After months of development, months of on-site testing and even more months of performance testing, our air to water heat pump is complete. The last piece of the puzzle, the performance testing, was completed last week, and we can finally say our air to water heat pump is available for sale.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with our newest product, the air to water heat pump, here’s some background:
The Nordic ATW series is an air source heat pump that heats water for an in-floor heating system, or cools water for air conditioning. The Nordic ATW Series uses heat transfer from outdoor air to heat and cool homes. An outdoor unit is connected to an indoor unit via refrigerant lines and control wiring. This heat pump is available in sizes up to 5 nominal tons, for whole-home heating and cooling applications.
The outdoor portion of the Nordic ATW Series is specifically designed to combat harsh Canadian winters. The outdoor unit is oversized for more efficient cold climate heating, and is engineered to operate in minimum outdoor temperatures of -4°F (-20°C), with a coefficient of performance (COP) of 2.11 or higher. The intelligent defrost logic ensures complete defrost to prevent damage to the air coil from ice, and the outdoor unit is equipped with Nordic’s newly developed ice channeling technology to prevent ice building up.
Unlike traditional air source heat pumps, the Nordic ATW Series has all electronics and major components housed indoors for protection from the weather and ease of service. The Ultratech® two-stage scroll compressor is located in the indoor unit. This unique design enables better refrigerant and oil management. The compressor has double isolation and the cabinet of the indoor unit is acoustically insulated for quiet operation inside the home. The Nordic ATW Series indoor unit also features an advanced electronic control board with a digital user interface, BACnet capability and onboard aquastat functionality.
The Nordic ATW Series provides heated water for in-floor radiant heating, chilled water for air conditioning via hydronic air handler and domestic hot water via desuperheater. This is the air source equivalent of a boiler and central air conditioner, all in a single unit. The small size of this unit will make it easy to install in small spaces like attics and crawl spaces and offer an attractive solution for homes with limited indoor and outdoor space. This heat pump uses environmentally friendly R410a refrigerant, and will feature a COPs up to 4.0 at an outdoor temperature of 47°F (8.3°C).
Air to Water Heat Pump Information for Geothermal Professionals
If you’re interested in adding the Nordic ATW Series to your product line-up, contact us today for pricing and availability. You can also visit the air to water heat pump product page download the air to water heat pump manual for in-depth information on the system, or download the air to water heat pump brochure for detailed capacity and performance ratings.
Air to Water Heat Pump Information for Homeowners
If you’re a homeowner and you think a Nordic ATW Series is right for you, find an installer near you to get your free customized estimate, or download our Ebook: All About Air Source for more information about the ATW Series.