Heat Pump Water Heating
Heat Pumps use the same technology to heat water as is used to heat rooms. Heat Pump systems only use electrical energy to “move” the heat – they don’t actually ‘make” heat. This makes heat pump systems much more efficient than traditional electric or gas water heaters.
- A well designed and installed system uses less energy than standard electric cylinders
- Some Heat Pump water heating systems can also give you ‘central heating”. They do this by pumping warm water from the hot water tank around a system of under-floor heating pipes. Some other systems can be used to heat a hot tub, spa or swimming pool more cheaply than using and electric heater.
How they work
Heat Pump water heaters use energy from the outdoor air or ground to heat water, which is stored in an insulated hot water tank. The actual efficiency that you would get from a heat pump water heater depends on the make of the system, the quality of the installation, the average temperatures where you live and the location of the compressor unit.
There are two different types of heat pump water heater:
- Split systems
Split systems have the compressor unit outside and the hot water tank generally inside, although that tank can also be located outside the house separate from the compressor. In some cases you can use your existing hot water tank.
- All-in-one units
All-in-one units have the compressor and tank together and the whole system usually sits outside.
Contact Air Con today for a free assessment on your Heat Pump Hot Water needs.