The term aerothermal is undoubtedly fashionable in the world of air conditioning. If you have recently changed your heating or air conditioning system, you will surely have heard about it. If you are looking for a home, you have probably been informed. Even if you stay fully aware of this world, you may have heard about this technology at some point.
Air conditioning with aerothermal energy is a system that uses the energy of ambient air to produce cold through thermodynamics. In this case, the apparatus that will convert aerothermal air conditioning is a reversible heat pump.
The aerothermal heat pump is the most efficient system to reduce the temperature of any space since the heat pump always delivers more energy than it consumes. In other words, aerothermal stands out for its high performance.
For every 1 kWh consumed by an aerothermal heat pump, you get 4 kWh of heat energy. These data make aerothermal heat pumps tremendously efficient and environmentally friendly since the use of energy is excellent.
Another advantage of air conditioning with aerothermal energy is that the heat pump captures energy from a renewable source that is ambient air, converts it into usable energy and reduces dependence on other more polluting sources.
Depending on how the heat transfer is performed, different systems generate air conditioning with aerothermal energy:
In this type of system, the heat is transferred to the outside and the equipment transfers fresh air directly to the room.
Depending on the type of installation, it can be a split or multi-split unit consisting of an outdoor unit (the condenser) and one or several indoor split units (the evaporator).
Air duct air conditioning systems also use air duct air conditioning installations whose distribution is done by expelling air by cooling through a system of grilles strategically placed on a suspended ceiling.
With air-water aerothermal heat exchange takes place in a circuit of water that cools and that water cools the ambient air. This exchange can be done through two systems: refreshing soil or fan coils.
In a cooling floor system, the machine passes cold water through the floor. It is valid for areas with low humidity and those that are not very hot.
The fan coil unit receives cold water from the outdoor unit. A fan drives the air and makes it pass through the tubes through which the cold water passes, causing the temperature change here. After passing through the filter, the refrigerated air comes out, air conditioning the environment.
As in almost all cases, the convenience or not of this type of equipment depends on your needs and those of your installation. There is no definitive solution in terms of air conditioning. In general, it is a good alternative in most cases and certainly an option to have when choosing a type of solution.