Aerothermal energy is a renewable energy source that harnesses the energy stored in the form of heat in the air around us and allows us to cover the demand for heating, domestic hot water and cooling. In short, it is that which makes use of the energy provided by the outside air, the water in the ground or the subsoil.
Thanks to aerothermal energy, for example, heating or cooling a house will be much simpler and much more energy efficient. And… In which cases can aerothermal energy be used? In underfloor heating, air conditioning by radiators or air conditioners, or in domestic hot water for domestic use.
Nowadays, the majority of the population chooses to live in a house with this type of energy, not only for the energy savings but also because of the considerable economic reduction. Compared to natural gas, for example, it saves 25% energy and is 50% cheaper. This translates into a minimum saving of between 150 and 500 euros.
The elements that make up the aerothermal system are as follows:
- Heat pump: this is an indispensable component for aerothermal energy and where almost the entire process is generated. The heat pump takes in air from outside and exhausts it when necessary.
- Indoor unit: it is located inside the home and is responsible for receiving the heat generated by the heat pump. The indoor unit is responsible for passing the heat obtained to the air-conditioning systems.
- Refrigerant ducts: connect the heat pump with the indoor unit of the aerothermal system.
The advantages of aerothermal energy are: high energy efficiency and performance, low maintenance costs, no fossil fuels, simple installation and, in most cases, a return on investment in a short period of time.
On the other hand, one of the disadvantages of aerothermal energy is that it may not be as efficient in very cold areas because when the outside temperature is very low, the performance of this energy source is lower and energy consumption rises.
This type of installation is more environmentally friendly. Visit our news section to read other articles related to renewable energies.