Whole Home Heating with Air To Water Heat Pumps
Ecolighten is proud to work with the City of Vancouver on a technical guide outlining best practices in design, installation and commissioning of air to water heat pumps for residential homes. The Whole Home Heating with Air to Water Heat Pumps guidance document is useful tool designed to support builders, architects and homeowners with technical information for selecting air to water heat pumps as a solution for hydronic heating.
Heat pumps will play a significant role in helping the City of Vancouver achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and drawing 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025 for new buildings
and 2050 for existing buildings. It is clear that air to water heat pumps can help projects achieve the City of Vancouver’s greenhouse gas limit for large homes at a lower cost compared to geoexchange and at a lower operating cost than electric boilers. In hydronically heated homes, it is the best option and can provide a greater degree of flexibility — in new construction particularly.
This technical guide covers a range of topics including:
- System design considerations and fundamentals common to all Air To Water Heat Pumps
- Installation guidelines for practical on-site considerations and good practices
- Commissioning and start-up requirements including an example check list
- List of products available in the Vancouver market
- Options for auxiliary heat (back-up heat)
- Example of a local project utilizing an Air To Water Heat Pump
Ecolighten’s Home Performance Design division is pleased to support the City of Vancouver with the Whole Home Heating with Air to Water Heat Pumps guidance document. Contact Ecolighten at 604-971-2088 or [email protected] to learn more.