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Acceleration to heat pumps expected

At an event launching a new heat pump in London this week, Samsung Electronics Air Conditioner Europe president predicted an acceleration in the switch from fossil fuel heating systems to more energy efficient heat pumps.

Commenting at the launch of the EHS Mono HT Quiet, Mr Wim Vangeenberghe said: “With the Future Homes Standard requiring new build homes in the UK to be future proofed with low carbon heating by 2025, change is afoot and we’re likely to see an acceleration in the switch from fossil fuel heating systems to more energy efficient heat pumps.

'High temperature heat pumps are presenting an interesting alternative for homeowners looking to move away from traditional heating solutions, such as gas boilers, without compromising on performance. With the launch of the new EHS Mono HT Quiet, we’re proud to offer the UK market an innovative low carbon heating solution that can help them take that important step forward.”

The EHS Mono HT Quiet is the company’s most advanced air source heat pump to date, representing an evolution in low carbon heating solutions. It is described as a next generation high temperature, low noise heat pump, ideal at a time when many consumers, self-builders and developers are looking to make homes and buildings more energy efficient for the future.

With the heat pump market burgeoning in the UK, growing by a staggering 64% between 2020 and 2021, it’s clear demand is increasing in the UK’s residential renovation market. The EHS Mono HT Quiet is designed to disrupt the status quo and showcase how sustainable heating systems can co-exist with the latest in architectural design and innovation. 

With so many homes in the UK using radiators which require hot water temperatures of 65°C or more to heat rooms effectively, there’s been a perception that heat pumps (which normally operate at temperatures between 40°C - 60°C) won’t suffice. However, with the EHS Mono HT Quiet, which is said to be able to consistently provide hot water of up to 70°C for domestic heating purposes, older residential spaces that have been heated by gas boilers now have a viable way to transition to heat pumps. 

Joseph Raftery, heating product manager at Samsung Climate Solutions added: “The HT Quiet is a huge step forward in the greener heating journey, helping to take the UK closer towards Net Zero ambitions with appropriate government and industry support. Not only can it match boiler leaving water temperatures and is our quietest unit yet, we’ve also stress tested our new heat pump to reliably provide 100% heating performance even in extremely cold weather as low as -25°C so this is technology you can rely on.”

The EHS Mono HT Quiet will be available in the UK from the start of November in 3 capacities (8, 12, and 14KW), including both the single and three-phase power supply system. All capacities will come in the same chassis.

13 October 2022

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