air to air - heat pumps
heat pumps absorb heat from air and transfer it to heat water. They run
on electricity but are more efficient than conventional electric water
heaters when used in the right environment. Heat pump water heaters are
used to provide water heating for households and some commercial
heat pump water heater consists of an insulated storage tank and a
heating module. The heating module must be installed outdoors, but
there are options to install the storage tank either outdoors with the
heating module, or indoors separated from the heating module by up to 4
heat pump works to heat water by transferring the intensified warmth
from the air around it into the water, stored in the tank, via a heat
exchange system that works in a similar way to an air conditioner.
<link to How a Heat Pump Works>
emptied, it takes time to reheat to have you back in hot water. Heat
pumps draw less electricity than a traditional electric storage water
heater, and in doing so, are more energy efficient. They do take longer
to heat water, so consider a larger tank capacity to ensure you have
enough hot water when you need it.
pumps are an ideal replacement option for an electric water heater as
they will often use existing plumbing; or as an alternative to solar
where unshaded north facing or limited roof space is a problem as they
don’t require the installation of roof mounted solar collectors.
energy efficient design