A heat pump is actually a collective name for a technology that can then be varied and used to extract heat in different ways. Different heat pump models have different advantages and disadvantages. Here we go through the different types of heat pumps and their advantages and disadvantages.
To know which one suits you best, it is recommended to always contact several different heat pump experts (free service via the link). Under each description of the different heat pumps, you will also find a direct link to installers of just that type.
Read more about the approximate price for an installation of a heat pump on the page price for a heat pump, and if you want to know more about the technology behind it, we recommend How a heat pump works.
Heat pump ground heating
Heat pump ground heating rock heating air / water
The heat pump captures heat in the ground.
Ground heat pump (also called geothermal heat pump or surface geothermal heat pump), captures the heat in the top ground layer of your plot, a hose is buried at a depth of about one meter. Suitable for those with a larger plot area. Affordable heat pump that is usually cheaper to install than, for example, geothermal heat. Find an installer of ground heating near you.
Heat pump sea heat
Sea heat pump, takes in the heat from a lake bottom or other watercourse near your house. Of course requires access to watercourses. Delivers very even heat because the temperature does not vary as much at the lake bottom. The disadvantage is high environmental requirements that require special permission from the municipality, but with a little time and good arguments, sea heat can be very efficient.
Heat pump air / water
The air / water heat pump uses the heat in the air outside the house and distributes it via a water-borne system. Good for those who already have waterborne heat distribution (eg radiators / elements), and who do not want to drill or dig on the site. The air / water heat pump is also usually cheaper than other heat pumps.
Heat pump air / air
Air / air heat pump, same as air / water but distributes the heat via an airborne system (fan). A very cheap form of heat pump but which on the other hand usually does not achieve the same effect as more advanced heat pumps, but still air / air heat pump can suit some households.
Heat pump Geo Thermal
The Geo Thermal pump absorbs the heat from a deep borehole on the site, often a depth of around 150 meters. A hose in the borehole is filled with a refrigerant, a liquid that captures the heat and transports it out of the hole and to the heat pump. Find a geothermal installer near you.
Heat pump with solar energy
Combination heat pumps, such as geothermal / solar energy, are becoming more common. Several different techniques are woven together to create a good effect. Suitable for those who want to combine benefits from different energy systems. Check with the installers about the options they have for different combination heat pumps. More about alternative energy for homeowners can be read on the site Byggmentor.
What they all have in common is that they use a small amount of energy to deliver more than it disposes of, and since heat pumps pick up heat stored in soil / air by the sun, it is an environmentally friendly form of energy. A heat pump for you who live in a house is thus an investment that is gentle on both your wallet and climate.