Chinese OEM PHNIX has launched a “GreenTherm” Series air-to-water propane (R290) heat pump with inverter EVI technology, targeting the European market.

“The unit is currently most energy efficient and can greatly reduce energy bills for customers,” said PHNIX on its website.

With its inverter technology, the GreenTherm heat pump operates in temperatures as low -25℃ (-13°F), said PHNIX, adding,  “Under low ambient temperature, the performance of normal heat pumps will be limited.”

The PHNIX heat pump generates hot water temperatures up to 70℃ (158°F) with noise as low as 42dB(A), and features anti-corrosive matte-black plastic casing, the company said.

“Heat pump systems greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, [and] equipment with both lower GWP refrigerant and a higher level of performance should be used,” said Jab Fan, director of PHNIX overseas heating/cooling/DHW heat pump division.

The release of the GreenTherm series “is tied to the 2030 Climate & Energy Framework of the European Union (EU), which will surely benefit the popularity of green gas heat pump, especially in European areas,” Fan added.

In April, at the online Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) trade show, PHNIX presented its new R290 domestic heat pump water heater, the airExpert Inverter.

Author Ntsako Khosa