Is the ThermoGenius™ water heat exchanger performance comparable to ground heat?
Yes. In this case, the heat pump is supplied with energy from a body of water and not from the earth.The advantage of ThermoGenius ™ water heat exchanger is that the heat pump does not have to transport medium 200 meters deep into the earth and back up again.
As water has a greater thermal density, heat extraction using ThermoGenius ™ is simpler and up to 20% more efficient than ground source systems.
Are ThermoGenius ™ water heat exchangers difficult to install?
No, in contrast to ground heat energy systems there is no need to drill costly bore holes or dig large trenches. ThermoGenius ™ has natural buoyancy and is simply anchored via stainless steel cables to a simple weight placed at the bottom of the water body. This is possible without the help of divers.
What pipe connections do ThermoGenius ™ units require?
ThermoGenius ™ has standard DN32 PE inlet and outlet pipes that can be connected to the heat pump using standard fusion welded fittings.
What is the minimum water depth for ThermoGenius ™?
ThermoGenius ™ requires a minimum of 600mm clearance above and 500mm below to work efficiently and to avoid any surface ice in winter.
Which heat pump should be used with ThermoGenius™?
ThermoGenius ™ can work with all heat pumps in the same way as ground source heating systems.
Is cooling also possible with the ThermoGenius™ water heat exchanger?
Yes, both active and passive cooling options are possible with the appropriate heat pump.
Can ThermoGenius ™ units be connected together to increase heat extraction?
Yes, for larger heating requirements it is possible to connect multiple ThermoGenius™ units together in parallel. Like this, several hundred KW of heating capacity can be generated.
Are there a state incentives for heat pump systems using ThermoGenius™?
Yes, heat pump systems using ThermoGenius™ do qualify for state grants. In Germany, the BAFA offers funding up to 45 % and in the UK, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) offers quarterly incomes over a 7 year period. Funding opportunities vary from country to country so please contact your local authority for more information.
How are ThermoGenius™ units cleaned?
Due to the black outer shell, there is virtually no build-up of algae inside the ThermoGenius™ unit. Nevertheless, we recommend an annual inspection and the removal of any deposits.
What is the lifetime of ThermoGenius ™?
ThermoGenius ™ is manufactured using a special UV and salt water resistant polyethylene and is designed for a 30 year life.