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Hot Water Heat Pumps

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Hot Water Heat Pumps

High efficiency hot water heat pumps  for the production of domestic hot water in your home!

Nipon Heat Pumps

Direct Hot Water Heat Pumps


High efficiency hot water heat pumps  for the production of domestic hot water in your home!

• Stainless steel tank
• Minimum space occupied at home
• High level of efficiency and ecology
• Silent operation
• Time function with chrono programming
• Easy installation
• Intelligent photovoltaic function
• Programmable anti-legionella function
• Controller with software in 6 languages
• Dehumidifies small spaces
• solar coil
• Five years guarantee


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Hercuglás Teoranta, based in Cahir, County Tipperary, are the leading specialist in heating, hot water and ventilation solutions.

We design, supply and commission global market-leading products and technology for your home or business.

Personal service is guaranteed, supplying the best bespoke products available. All products are tested and proven under Irish conditions.

Products sourced by us for their quality, reliability, and efficiency.

Our partners are Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers. We’ve achieved the best quality vs price balance bringing superior brands to the Irish market.

We’ll take the time to find a system to suit your project and budget. Contact us now to arrange a free, no-obligation quote or site visit.

10 Benefits of the heat pumps powered by renewables:


1. Reduced Carbon Emissions:

ERV and HRV systems provide a continuous supply of fresh outdoor air while expelling stale indoor air. This helps maintain a healthier indoor environment by reducing the concentration of pollutants, odors, and contaminants.

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2. Energy Efficiency:

Heat pumps are inherently efficient because they move heat rather than generate it through combustion. When combined with renewable energy, their efficiency is further enhanced, as the energy input comes from sources with high energy conversion efficiency.

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3. Lower Operating Costs:

Renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and geothermal are typically free or have low operating costs. Heat pumps that use these sources can significantly lower energy bills, making them cost-effective over the system's lifespan.

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4. Energy Independence:

Generating your own renewable energy allows you to become less reliant on external energy sources and utility providers. This enhances your energy security and reduces vulnerability to energy price fluctuations.

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5. Long-Term Sustainability:

As renewable energy sources are replenished naturally, they ensure a long-term and sustainable energy supply for heat pumps.

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6. Improved Air Quality:

Since heat pumps don't burn fossil fuels on-site, they don't release pollutants and harmful emissions into the air, leading to improved indoor and outdoor air quality.

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7. Incentives and Rebates:

Many governments and utilities offer incentives, tax credits, and rebates to encourage the adoption of renewable energy systems, which can help offset the initial installation costs.

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8. Enhanced Property Value:

Homes and buildings equipped with renewable energy-powered heat pump systems often have higher property values due to their energy efficiency and reduced operating costs.

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9. Mitigated Energy Price Volatility

Renewable energy sources are less susceptible to market price fluctuations compared to fossil fuels, providing greater stability in energy costs.

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10. Community Engagement:

Adopting renewable energy systems can contribute to community engagement, as it demonstrates your commitment to environmental sustainability and encourages others to consider similar options.

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How heat pumps work with various renewable energy sources?

Heat pumps can be powered by renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal energy to provide efficient heating and cooling. When renewable energy is used to operate heat pumps, the overall system becomes more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

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1. Solar-Powered Heat Pumps:

  • Solar energy is captured using photovoltaic (PV) panels, which convert sunlight into electricity.
  • This electricity is used to power the heat pump's compressor and other components.
  • The heat pump uses the electricity to drive the refrigeration cycle, transferring heat from a low-temperature area (e.g., outdoor air or ground) to a high-temperature area (indoors or hot water storage).

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3. Wind-Powered Heat Pumps:

  • Wind turbines generate electricity from the kinetic energy of the wind.
  • The generated electricity is used to operate the heat pump, following the same process as solar energy process. The heat pump transfers heat as needed, either for space heating or cooling and domestic hot water.

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5. Geothermal-Powered Heat Pumps:

  • Geothermal energy is derived from the Earth's natural heat, available underground.
  • A ground source heat pump (GSHP) is used to extract heat from the ground and transfer it to a building.
  • GSHPs can work in both heating and cooling modes by exchanging heat with the ground through a loop system.
  • Renewable electricity may still be required to power the heat pump's compressor and other components, enhancing the overall efficiency of the system.

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9 STEPS to installing a Heat Pump System with Renewables Energy Source

1. Site Assessment and Planning:

  • Determine the heat pump type: air-to-air, air-to-water, ground source, etc., based on your heating and cooling needs.
  • Evaluate the location for installation, considering factors like available space, climate, and access to renewable energy sources (if applicable).
  • Check if any permits or approvals are required for installation in your area.

2. Sizing and Design:

  • Calculate the heat load of your building to determine the appropriate heat pump capacity.
  • Design the distribution system for heating and cooling (ductwork, piping, radiators, etc.).
  • Plan the integration of renewable energy sources such as solar panels or wind turbines.

3. Renewable Energy Source Installation:

  • If installing solar panels, determine the suitable location and orientation for optimal sunlight exposure.
  • Install solar panels or wind turbines according to manufacturer guidelines and local regulations.
  • Connect the renewable energy system to the electrical grid or storage system.

4. System Components:

  • Purchase the heat pump unit along with necessary components like air handlers, coils, expansion valves, etc.
  • For ground source systems, plan and install the ground loop or boreholes if applicable.

5. Preparation:

  • Install any required electrical wiring or circuits for the heat pump and renewable energy system.
  • Ensure the installation site is ready and clean for efficient installation.

6. Indoor Unit Installation and Outdoor Unit Installation:

  • Install the indoor unit, connecting it to the distribution system (ductwork, radiators, etc.).
  • Ensure proper insulation and sealing to prevent energy loss.
  • Position the outdoor unit on a stable surface with sufficient clearances for airflow.
  • Connect refrigerant lines between the indoor and outdoor units.

7. Refrigerant Charging and Electrical Connection:

  • Charge the system with refrigerant as per manufacturer specifications.
  • Check for refrigerant leaks and proper pressure levels.
  • Connect the heat pump and renewable energy system to the electrical grid or storage system.
  • Ensure proper grounding and compliance with safety codes.

8. Controls and Integration and Testing and Commissioning and User Training


  • Install and configure the thermostat or control system to operate the heat pump and renewable energy sources efficiently.
  • Integrate the renewable energy system with the heat pump controls.
  • Test the heat pump system in both heating and cooling modes.
  • Verify the operation of the renewable energy system and its integration with the heat pump.
  • Check for leaks, system pressures, and temperature differentials.
  • Provide training to the building owner or user on how to operate and maintain the heat pump and renewable energy system.
  • Explain troubleshooting and maintenance tasks specific to the integrated system.

9. Regular Maintenance:

  • Establish a maintenance schedule to ensure the ongoing efficiency and performance of the heat pump and renewable energy system.

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