Why You Should Install Thermodynamic Units? The rapid growth of technology has made it possible for everyone to take advantage of resources that are beneficial and cost-effective. These resources include renewable energy that is sustainable and constant source to get electricity for numerous purposes. It can be a household chore or a commercial job, a renewable source is beneficial for everyone including the environment.
One such system that fully fits in the renewable energy spectrum is the Thermodynamic Panels. A thermodynamics panel is roughly about the size of a standard door, 2m by 1m. The panels are made from anodised aluminium. As their name, they are quite similar to
the regular solar panels used in the domestic and commercial sector. However, their application is somewhat better than the regular panels. How? A thermodynamic hot water system are a flexible and constant source of free energy that works all year round. The system is combined with the features of solar panels and heat pumps as they take heat from outside and capture them in solar panels that directs to all the areas of your house or building. The primary purpose of these solar panels was to produce hot water systems in homes, however with the advancement in the system, they are now also used for space heating and are a greater alternative to air source heat pumps.
With a life expectancy of 20 years, the thermodynamic heat pumps are getting hugely popular for both residential and commercial spaces.
Types of Thermodynamic Solar Systems: You can install Thermodynamic Solar Panels according to the size of your space. There are 2 types of Thermodynamic Solar Panels that can be installed in your home and you can choose any one of them with respect to the size of your room. 1. Thermodynamic Unit for Smaller spaces: For smaller spaces, installing a compact thermodynamic unit is a smart idea. They are about 50 cm X 50 cm and function with a hot water cylinder. The thermodynamic unit is installed with the heating plate that pumps standard water into a restricted place. They are best for spaces that do not give enough room and consume more power as compared to other thermodynamic units. By linking these units with a maximum of 250ltr cylinder, you can have easy access to hot water in your homes.
2. Thermodynamic Units for Larger Spaces: One of the common thermodynamic units that are widely used as it is set up by replacing the existing cylinder with a thermodynamic unit. The installed thermodynamic units can be of any size and the cylinder capacities can range from 75, 150, 160, 180, 200, 210, 250, 280, 300, 500lt. As the water is heated directly by the coil in the tank, there is no loss piping the water to an external heating unit.
In most of the cases, an old copper cylinder with poor lagging is replaced with the new thermodynamic unit as the new cylinder (thermodynamic unit) offers more heat insulation as compared to the old system. These thermodynamic units are used in domestic as well as commercial spaces like restaurants, hotels and farms.
How much will it cost? If you are wondering how much will you save on installing a TD, you need to know that the cost of running a thermodynamic units depends on the size of unit and compressor within, the volume of water being heated, the length of pipe run to the panels and the amount of hot water the property requires. In homes the power used can range from 300W to 450W with an average storage capacity of 200ltr. In the UK, this might cost you an electricity bill of ÂŁ40-60 per year. In commercial spaces, the electricity bill will be extended according to the hot water requirements and will typically range between ÂŁ150-ÂŁ500 per year.
Low Maintenance. Long Lifespan
The best thing about installing a thermodynamic unit is not just its low electricity cost but also the low maintenance standards. Since there are no moving parts in these units, they barely need your time and attention. Once the gas lines and panels have been correctly installed and filled with the refrigerant they work smoothly for more than 20 years without adding any maintenance cost. All you need is a qualified engineer who can get things sorted for your future.
If you are hiring a company, make sure that they check the accurate amount of refrigerant needed by performing a pressure test.
TD Units come with Warranties Yes, Thermodynamic panels come with a warranty period. It can be from 2 years to 5 years. It depends on the company you choose to buy your TD units. Thermodynamic
panels with warranty period of 5 years are by far the best plans observed as it includes the labour, install, unit and panel charges. Though the estimated lifespan of TD panels is 25 years, it is always a bonus to get support and labour free of charge the first 5 years of installation.
Potential Savings for Thermodynamic Systems are huge. Though saving with your thermodynamic panels widely varies on the consumption, they are far from the regular electricity bills that one has to pay in the UK. If you want to calculate the savings after you install the TD unit, use the following equation: Though, this will also vary based on the number of people in the property, hot water usage, boiler set up (combi or cylinder) and hot water system type (unvented or vented). Total Savings = Domestic Hot Water Cost – Running Cost As an average guidance hot water can represent between 30-40% of a typical domestic properties fuel bill. How Much Does a Thermodynamic System Cost? The cost of installing a domestic thermodynamic panel system will vary, however you can expect to pay between £7000 and £10000. This cost would include full installation, parts, labour, scaffolding if needed, warranties and a reduced VAT of 5%.
With Renewable Energy Hub, you can install good quality Thermodynamic Panels that will last you a lifetime. Get in touch with us for more details.
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Published on Feb 16, 2017
A thermodynamic hot water system are a flexible and constant source of free energy that works all year round. The system is combined with th...