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New gas adsorption heating device for single- and multi-family homes
09.03.2015

Heating residential buildings with thermal heat pumps

For a long time, thermal heat pumps were generally considered too large to cover the relatively low heating requirements of single- and multi-family homes efficiently. Newly developed gas adsorption heating devices can now change that. They have been developed specifically for this application. The BINE-Projektinfo brochure “Heating with gas adsorption heat pumps“ (03/2015) presents one of the new devices. This combines condensing boiler technology with a zeolite/water-based thermal heat pump module.

The device consists of two modules: the thermal heat pump module covers the base load for the building heating. The necessary drive heat is provided by a gas condensing module. This also covers the peak heating requirement on very cold days. Compared with an electric heat pump, the new concept requires significantly less environmental heat. Borehole heat exchangers, ground collectors and geothermal baskets as well as solar thermal energy can be used as heat sources. An up to 40% greater annual utilisation rate can be achieved relative to pure gas condensing boilers.

The gas-adsorption heating device has been developed by the Viessmann company from Allendorf, Germany. In the subsequent field tests, plant operators and heating installers confirmed their excellent experience with the devices. The operators particularly highlighted the low noise emissions and intuitive operation. The effort required for the installation and commissioning is no greater than for conventional heating systems.

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Press release
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Projektinfo
(4 pages, pdf, 790 kB)

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The BINE-Projektinfo „Heating with gas adsorption heat pumps“ (03/2015)

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Figure 1: Gas-powered adsorption heating device combines condensing boiler technology with a heat pump module. (© Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG)

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Gas-powered adsorption heating device combines condensing boiler technology with a heat pump module. (© Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG)