Panasonic promises efficiency boost for gas heat pump
Panasonic has just announced the European launch of its latest generation of gas-driven VRF heat pumps, offering “increased efficiencies”.
The manufacturer states models in the new GE3 range hold a number of big improvements over previous moels.
The new range boasts seasonal energy efficiency rations (SEERs) of over 1.9 and a seasonal coefficient performance (SCOP) of above 1.3. These increase efficiencies have been achieved by a employing some clever technical innovations.
Inside each GE3 unit is a redesigned fan, updated heat exchanger architecture, and a larger engine pulley. As well as delivering better, more-efficient performance, including reduced electricity consumption, better partial load control is achieved through these design changes.
While delivering heating, cooling, and hot water, Panasonic claims its GE3 models consume just 9% of the electricity needed to power an equivalent-sized VRF solution. It can also run its single phase power supply on either natural gas or LPG too.
The gas heat pump unit captures waster heat from the engine during the heating and cooling cycles. It can also heat water to 65°C without the need of any additional electric heaters.
Panasonic also maintains that the GE3 range can offer 100% heating capacity and domestic water temperatures as low as -20°C without requiring a defrosting process.
For further energy optimisation, multiple units can be combined in configurations up to 60hp.
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