Heat pumps extract heat from the surrounding environment and use it to warm water in a tank. By utilising the ambient air temperature, they are able to achieve a high level of energy efficiency.
Heat pumps work a bit like a refrigerator in reverse. Air is drawn into the heat pump’s evaporator. The extracted heat is then transferred to a refrigerant gas, which is then drawn into a compressor. The compressor increases the pressure, which, in turn, increases the temperature. A heat exchanger then transports the hot gas refrigerant through a series of pipes to heat the water. The hot water is then transferred into the tank where it is stored ready to use.
Being more efficient and environmentally friendly than other hot water systems, heat pumps now attract federal and state government rebates. Thermann heat pumps utilise the latest technology from all over the world and adapts it to suit the Australian market.
Heat Pump technology can be up to 5 times more efficient than that of standard hot water technologies as well as a significant decrease in carbon footprint. Finally, because heat pumps store hot water inside of a tank, hot water can be enjoyed at mains pressure.
If you're looking for a more sustainable hot water solution that will deliver long term energy savings, then a Thermann Heat Pump is an ideal choice. However, there are a number of other considerations you'll need to take into account.
Because heat pumps extract heat from the environment, they tend to be more efficient in warmer climates. If you're located in the southern states of Australia, this should form part of your purchase decision. That being said, Thermann heat pumps will continue to produce hot water all the way down to -10°C (Thermann Split Heat Pump).
Another potential consideration is that heat pumps do require occasional servicing to ensure they're operating at maximum efficiency.