30 May 2005

POSSIBILITIES OF APPLYING HEAT PUMPS IN SLOVAKIA


Today’s trend for keeping acceptable conditions of living on Earth is closely related to cease the
generation of Greenhouse effect. One of the advisable technologies today so popular used in East Asia
and USA is a heat pump. Heat pumps at the same time enable to save primary energy and also to reach
desired thermal comfort by lower energy consumption. But the essential problem not only in Slovakia but
also all over the World is the relatively high price of heat pumps.
In this paper are described the possibilities of applying heat pumps in Slovakia. The main important
of low energy potential sources are described. Further it is focused also on the environmental quality of
electricity and from a questionnaire held in 2003 it is tried to calculate possible arise of heat pump
installations in Slovakia and their impact of emissions reduction.