Inexhaustible sources of heat are present in our immediate surroundings – in the air, in groundwater or in the form of geothermal energy. Heat pumps use this free thermal energy to supply buildings with the necessary heat.
Heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular as a climate-friendly and sustainable heating technology because they do not require any climate-damaging fuels, but tap regenerative energy sources on the user’s own property, which has a positive effect on the energy efficiency of the house and means extensive independence from fluctuating oil and gas prices. Additionally all REMKO heat pumps are PV-ready. This means that the electricity you produce yourself can be used to operate the heat pump.
Modern heat pumps are an extremely future-proof heating technology, not only from an ecological point of view, but also due to their energy efficiency and economy. And: In addition to heating and hot water production, they also cool the building in summer.
REMKO offers a wide range of efficient solutions for both new construction and the energy-efficient refurbishment of residential, office and industrial buildings. Our heat pumps can be ideally adapted to existing heating systems and, if desired, combined with other heat generators (bivalent operation).
In simple terms, the process by means of which a heat pump converts ambient heat to thermal energy using electricity can be compared to the principle of the refrigerator. Only it works in reverse here. While a refrigerator removes heat from its interior and discharges it to the outside at the back of the appliance, the heat pump extracts heat from the outdoors and releases it as thermal energy back into the building.
With the obtained environmental energy, a refrigerant is vaporized - this also works at freezing temperatures. In the heat pump, the refrigerant is compressed, thereby increasing the temperature. The heating circuit or the domestic water can therefore be heated to the desired temperature. The refrigerant condenses and heat is released to the heating system. The refrigerant is relieved, cools down and the cycle starts from the beginning.
This pioneering technology automatically adapts the condenser speed variably to the precise cooling or heating requirement. This exact and gentle regulation enables a particularly energy saving, efficient operation with a high seasonal performance factor in comparison to non-inverter systems.
In the event of increased demand, the heat pump works more intensively, in the event of reduced demand the heat pump switches over to energy-saving mode.
The air is full of energy. Air/water heat pumps absorb the energy stored in the outside air and bring it to a temperature level suitable for heating, regardless of the season. This works even at winter outdoor temperatures. The absorbed heat and the electrical drive energy result in the heating heat. This is transferred to a water-guided heating system and distributed over underfloor heating or heating elements in the building. Hot water preparation can also be implemented.
The ground is an excellent heat reservoir. The stored energy from the deep underground is tapped by means of ground probes. The ground probes are inserted into the ground through vertical boreholes. They are ideally suited if not enough space is available. The number of required drilling metres depends on the quality of the ground and the heat requirement. Ground probes are fundamentally notifiable – and even require official approval in individual cases. Only certified companies may perform this kind of drilling. We are happy to assist you in the implementation.
When surface collectors are used, sufficient laying area must be available in the garden. At a depth of 120 to 150 cm blow the surface of the earth, pressure-resistant plastic pipes must be laid in several loops. Brine – a mixture of anti-freeze and water – circulates in the pipes. The ground is heated throughout the year with sunshine and precipitation. The energy accumulated in the ground is transferred to this brine circuit. The brine dissipates the heat to the heating system through the heat pump. The size of the collector surface must be approximately twice as large as the heated surface.
You save a lot of space when installing the outdoor units externally. To ensure that the units are not perceived as a nuisance outdoors, they can be visually upgraded with the REMKO ARTdesign noise protection hoods. They also offer additional protection against vandalism and the effects of the weather.
The intuitive controller software with a plain-text menu and 4.3" touch display. Connection to all regenerative energies is possible. Whether heat pumps, solar energy, or photovoltaics, anything can be integrated. Use in a Smart-Grid or Smart Home system, such as KNX, is possible.
- Integration of photovoltaic current into the system
- Solar connection
- Connection to several heat generators
- 2 mixed heating circuits
- 1 non-mixed heating circuit
- Integration of air-conditioning function into the system
- All circuits with activatable cooling function
- Dynamic hygiene function
- Integration into a Smart-Home system
- Internet integration via the Smart-Web portal
- 4.3" touch display
REMKO Smart-Web permits the control of the REMKO heat pumps from outside of the unit location. From the free REMKO Smart-Web portal, all operating statuses or heat pump settings can be viewed or changed comfortably by computer, tablet or smartphone. A prerequisite for the use of REMKO Smart-Web is an Internet connection at the unit location and the REMKO Smart-Control control system on site.
- Visualisation of the Smart-Control user interface from the living room or technical headquarters
- Available around the clock
- Internet connection to the REMKO Smart-Web portal, resulting in an easy setup of the overall system
- Plant and data analysis possible
- Reduction of unnecessary on-site deployments
- Access rights that can be individual administered by the operator, e.g., for installers, REMKO Customer Service, etc.
- Fast and convenient remote setting
- Special requirements or setup of the router are not necessary
- Fault message through the REMKO Smart-Web portal by e-mail
Remote control via the Internet Smart-Web
Service by remote maintenance
With the new REMKO Smart-Web portal, the operator or installer has the option to manage several REMKO heat pumps equipped with the REMKO Smart-Web expansion module. On the smartweb.remko.media Internet page, the operator can register free of cost and enable the REMKO Smart-Web-compliant unit. You can even enable several users for one REMKO heat pump – the installer or even the REMKO Customer Service, for example, can therefore access the power house by computer, tablet or smartphone.
Modular power houses can be optimally used as a flexible system solution for larger buildings such as office buildings, hotels, sports halls, supermarkets and commercial properties. Due to the possible cascade connection, high output sizes can be achieved, which ensure effective air conditioning, heating and hot water heating.