Pool heat pumps with a variable-speed compressor, or “INVERTER”, have refrigerant cycles that operate at different speeds depending on temperature and heating loads. By automatically adjusting the speed of the refrigerant, the inverter eliminates energy losses caused by stopping and starting.
Compare old technology heat pumps to driving your car at either full throttle or engine off ! we all know that this is a very inefficient way to drive. Now drive your car at a throttle setting which is in keeping with best mpg – that’s why an INVERTER pool heat pump is incredibly efficient, in fact up to 1200% efficient. Compare that to an old technology unit with only 500% efficiency and your choice is clear!
Regular pool heat pump compressors work at a constant, fixed speed until the pool reaches the desired temperature, then turn off. When the temperature rises again, the compressor turns back on. Inverters work by constantly, varying speed, without as many starts and stops. That can mean less wear-and-tear on components and huge savings on energy costs.
“Inverter technology has been around for a while, but for pool heating, only much more recently, Premier Heat pumps, a technology leader has designed a full range of inverter models which far surpass the competitors.
Inverter technology is a new way to stay warm.
The pool heat pump market is moving from on-off machines to inverter driven pumps. Inverter driven air source pumps are more efficient and have a number of key benefits:
- Inverter driven heat pumps speed up and slow down the motor compressor to suit energy demand and use a lot less energy because they follow pool heating requirements more closely
- Because they don’t use a surge of energy to restart all the time they put less strain on the electrical supply making them better for single phase supply.
- Inverter driven heat pumps can be ‘tuned’ to suit the climate in which they are operating
- As they maintain a far more stable set-point they don’t need such a big buffer to maintain the temperature of a pool, saving on electricity consumption