Graham Hendra talks about compressors and which types are best suited for heat pumps.
The type of compressor used in a heat pump can have a significant impact on its performance and efficiency. There are two main types of compressors used in heat pumps: scroll compressors and rotary compressors.
Scroll compressors are known for their reliability and efficiency. They use two spirally-shaped scrolls to compress the refrigerant, which can produce high pressure with minimal vibration and noise. Scroll compressors are typically used in high-end heat pumps and are considered to be the best choice for most applications.
Rotary compressors, on the other hand, are less expensive and more common than scroll compressors. They use a rotating element to compress the refrigerant, which can produce high pressure with relatively low energy consumption. Rotary compressors are typically used in budget-friendly heat pumps and are a good choice for applications where cost is a major concern.
Overall, scroll compressors are generally considered to be the best type of compressor for heat pumps, as they offer a good balance of reliability, efficiency, and performance. However, rotary compressors can also be a good choice in certain situations, such as when cost is a major consideration.