Heat pumps can provide integrated Heating, Cooling and Hot Water.
Consider an integrated system if you have a small block of land with some internal space to house the integrated cabinet.
The Stiebel Eltron integrated HSBC 200 cabinet provides hydronic heating, cooling and hot water from just one heat pump. Therefore, you don’t need a separate water heater. This reduces the floor space required and is an excellent solution for apartments, townhouses and houses with limited space for equipment.
Power the HSBC 200 cabinet with the Stiebel Eltron model WPL17ACS 8.5kW heat pump or the WPL25ACS 14 kW heat pump.
Locate your HSBC 200 cabinet inside and your heat pump outside.
If you don’t have an option to install you heat pump externally, then choose the 16kW heat pump which can be sited internally in a garage, basement or plant room.
Keep in mind that your heat pump can only perform one task at a time so if you are using it for both heating, cooling and/or pool heating, it is better to have a separate hot water heat pump. Also, factor in rebates offered for stand alone heat pump water heaters but not for integrated systems.
Run your heat pump during the day using your solar power to reduce operating costs. This energy will be absorbed by the internal mass of your house and released at night. Also, you can oversize your buffer tank for greater thermal mass if your house is constructed of lightweight materials.
Heat pumps are effective operating in cold weather, rain or at night.
Heat pumps can run in reverse cycle for cooling.
The Aqua Plus control system combined with a UB Inox storage tank is another option for an integrated system for heating, cooling and domestic hot water.
The UB inox storage tank has an isolation coil to separate potable domestic hot water from the recirculating hydronic water. It also has an electric element booster for quicker hot water recovery.
This system is paired with an Immergas Audax heat pump for the heating or cooling source.