Heat Pumps: What You Need to Know

Heat Pumps: What You Need to Know

There are many different types of hot water systems, with most readily available to be installed in homes and businesses throughout the Perth area. It’s important to consider the needs of your household or family before investing in a hot water system for your new home, or replacing an existing system: house size, number of occupants, water usage, and energy requirements are all key points to consider.

Heat pumps are a relatively new addition to the market, and use renewable energy to heat the water in your home. Using solar energy combined with an electric boost, hot water pumps can save Perth households up to a third on energy bills, as compared to traditional electric or gas hot water systems. Heat pumps work by sucking energy in from the air outside your home, and transforming it to heat your water.

If you are looking for a system that not only promotes energy savings but is also much better for the environment than your average electric or gas hot water tank, then a solar hot water pump may be a great option for you. The emission of greenhouse gases is significantly lower due to the setup of the system, and the increase in renewable energy produced.

Despite the use of renewable energy, solar panels and roof space are not required to install a heat pump system – yet another benefit. Fitters and repairers can easily install a heat pump in your home as the solar pumps use the same connections as electric hot water systems. There are many different types of heat pumps, and several different companies offering different models. Prices across the market vary, and different heat pumps are suitable for different homes.

Hot water pumps are perfect for Perth homes as they are most effective in warmer climates. When the pumps act to heat your water, if the air outside is already warm, less energy will be used to carry out the process – whereas in colder climates, more energy is expended and a greater cost will occur. The initial purchase of a solar hot water pump can be costly – up to a few thousand dollars – but the cost is offset by considerably low ongoing costs as compared to traditional systems.

Want to talk to a professional about whether a heat pump might work for your home and family? Get all the details and make sure your hot water system is installed and ready to go for the winter. Reach out to Tap Doctor WA Plumbing & Gas today on our website or give us a call on 1300 130 827.

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