Heat Pumps for the Home

By John Cantor
PAGES: 160
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 155 colour photographs & diagrams

In recent years, heat pumps have emerged as a promising new form of technology with a relatively low environmental impact. Moreover, they have presented householders with an opportunity to reduce their heating bills. Heat pumps can heat a building by 'pumping' heat from either the ground or the air outside: an intriguing process which utilizes principles that are somewhat analogous to those employed in the domestic refrigerator.

Written by an experienced engineer well-known in heat pump circles, this book is aimed at both householders and potential installers. It gives a broad and balanced view of a seemingly perplexing topic.

  • Describes what a heat pump is, how it works, the different methods of pumping heat and the importance of an appropriate and well-planned installation
  • Examines the air, the ground and water as sources of heat and explains how to make an informed choice
  • Considers the all-important subject of distributing the heat through radiators or through an under-floor system
  • Covers hot water production and delivery to the taps
  • Outlines environmental and financial issues associated with heat pumps
  • Dispels some common misconceptions and presents a number of case studies
  • Includes facts and figures and an invaluable glossary

Our Price: £11.99

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