World leader in dehumidifier and watercooler technology, Ebac, has invested £500,000 in adding air source heat pumps to the range of products manufactured at its County Durham factory.
The market in the pumps is expected to grow with the advent of Government-backed green initiatives and rising oil and gas prices.
Group managing director, Pamela Petty, said: “Air source heat pumps using one kilowatt of energy can create heat output of between two and seven kilowatts.
“They are much cheaper to run than electric and, as gas prices increase and the same happens with oil, air source heat pumps become an increasingly viable option.
“We have developed a good, strong product and are very excited about the potential for air source heat pumps to become a large part of the Ebac portfolio of products.”
The company has developed 5kw and 9kw heat pumps.
It is anticipated production will reach up to 3,000 units per year within two years.
Ebac’s products are available in different colours and are fitted with wireless technology for maintenance alerts.