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The heat pump

The heat pump

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The heat pump

Control panel of an IVT Greenline heat pump that was installed in a villa in 2006. Photo: Anders Lindeberg-Lindvet

The heat pump

This IVT Greenline heat pump has been used in a private home since 2006. Photo: Anders Lindeberg-Lindvet

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The heat pump

A heat pump can squeeze the smallest plus degree from the surroundings and is used, among other things, for heating up our homes. The point is that energy — in this case in the form of heat — is everywhere: what is difficult is collecting it. But the heat pump can. It is used, among other things, in  geothermal heat, which comes from solar energy that is stored in the bedrock. Bedrock has a temperature of 2-8 degrees, which the geothermal pump can absorb.

The heat pump moves heat from one place to another. A coiled pipe absorbs heat from the rock, and a heat exchanger transfers the energy to the building´s heating system and radiators. To power the pump and heat exchanger energy is required, usually in the form of electricity.

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