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Penguin Aircon

 Algarve Air Conditioning & Solar Heating

Heatpumps & Solar Panel Solutions

  • ·         Air Conditioning - We are the top installer of air conditioning and solar heating systems in the Algarve and carry stocks of leading manufacturers including Mitsubishi, Daikin, Samsung, Panasonic, LG and SANYO.
  • ·         Solar Heating - Installation of solar heating and solar energy panels for swimming pools and villas in the Algarve. Blessed with the most annual sunshine in Europe, the Algarve is ideal for solar technology.
  • ·         Underfloor Heating & Central Heating (Radiators) - The 2 main types of under floor heating consist of wet (water is used in the pipes) or dry which is heated by electricity. Wet UFH is cheaper to run and can be connected to solar panels and a highly efficient heat pump!
  • ·         Heatpumps for Home & Pool -  HeatingHeat pumps or heat exchangers are the most efficient, trouble-free way of swimming pool and home heating. They work by extracting heat from the air and transferring it to water.

Mission Statement:

Penguin's aim is to offer cooling and heating solutions for the home and office with energy-saving as our guiding principle. We believe it is our obligation to promote the practice of responsible energy consumption, offering our clients the most efficient solutions...

Algarve Air Conditioning & Servicing

Air Conditioning Heating & Cooling

  • ·         Mural (wall mounted) & Floor Mounted Air Conditioners -  Mural are the most common units installed in the Algarve. They are usually mounted above doors or high up on the walls and quickly become part of peripheral vision. Floor standing units are mounted on the floor like radiators and their position gives them a bias towards heating.
  • ·         Bulkhead (hidden) & Ceiling Cassette Air Conditioners -  Some customers prefer the air conditioning to be hidden and these units are mounted in the ceiling or behind grills. The extra installation and technology make these units more expensive - but unobtrusive.
  • ·         Commercial & Larger Villa Installations - For larger builds and commercial premises outside space and aesthetic requirements dictate the need for one or two larger external units rather than multiple external units. These solutions can be complex, expensive and are usually installed by the larger companies like ourselves with the experience necessary to get it right!
  • ·         Fancoils - water based air conditioners - Fancoils use the heated/cooled water from heatpumps instead of refrigerant. In the much larger new build villas over 250m2 they are commonly used in conjunction with wet underfloor systems making use of the same heatpump in reverse cycle or cooling mode.

Algarve Underfloor & Central Heating

Radiant Heating and Cooling Solutions

  • ·         Wet Underfloor Heating -  We specialise in wet underfloor systems due to their economy and versatility. The capital cost is higher but with any villa above 150m2 the running cost benefit of wet systems makes too much sense to ignore. Wet systems connect to solar panels, air heatpumps, gas, ground source heatpumps or integrated with a combination of these heatsources.
  • ·         Electric Underfloor Heating - Electric underfloor heating is cheaper to install and makes sense for renovations and smaller areas. Some solutions can be laid directly under floor tiles. In larger Villas we often install electric matting in bathrooms in combination with wet infrastructure to help reduce the capital cost.
  • ·         Central Heating & Radiators - Radiators are economical to install and commonly used for renovations in the Algarve and since it is a wet system it can be combined with an air-to-water heatpump such as the Mitsubishi ECODAN unit.
  • ·         Fan Coils - Fancoils are the most economical and versatile way to heat and cool a renovated villa. In the much larger new build villas over 250m2 they are commonly used in conjunction with wet underfloor systems making use of the same heatpump in reverse cycle or cooling mode.

Algarve Solar Heating & Solar Panels

Solar Heating and Cooling Solutions

  • ·         Solar Domestic Water Heating -  Using solar to heat your hot water is the easiest and most cost effective way to save money on your energy bills. With the amount of sun we have in the Algarve and some solar panel solutions lasting 20 years or more it makes too much commercial sense to ignore.
  • ·         Solar Pool Heating -  Combining solar panels with a heatpump or using stand alone panels can extend your rental season or provide swimming comfort for your off season visit in those months where it is hot enough to sunbathe but not to bathe!
  • ·         Solar Supplemental Home/Villa Heating for Underfloor and Radiant Technologies - If you already have wet underfloor, radiators, or fancoils, then your energy bills can be dramatically reduced by combining your traditional heatsource such as gas or high efficiency heatpump with the heat from the sun.
  • ·         Photovoltaic - Solar Panels to Generate Electricity - Portugal like the rest of europe - provides micro-generation grants and great returns for installing photovoltaic panels to generate electricity and selling it back to the grid.

Algarve Pool Heating & Heatpumps

Heatpump Heating and Cooling Solutions

  • ·         Pool Heating  - Using an electric heatpump to heat your pool can be extremely energy efficient. Some heatpumps run at a coefficient of performance (C.O.P) of 6 - which means for every euro worth of energy used, 6 euros worth of heating is generated.
  • ·         Solar Pool Heating  - Combining solar panels with a heatpump or using stand alone panels can extend your rental season or provide swimming comfort for your off season visit in those months where it is hot enough to sunbathe but not to bathe!
  • ·         Heatpump  - Heating for Underfloor and Radiant Technologies - If you already have wet underfloor, radiators, or fancoils, then your energy bills can be dramatically reduced by using a high efficiency inverter air-to-water heatpump. We specialise in MITSUBISHI (ECODAN and City Multi), LENNOX, SANYO, EUROFRED
  • ·         Photovoltaic - Solar Panels to Generate Electricity - Portugal  like the rest of europe - provides micro-generation grants and great returns for installing photovoltaic panels to generate electricity and selling it back to the grid.

Solar, A/C & Heatpump Servicing

Servicing & Maintenance Across the Algarve

  • ·         Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair -  Penguin offers a twice-yearly air con maintenance contract service (for any existing system) to ensure all is in good working order. We of course offer a repair call-out service too, charged at €40 call-out plus labour time & parts to resolve the problem.
  • ·         Solar Heating Maintenance & Repair  - Most solar panels are closed-circulation systems, but limescale / calcium can still build-up in water tanks and significantly affect efficiency. In the Algarve, where water has a very high calcium content, it is not uncommon to find solar systems so obstructed that they are only working by their electric back-up – not via the sun at all.
  • ·         Heatpumps for Pools and Villas -  Maintenance & Repair - Our technicians carry out a series of inspection tests such as checking pipework seals and electrical connections, cleaning all filters and moving parts, and testing all operational modes.
  • ·         Underfloor Heating & Radiators -  Maintenance & Repair - Because underfloor systems are only in use over a short season in the Algarve, the water lays dormant for the rest of the year which can result in stagnation and even bacteria. We use purpose-designed equipment to resolve problems of calcium build-up. A de-scaling pump is connected to your system in order to dissolve limescale and thoroughly cleanse the underfloor pipework. 

Contact:

Penguin Aircon

Avenida 5 de Outubro, N.º 18, Loja B, Estrada de Vale de Éguas

Almancil, Algarve - 8135-033

Email: info@penguinaircon.com

Website: http://www.penguinaircon.com/

 

Telephone: (00351)289 092 595

Service Hotline: (00351) 910 700 777

We're open 5 days a week, from 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday. You can contact our Almancil showroom directly by phoning our service hotline: (00351)910 700 777 or our office line: (00351) 289 092 595

Penguin Air Conditioning is part of the Springboard Services Group: Springboard Lda NIF: 508662265

 

 Contact: Penguin Aircon

Avenida 5 de Outubro, N.º 18, Loja B, Estrada de Vale de Éguas

Almancil, Algarve - 8135-033

Email: info@penguinaircon.com

Website: http://www.penguinaircon.com 

Telephone: (00351)289 092 595

Service Hotline: (00351) 910 700 777

We're open 5 days a week, from 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday. You can contact our Almancil showroom directly by phoning our service hotline: (00351)910 700 777 or our office line: (00351) 289 092 595