In this post I try something new: I will keep it short.
This is actually an update long overdue. Months ago I have written a post on how to control the four elements that is how to harvest energy from ambient air, solar radiation, the freezing of water, and ground here.
Michelle has then told me in a comment on her blog that her husband tried to figure out how our heat pump system works – based on our German blog. Actually, at that time we mainly posted about the aesthetic value of our solar collector and re-using it as an espalier for tomatoes. (Michelle, you have a really odd search term in your stats now because I checked if I remembered our conversation correctly.)
Although we have very innovative, and if I may say so, geeky / nerdy customers it is rather unlikely that we will plan heat pump systems in Australia via sending checklists or doing ‘remote support’ in the same way we work in IT projects. (But don’t hesitate to contact me!)
Nevertheless, since the most recent layout update of our website, it bothers the perfectionist in me that all our technical documents on heat pumps have been only available in German. So I started to translate them. The first one is a summary / ‘folder’ / overview.
Theoretically this should be self-explanatory.
Some important explanations though:
- The person who has actually created this figure is best described by his tagline: Somebody Doing Anything Nobody Wants to Do. He is a shy engineer spending nearly all this time in his Doc-Emmett-Brown-style inventor’s garage so I cannot link to any English social media profile. Oh wait – except this one… sort of.
- I had to consider the global context when stating that no permits are required (in Austria). This is an insider joke probably only comprehensible to Austrian readers: If there is a worst-case scenario in terms of permits required and bureaucracy in general, it is probably Austria. As we say: Bill Gates would probably not have founded Microsoft here as he couldn’t get the required forms filled out correctly.
- This is the second time my different blog universes cross – and it is very exciting: as the team of Gray’s Anatomy meeting Private Practice. Yes, I do watch TV – I don’t read deep science and philosophy books every evening. The first cross-over occurred when I discussed in German if and how our system would work in Canada in a post that translates to Canadian Challenge … which was actually a rehash of my answers to the comments in the very first blog post in the four elements.
I think I will indulge in that type of cross-overs more often!