# What electricity consumption for a heat pump?

## What electricity consumption for a heat pump?

#### How to calculate the electrical consumption of a heat pump?

The heat pump is 4 to 7 times more economical than other means of heating swimming pools. For an energy requirement of 100%, it consumes about 20% electricity and 80% air. Air, a free and inexhaustible element, is the main source of energy that heats the pool. All the same, it is interesting to know the impact of the heat pump on the electricity bill, the means of making profitable and of limiting as well as possible the electricity consumption of the heat pump in order to know how to choose your swimming pool heat pump in all knowingly.

##### How to calculate the electricity consumption of the swimming pool heat pump?

To find out the consumption in kilowatts/hour of a swimming pool heat pump, like all other electrical appliances, simply multiply the power of the heat pump by the number of hours of use, then by the number of days and finally the price per kilowatt.
If you find that the calculations are tedious, the average estimate of the consumption of a heat pump for swimming pools is between 2.50 euros and 3.70 euros per m³ of heated water. This represents an amount between 150 and 300 euros on the electricity bill for five months of use.
The COP and the SCOP, coefficient of performance, are excellent indices for knowing the performance of the machine, at provided you know how to use the data provided by the manufacturer.

##### How to optimize the energy consumption of a heat pump?

Several factors influence the electricity consumption of a swimming pool heat pump. Elements and situations on which it is possible to intervene simply and easily to limit energy costs.

The power of the heat pump, for example, which is defined according to the volume of water to be heated. An under- or over-estimation of its power leads to higher energy consumption that is unsuited to the situation. Or, the period and time of use, all year round or only in season. The climate, if the pool is in the north, the south or if the area is windy. But also the characteristics of the pool: buried, above ground, indoors outdoors, covered by a tarpaulin, a shelter or not...

It is a pity to lose degrees of water temperature, when the pump heat produced them. This is why it is more than recommended to cover the pool at night, using a tarpaulin or an automatic cover to limit night heat loss. Similarly when the wind is blowing, if no one is swimming, it is advisable to close the pool by covering it.
To limit energy expenditure, you must choose your heat pump taking into account the characteristics of the pool and the real needs of swimming.

The heat pump for swimming pools is one of the most ecological heating systems, the most economical to use and allowing high efficiency.

Specialist in heat pumps for swimming pools, WPool offers you different ranges of heat pumps that meet all your needs.

To help you choose the swimming pool heat pump best suited to your installation and your wishes, find out why choosing a swimming pool heat pump is important. You will thus know the elements to take into account when choosing your heat pump and why making a heat balance is essential to choose the heat pump that suits you.

Also familiarize yourself with technical terms such as what is the COP of a swimming pool heat pump, what is the SCOP but also what is the EER or the SEER. You will know what power for the pool heat pump you need.

We will explain to you why labels for the swimming pool heat pump are important. To go into even more detail, know which material for the body of the swimming pool heat pump is generally used.

To summarize all this information, WPool offers you selection aid tables for a WPool heat pump to facilitate your choice.