This award-winning residence warmth pump suits below a kitchen sink

Swedish warmth pump maker Qvantum has debuted an award-winning residence warmth pump that’s so compact, it may match below a kitchen sink.

Limhamn, Sweden-based Qvantum’s new QG apartment heat pump, which affords built-in heating, cooling, and scorching water in a single system, was awarded the German ISH Design Plus 2023 award this month. The Design Plus award is given to “future-proof merchandise” that exhibit “sustainability, aesthetic attraction, and performance.”

The 6 kW warmth pump is modular, so it’s straightforward to put in and repair. Its dimensions are 230 mm x 430 mm x 410 mm (9 in x 17 in x 16 in), and it weighs 30 kg (66 lbs).

The pre-plumbed indoor water tank unit might be held on a wall anyplace within the residence. Its dimensions are 500 mm x 500 mm x 1,050 mm (19.7 in x 19.7 in x 41 in) and weighs 95 kg (209 lb.). It has a capability of 145 liters (38 gallons).

Qvantum’s residence warmth pump is predicated on native low-temperature district heating networks with centrally positioned warmth pumps. The networks have a water temperature of round 10-20°C (50-68°F). The power in that grid is utilized by the residence warmth pumps to offer heating and cooling. The corporate says its residence warmth pump can produce scorching water as much as 70°C (158°F).

Extra warmth and chilly is harvested alongside the circuit, and the power is recycled to the grid. The idea is called fifth-generation district heating, and it saves round 80% of power in comparison with fuel heating. It’s additionally web zero if renewable electrical energy is used.

Qvantum CEO Fredrik Rosenqvist explains:

The vast majority of all flats in Europe are heated by small fuel burners which are put in in every residence.

We substitute the fuel burners with low-temperature native district heating networks which are then mixed with these compact warmth pumps. Our answer makes it potential for European constructing homeowners to quickly swap to fossil-free heating, each in new and outdated developments.

Qvantum is constructing a brand new manufacturing facility to fulfill demand, and it’ll have a manufacturing capability of round 50,000 warmth pumps per 12 months, however the firm doesn’t point out when its manufacturing facility shall be up and operating.

In 2023, the 30-year-old firm raised €42 million from buyers in a B-round. In addition to the residence warmth pump, Qvantum additionally sells exhaust air, geothermal, and air-to-water warmth pumps that vary from 4 to 192 kilowatts.

Learn extra: The warmth pump market will greater than double to $13B in chilly climates by 2031

Picture: Johan Marklund for Qvantum

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