Heat Pump Hot Water Systems
If you are like most Australian households you are always looking for ways to save on bills. Did you know that water heating accounts for, on average, 25% of a household's energy consumption. An effective way to reduce this figure is to replace your energy hungry gas or electric hot water system an energy efficient alternative. By introducing solar, either with a solar water heater, heat pump, or solar power (PV) system, to the mix you can quickly and efficiently reduce your energy use and your carbon footprint.
Solahart is an industry leader in manufacturing and providing solar solutions for households and businesses. We have been supplying solar solutions locally, and worldwide, since 1953. In that time we have manufactured more than 1 million systems.
Unlike more traditional household energy solutions, like gas and electricity, energy converted from the sun or air is free. A good example of this is the Solahart heat pump. Heat pumps act like a solar water heater minus the collector panels. The Solahart Heat Pump is a smart, energy efficient alternative for areas where a traditional solar water heater may not be suitable. It uses one of the most abundant renewable energy sources, heat from the air, to provide hot water for your family. Instead of harnessing the sun energy directly from sun light, the advanced heat pump technology extracts sun's heat from the air around us.
There is a good chance you are already using this kind of process in your home today. Refrigerators and air conditioners use a similar process only they they extract heat from the room rather than put heat into it. Heat pumps can be thought of like a refrigerator working in reverse. First, ambient air warms a liquid refrigerant converting it into a gas. Next, the gas is compressed (by a compressor) raising it's temperature even further. Finally, this heat is transferred into the storage water via a heat exchanger. The cooler refrigerate now returns to the start and the process begins again.
The beauty of the heat pump technology is that it doesn't rely on sunshine to operate. So it continues to make hot water day or night, in sunshine and rain, all year round. In addition, installation is quick and easy. The heat pump can usually be installed in the same location as an outdoor electric water heater and connected up to the existing plumbing and electrical connections, making it a great replacement for an existing water heater.
For more information on Heat Pumps, call 1300 721 984 to speak with your local Solahart Expert to request a free in-home solar assessment. Or, simply complete the form below and your nearest Solahart Expert will contact you.