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It is hard to imagine not having an instant hot water supply either in your home or business. It's something we take for granted. With the wide range of hot water systems on the market today, how do you choose which one will best suit your needs? Whether you are looking to install a new system or upgrade your current hot water system, the experienced electricians at 1st Call Electrical Services are here to assist you. Our team will collaborate closely with your plumber to ensure a seamless installation process that minimises inconvenience to your home or business.
A heat pump hot water system is a type of water heating system that uses a heat pump to transfer heat from one place to another to heat water. Instead of generating heat directly like traditional electric or gas water heaters, which can be less energy-efficient, a heat pump hot water system uses a heat exchange process. In some climates, the efficiency of a heat pump system can be affected by external temperature variations, and initial installation costs might be higher compared to traditional water heaters. Overall, the energy savings often outweigh the initial investment. It's essential to consider factors such as climate, available space, and installation requirements when choosing a water heating system, but heat pump hot water systems are a popular choice for their efficiency and environmentally friendly operation.
This system operates through a continuous cycle that involves the evaporation, compression, condensation, and expansion of refrigerant. This process enables the heat pump to effectively transfer heat from the air to the water in the tank. The benefit of this process is that instead of directly generating heat a heat pump hot water system uses electricity to power the compressor and fans, resulting in higher energy efficiency compared to the traditional electric or gas systems. In a nutshell, heat pump water heaters work on the same principle as a refrigerator or air conditioner, only difference is it is in reverse. The energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable nature of the heat pump can be increased further if you have a solar power system installed in your home. The three stages of heating water through a heat pump system are:
There are 2 types of heat pump hot water systems to choose from depending on where the system is to be installed and personal preferences and needs. The first is Integrated which has the tank and compressor combined and the second one is Split, where the tank and compressor are separate, regardless of your selection, both options offer advantages that include:
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Reference - https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/heat-pump-water-heaters