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Hot Water Heat Pumps vs other forms of heating

When it comes to comparing Hot Water Heating solutions, there are significant advantages in using Heat Pump transfer technology. Heat Pumps have been endorsed as one of the most effective forms of heating by Government agencies and consumer advocacy groups alike. Here are some of the reasons why Hot Water Heat Pumps are ideal for swimming pool heating, underfloor heating and domestic hot water systems:

Energy Efficient

A Heat Pump is like a fridge working in reverse, using free heat extracted from the ambient air and then efficiently transferring it to the water. Because the electrical input does not generate heat but just moves the free heat to the water, they are incredibly energy efficient compared to other forms of heating.  That’s why Government agency EECA (Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority) has listed Heat Pumps as one of the most energy efficient forms of heating in New Zealand. Our Hot Water Heat Pumps have an average efficiency of 500% – now that’s efficient!

Environmentally Friendly

Because Heat Pumps are using renewable energy (air), they are safer and cleaner to run than fossil fuel burners and can lower C02 emissions by up to 70% (compared to gas and diesel burners). With a long product life expectancy and today’s use of certified Ozone Safe refrigerants, Heat Pumps are the natural choice for making our planet a cleaner, greener environment for future generations. 

Lowest Running Costs

Due to their high energy efficiency, Hot Water Heat Pumps have an extremely low cost of operation and are ideal for applications such as swimming pool heating, underfloor heating and domestic hot water systems. Typically, for every 2kW of electric input you receive 10kW worth of heat. While the initial investment in a Heat Pump may be larger than some alternative heating solutions, the long term savings on energy use are far greater. The table below illustrates the cost savings that can be made in comparison to other heat sources.

Consistent Performance from -10C to +45C

Our Hot Water Heat Pumps have been specifically designed for New Zealand conditions and continue to perform efficiently in temperatures ranging from -10C to +45C. When the ambient temperature falls below 6C, Performance Plus Heat Pumps automatically initiate a de-ice cycle when required, removing any ice from the evaporator coils. This means you'll continue to enjoy Hot Water all year round no matter where you are or what the weather's doing outside.

Safeties and Controls

All Performance Plus Hot Water Heat Pumps are fitted with protection systems to prevent damage in the event of a malfunction. In the case of our swimming pool Heat Pumps, our purpose-built flow switches ensure the Heat Pump cannot operate without water flow. If a problem is identified, the unit will automatically shut down before any damage can occur.