Natural refrigerants are the best option for high-temperature heat pumps, which are important for building decarbonization in Europe, according to the European Environmental Bureau.
With the approval of safety standard IEC 60335-2-40 ED7, all barriers to propane heat pumps have been removed, the German manufacturer says.
Vaillant’s aroTHERM plus R290-based air-to-water heat pump offers flow temperature of up to 75°C (167°F).
ATMO Europe: European Commission Report Promotes Natural Refrigerants as Competitive Edge for EU Heat Pump Manufacturers
The European Commission’s energy department premiered the report at ATMO Europe.
Manufacturers would have time to scale up the production of natural refrigerant equipment, says the European Commission.