Solar Hot Water Systems
Pump Hot Water Systems are an Australian
invention that has been on the market since the 1980's. The original
product was the Quantum
Heat Pump. Heat
pumps are simply one of the most efficient and economical water
heaters available, and the cheapest solar hot water system to install.
What does this mean for you?
You'll save up to hundreds of dollars a year on energy, compared
with a standard electric system.
Operation. Heat pumps
work 24 hours a day, extracting heat from the ambient air, so you'll
always have lots of hot water. No, it doesn't run ALL the time-
only when it needs to heat water. ;-).
Installation. Your heat pump
is a breeze to connect. There's nothing to go on
the roof. If you're replacing an existing electric hot water system,
the connections are the same. Some models, such as the Stiebel
Eltron, only require a standard powerpoint connection.
Greenhouse Emissions. Compared with a standard electric
hot water system, heat pump hot water systems will save the verge
family 4 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions from your home.
Government Financial Incentives & Rebates. Both the
Federal Govenment of Australia, and a number of State Governments,
recognise the efficiency of the Heat
Pump Water Heaters, and provide finncial incentives
to support your purchase. Basically, if it's a new installation,
or replacing an electric system, you're in business. Australia-wide,
the Federal Government REC's (Renewable Energy Certificates) will
subsidise your purchase. The amount varies with area and model,
but in many areas, the REC's are currently worth around
$1,000. In some State jurisdictions, there is a further
how does the a heat
pump water heater system operate? Fortunately, it's not rocket science.
The principle is the same as the one that powers your refrigerator,
air conditioner, or reverse cycle air conditioner (also
known as a heat pump). Heat is collected from one space, and released
into another. In the case of your refrigerator, the heat inside
the fridge is collected, and moved into the kitchen. In the case
of your air conditioner, the heat is extracted from your room, and
pumped to the outside of your home. When your reverse-cycle air
conditioner is working in winter, it is extracting the heat from
the ambient air outside, and pumping it into the house.
what a heat pump water heater does. It takes the heat from the ambient
air, and uses it to heat your hot water. Here's the counter-intuitive
part. Even below freezing, there's still plenty of heat available.
You actually have to go down to minus
273.15C to reach absolute zero, where
there is no heat. The advanced design and refrigerant used in the
Quantum, means it happily keeps producing economical hot water for
you, all the way down to at least -10C. And it doesn't stop when
the sun goes down- it will work 24/7 to save you money.
Quantum was a pioneer in the field, in recent years many other heat
pump hot water systems have entered the market, including Solahart,
Dux, Rheem and Siddons, to name a few. As a result of major advances
in design, products such as the German-manufactured. Stiebel
Eltron heat pump are now both quieter than the
Quantum, as well as being more efficient. The extra efficiency of
the Stiebel heat pump hot water system isn't just a claim, it's
measured by the number of RECs that can be created and claimed,
and that's directly linked to how much electricity is expected to
be saved. Stiebel Eltron have been manufacturing heat pump hot water
heaters in Germany for over 30 years.
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