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8 April, 2022 - Solar Flow Team Back

What is a heat pump and how does it work?

A heat pump is one of the most efficient water heating systems on the market.

Using heat from the air to heat the water, they use up to 4 times less electricity than traditional electric resistance hot water systems. 

This makes them a great option for many households, especially for those with solar panels as heat pumps can run on solar power and function like a battery. 

A Sanden heat pump.

How do hot water heat pumps work?

Heat pumps use a small amount of electricity to absorb heat from the air and transfer it to water stored inside the tank. 

It’s this method of simply moving heat from the outside air into the water tank, rather than using electricity to heat water like traditional hot water systems do, that makes heat pumps so efficient and cost-effective to run.

Heat pumps and solar power

A heat pump is a great supplement to rooftop solar because it can be set to run when the solar system is generating electricity. This allows households to shift most (if not all) of their hot water energy usage to run on free solar power.

And because heat pumps are so efficient, you should have enough excess solar power available to run your heat pump even if you have other appliances running at the same time, or have a relatively small solar system.

In this way, a heat pump functions like a battery. It uses solar power during the day and stores it in the form of hot water to be used when needed later on.

Solar Flow customers Dave and Jen switched to a heat pump system and were amazed at the savings. You can read a full breakdown of their experience here.

Australia’s best heat pump: The Sanden Eco Plus

If you’re considering heat pump hot water don’t look past the Sanden Eco Plus Heat Pump, one of the most efficient hot water heat pumps on the market. They’re backed by industry leading warranty protections, and have an outstanding reputation for quality.

As Melbourne’s most experienced accredited retailer and installer of Sanden heat pumps, Solar Flow and Sanden can save you up to 80% on your hot water bills.

So whether you’re looking for a quality hot water heat pump for your new home, or looking to replace an old inefficient electric or gas hot water system, get in touch today for a chat and a free, no-obligation quote. Call us on 1300 93 14 24 or send us an email here

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