A heat pump system that uses an ice store to both heat and cool buildings has been installed at a show house in England.
Huf Haus' post-and-beam show home in Surrey is equipped with the ice store system, developed by Viessmann, a German company that manufactures heating systems. The system is one of the sustainable elements showcased in Huf Haus’ first UK show home.
The heat pump extracts energy from stored water. As this energy is used, especially during the heating season, the temperature of the water in the ice store falls. If the temperature in the store falls to the freezing point, additional energy is obtained from the freezing of the water. The system is also used to heat water for domestic use.