Galú Heat Pump
The tank is designed to optimise the coefficient of performance (COP) of the heat pump providing central heating and domestic hot water. The upper section of the cylinder is divided by an insulated baffle plate. Hot water 53-60 degrees is stored in the upper section while energy from the low temperature heat source is stored in the lower section. Efficiency is maximized by preheating the dhw in the lower section where the COP is highest. This therefore minimises energy consumption from the upper section of the cylinder. The large lower section of the cylinder also minimises cycling of the heat-pump and can thermally store energy produced during times of cheap rate electricity for later use during the day.