as radiant heat.
The largest model has a maximum sound level of 46 dB (A) while in its quietest mode, “noise” with 30 dB (A), a bit more than a blade that rages in silent weather.
The smallest model has a maximum noise level of 39 dB (A) and a minimum level of 22 dB (A).
Prices range from just over 17,000 and up to 40,000 kroner, but prices may vary from dealer to dealer.
Toshiba has three model lines: Daiseikai Premium, Daiseikai Polar and Suzumi Plus.
According to Toshiba, Daiseikai Premium is the heat pump series of their models that conserve the most energy for heating throughout the year.
The three models have a heat output from 5.8 to 6.1 kW, and a heat factor from 5.36 to 4.76.
The largest model has a maximum sound level of 47 dB (A) and a minimum level of 30 dB (A). The smallest model has a sound level of 43 and 27 dB (A).
They cost from NOK 24,990 to 31,500.
Daiseikai Polar is the model for homes with a high degree of warming and in a cold climate.
The three models have a heat output from 6.5 to 8.0 kW, and a heat factor from 5.1 to 3.76.
The largest model has a maximum sound level of 45 dB (A) and a minimum level of 29 dB (A). The smallest model has a maximum level of 43 dB (A) and a minimum level of 27 dB (A).
They cost from $ 22,990 to 28,990.
The Daiseikai models are one of two heat pumps recommended by Norway’s Stoma and Allergy Association (NAAF).
Suzumi Plus are Toshiba’s cheap models. The two models deliver a heat output of 4.8 and 5.6 kW, with a heat factor of 4.27 and 3.89.
The largest model has a maximum sound level of 40 dB (A) and a minimum level of 28 dB (A). The smaller model is 39 dB (A) and 28 db (A).
They cost 15,990 kroner and 17,990.
Toshiba also delivers three floor models, which has a heat output of 4.8 to 6.3 kW, with a heat factor from 4.27 to 3.21.
The largest model has a maximum sound level of 46 dB (A) and a minimum level of 32 dB (A). The minimum noise level is 39 dB (A) and 23 dB (A) respectively..
The models cost from NOK 21,990 to 28,990.
Haier offers two models for wall mounting.
They deliver 6 and 6.5 kW respectively at maximum performance.
The power factor is between 4.57 and 5.24.
Sleep standby is 22 dB (A) while at maximum performance, it has a sound level of 42 dB (A).
The airflow is regulated by the number of people in the room and their location.
The models are also delivered with so-called designer foil, which means that you can choose decor on your interior.
The price of the models is 17,990 and 18,990 NOK, including assembly, and comes with seven years warranty.
Haier cooperates with Hurum Kraft. It entails zero kroner in initial cost and repayment of the heat pump through the electricity bill.
LG introduces a new model line this year, Artcool.
The two models in the series have a maximum heat capacity of 5 and 6 kW respectively, and heat factors (COP) of 4.6 and 4.2.
The largest model has a maximum sound level of 39 dB (A), while in its quietest mode it produces 19 dB (A).
The smallest model has a maximum sound level of 38 dB (A) and a minimum level of 19 dB (A).
Prices are from NOK 14 500 and up. In addition, mounting is between 4000 and 5000 kroner.
In addition to Artcool, LG also has the model Libero, which has the same specifications as Artcool.
Mitsubishi supplies eight different models, both for wall and floor mounting.
Their wall models (Kirigamine, ZEN and GE-Heat) have maximum heat output from 5.3 kW to 8.2 kW.
The power factor varies from 3.71 to 5.33.
Sound levels range from 19 dB (A) with low fan speed and up to 50 dB (A) at maximum fan speed.
The most expensive models cost 19 400 kroner, while the most expensive have a price tag of 35 000 kroner.
The Kirigamine Model has three models that have a heating capacity of 6.3 to 8.2 kW.
The heat factor is between 3.73 (the largest) and 5.33 (the smallest).
The price of the models ranges from 23 400 to 35 000 kroner.
Model ZEN has one model that delivers max 5.5 kW and has a heat factor of 5.5.
The price of it is 25 900 kroner.
For small and medium-sized homes, the GE-Heat model line has a thermal capacity of 5.3 to 7.3 kW and with a heat factor of 4.19 and 3.71 respectively.
The prices of the models are 19,400 and 27,000 kroner.
All models above are wall models, while KA-Heat is Mitsubishi floor placement models.
The two models in the series have a thermal capacity of 5.1 and 6.2 kW, and with a heat factor of 4.07 and 3.64.
The price of the models is 25 400 and 26 400 kroner.
Fujitsu has eight model series, six for wall mounting and two floor models.
Classic Classic has five options, with a maximum heat output of 4.0 to 11 kW.
The models power factor goes from 4.04 to 3.61.
Sleep standby is 21 dB (A) for the smallest model and 33 dB (A) for the largest. At maximum performance, the smallest model emits 43 dB (A) and the largest 49 dB (A).
The price of the models goes from 13. 000 to 35. 000 kroner.
Arctic model line has three variants, with a maximum heat output from 5 to 6.4 kW.
The models power factor ranges from 4.27 to 3.86.
Sound levels range from 21 dB (A) to sleep mode to 44 dB (A) at maximum performance.
Prices on models run from 15. 000 to 21. 000 kroner.
Model Design has four variants, with a maximum heat output from 4.0 to 6.0 kW.
The models power factor goes from 4.55 to 3.91.
Hibernation volume is 21 dB (A) while at maximum performance, between 38 and 45 dB (A).
Prices are between 16. 000 and 24. 000 kroner.
Premium Design Model Line has two models, with a maximum heat output of 5.4 and 6.5 kW.
The power factor is 4.95 and 4.12.
Hibernation volume is 21 dB (A) and at maximum performance 43 dB (A).
The models cost 20. 000 and 25. 000 kroner.
Model Design Premium Design Arctic is new to the year and has three variants, with a maximum heat output of 5.4 to 7.0 kW.
The heat output by minus 15 is from 3.2 to 5.4 kW.
The models power factor goes from 4.85 to 3.91.
Hibernation volume is 21 dB (A), while at maximum performance, between 42 and 45 dB (A).
Prices are between 20. 000 and 27. 000 kroner.
Tundra Model has three models, with a maximum heat output of 9.1 to 11.0 kW.
The power factor goes from 4.44 to 3.62.
Sleep standby goes from 24 to 32 dB (A) while at maximum performance, 47 dB (A).
The models cost from 17. 000 to 32. 000 kroner.
For floor mounting there are three models, with a maximum heat output of 5.2 to 7 kW.
The power factor is from 4.38 to 3.61.
Hibernation volume is 22 dB (A), while at maximum performance, it gives up to 44 dB (A).
Models cost from 18. 000 to 28. 000 kroner.
New of the year are also three floor models in the Arctic range , with a maximum heat output of 5.5 to 6.1 kW.
The heat output by minus 15 is from 3.5 to 5.2 kW.
The power factor goes from 4.43 to 3.61.
Hibernation volume is 22 dB (A), while at maximum performance, it gives up to 44 dB (A).
Models cost from 21. 000 to 30. 000 kroner.
Prices may vary from dealer to dealer.
General has four model lines, three for wall mounting and one for floor mounting.
The Winter King Series Series has two variants, with a maximum heat output of 4.5 and 5.6 kW.
The power factor is 4.27 and 4.12 respectively.
Hibernation is 21 dB (A), while at peak performance, 43 dB (A).
The models cost 20,000 and 21,900 kroner, respectively.
Model Design has three variants with a maximum heat factor between 5.4 and 7 kW.
The power factor varies from 4.85 to 3.91.
Hibernation volume is between 21 and 27 dB (A), while at maximum performance is between 42 and 45 dB (A).
Prices are between 23,000 and 27,400 kroner.
The floor model has three variants with a maximum heat output of 5.5 to 8 kW.
The power factor varies from 4.43 to 3.61.
Sleep standby is 22 dB (A), while at maximum performance varies between 40 and 44 dB (A).
Prices are between 22 800 and 27 000 kroner.
Rota Axis Model Series has three variants with a maximum heat output between 9.1 and 11 kW.
The power factor varies from 4.44 and 3.62.
Hibernation volume is between 24 and 32 dB (A) while at maximum performance around 46 dB (A).
The price is between 25 500 and 27 500.
Prices may vary from dealer to dealer.
General and Fujitsu are manufactured by the same group, Fujitsu General.