Heat pumps for communities
The use of free environmental energy with a Viessmann heat pump is suitable for community use. These convert renewable energy from the ground, sun, groundwater or air into heat that can be used for heating and DHW. They are the first choice when it comes to combining heating cost savings and environmentally friendly heat generation.
The different types of heat pump
Depending on the energy source, there are also different types of heat pumps that are suitable for use in the community sector. For example, Viessmann offers a wide range of brine/water heat pumps, air/water heat pumps, and special ice energy storage systems. In addition, you will also find large heat pumps in the Viessmann portfolio. These are designed, among other things, for larger residential complexes and offer high outputs of up to two megawatts.
Brine/water heat pumps for municipal use
The source of energy in this case is the ground. It offers constant temperatures throughout the year, which can be used for heating. Even in the depths of winter, the ground is still warm just a few meters below the surface. In order to obtain this initial energy, it is necessary to use ground collectors or ground probes. If you decide to do this, you must make sure in any case that there is enough space for it. In addition, you will need a permit for the corresponding boreholes. To use energy from wastewater, heat exchangers are placed in a sewer.
Air-to-water heat pumps in community applications
The starting point in this case is the outside air heated by the sun. But exhaust air can also be used for heating. In addition to a rated heat output of up to 47.2 kilowatts, the Vitocal 300-A for the community sector also offers a sound-optimized unit design. Incidentally, an output of up to 236 kilowatts can be achieved using a cascade of 5. In addition, the air-to-water heat pump is characterized by quick and complicated installation.
Use ice energy storage in the community sector
As an alternative to ground collectors and ground probes, a so-called ground storage tank and a solar air absorber can be used to provide the output energy for a brine-to-water heat pump. This alternative does not require a permit. In addition, the ice storage tank utilizes all types of environmental energy: the ambient air, solar irradiation and the ground.
Find the right heat pump
The choice of heat pumps for communities is wide. Likewise, certain requirements must be met in each case. To find the right heat pump for the individual case, we recommend a comprehensive preparation and planning phase. One of our competent Viessmann specialist partners will be at your side.
Heat pumps are the first choice for those who want to lower their heating bills and generate heat in a more environmentally responsible way. After all, the environment provides the heat pump with the unlimited and free supply of the energy it needs. This fully-fledged heating system needs very little power for its drives and pumps in order to make this energy available. A heat pump makes you independent of fossil fuels, and in addition, actively contributes towards reducing CO2 emissions and protecting the climate.
Ground source heat pumps
Ground source heat pumps use the ground as their primary energy source, either by deploying geothermal collectors or geothermal probes.
Air source heat pumps
Air source heat pumps utilise outdoor air or extract air as their primary energy source.
Hot water heat pumps
The energy content of the room air can be used by modern hot water heat pumps to heat the drinking water.
Large heat pumps
With their high output, these heat pumps are designed for larger residential complexes and commercial operations.