• Heat pumps are the ideal alternative to fossil fuel boilers.
    Heat pumps are the ideal alternative to fossil fuel boilers.

Heat pumps have grown in popularity in recent years, with this technology representing the ideal alternative to fossil fuel boilers for space heating.

A new CAREL white paper analyses the technologies and trends that have emerged in the heat pump market in recent years, as well as the regulations and policies applied both locally and globally, in order to better understand the latest opportunities and challenges in the sector.

CAREL's HVACR technical knowledge specialist, Miriam Solana, said the aim of the white paper is to bring together, in one document, the essential information needed to understand one of the key technologies for decarbonisation.

Solana said when this technology is used with renewable sources, it can provide heating and cooling with virtually zero CO2 emissions.

“Our intention with this document is to contribute to making available as much theoretical information as possible, and provide an overview of the technologies for optimising energy savings and creating systems with the lowest total CO2 emissions,” she said.

Heat pumps have recognised potential and are therefore specified in decarbonisation policies as a leading technology for heating and cooling new buildings: it has been estimated that using heat pumps can reduce global CO2 emissions by at least 500 million tonnes by 2030, the equivalent of the annual CO2 emissions of all cars currently on the road in Europe.

“Clearly, the reduction in emissions from heat pumps when compared to gas-fired boilers is even more significant when the share of renewables in the energy mix increases,” Solana said.

The 'Heat Pumps - Technologies, Regulations and Trends' white paper is available free of charge on the CAREL website, at the link: https://www.carel.com/-heat-pumps-technologies-regulations-and-trends-white-paper