Heat pump cuts family’s energy bill in half

Friday, August 8, 2014

High heating bills and the desire to use environmentally friendly energy prompted the Jensen family, from the Danish village of Tofterup, to opt for new sustainable energy sources, when they replaced their gas boiler. They chose Danfoss’ air source heat pump, model DHP-AQ.

The heat pump produces heat, hot water and cooling by ‘extracting’ energy from the outside air. Danfoss’ advanced technology is capable of absorbing energy, even at outside temperatures of -20° Celsius.

Unlike many other heat pumps on the market, Danfoss’ DHP-AQ is silent, and this also includes the part of the pump that is placed inside the house. 

The Jensen family has installed their pump in a room next to the kitchen. And even though they cannot hear it, it makes its mark on the heating bill. Before the pump was installed, annual costs were around 20,000DKK. Now, they are less than 10,000DKK.

In fact, the DHP-AQ was tested with 10 other air/water heat pumps available on the market in September 2011, with Danfoss' solution proving to have one of the highest annual efficiencies. The test was conducted by the Swedish Energy Agency.

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