A cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for household hot water needs
For years, households have relied on geysers to provide hot water. However, this approach is neither cost-effective nor environmentally friendly. That’s why water heat pumps offer an alternative solution that will not only save you money but also help reduce your carbon footprint. By investing in an Alliance Heat Pump, you can cut water heating costs by up to two-thirds.
Now that it’s winter, everyone is taking longer, hotter showers and baths, which translates to greater electricity usage and a more expensive power bill at the end of each month. Electric water heaters (geysers) are the largest energy consumer in domestic homes, resulting in high electricity bills.
A conventional geyser works by heating up a tank of water using an electric element or a gas burner. The heated water is then stored in the tank until it is needed. The geyser continues to consume electricity or gas to maintain the temperature of the water in the tank. On the other hand, a heat pump uses electricity to extract heat from the surrounding air or ground and transfer it to the water. This process is much more energy-efficient than heating water directly with an electric element or gas burner.
Alliance Heat Pumps consume less electricity to provide the same amount of hot water. These heat pumps work on the same principle as air conditioners, extracting ambient heat from the atmosphere but, instead, transferring it to water. Thus, in a normal geyser, 1kW of electrical energy produces just 1kW of heat energy; with an Alliance Heat Pump, 1kW of electrical energy produces approximately 3kW of heat energy, thereby saving you up to two-thirds of your water heating bill. This translates into lower electricity bills and significant cost savings in the long run. By investing in an Alliance Heat Pump, you’ll not only save money but also increase the value of your home.
HEAT PUMPS AND SOLAR PV: ADDED EFFICIENCY
Combining a solar PV system with a heat pump is an excellent way to further reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint. Solar PV systems can provide the electricity needed to power your heat pump, making your hot water system almost completely independent of the grid.
A solar PV system converts sunlight into electricity so that appliances and other electrical devices can be powered. By using solar energy to power your heat pump, you reduce the need for grid electricity. And because heat pumps use far less energy to heat your water, this means that if you have a solar or backup power system, you can use less of it to heat your water and more of it to power other appliances and devices in your home. In addition, excess electricity generated by the solar PV system can be stored in batteries or sold back to the grid during summer when the demand for heating is low. By combining these two technologies, energy costs can be reduced, and carbon emissions can be reduced. They complement each other as well and play a crucial part in the switch to sustainable energy.
With soaring energy prices and a strong probability of more to come, Alliance Heat Pumps in residential properties have become the go-to energy-saving solution for consumers to trim their monthly electricity costs. Overall, using an Alliance Heat Pump to heat your water can be a smart and efficient way to reduce your energy usage and make the most of your renewable or backup power sources and reduce your carbon footprint. Plus, it can increase your home’s value and appeal to potential buyers. It’s time to reconsider your household hot water heating systems: don’t wait any longer – choose an Alliance Heat Pump and start enjoying the benefits today.