Heat Pump Hot Water Systems

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Are you looking for innovative technology in hot water heating?

Are you confused about the different types of hot water systems available? We can assure you, that you're not on your own. One of the types available that is a suitable hot water heater for both residential and commercial properties is a heat pump system. This innovative system has considerable benefits over other hot water heater types. and is a popular choice for many Australian households and businesses. Whether you are looking to install a new system, replace your current hot water system, or need your current hot water system repaired the licensed plumbers at Purity Plumbing can help. Our licensed plumbers specialise in hot water systems and can help you with all your hot water heating requirements. We cover all types of hot water heating systems and a wide range of leading brands.

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We guarantee you won't be disappointed with a heat pump hot water system. At Purity Plumbing, we know how important it is to have a reliable hot water system, and can advise and install the perfect system for your residential or commercial needs. As consumers looking for the most suitable hot water heater, it's crucial to understand how it works and the benefits it offers. Heat pump hot water systems have earned a reputation for their energy-efficient approach to heating water, using at least 75% less electricity than conventional electric hot water heaters. With that in mind, you will see significant savings on your monthly energy bills. Another noteworthy benefit of heat pump hot water systems is their ability to supply hot water even in colder climate zones, as they extract heat from the outside air regardless of the temperature. So basically if the outdoor temperature is on the chilly side, you will still be able to enjoy a lovely hot shower.  It's important to note that your unit must be installed in the correct location and position to ensure maximum performance, additionally, keeping it well-maintained with increase its lifespan.

How does a Heat Pump Hot Water System work?

Heat pumps operate through a continuous cycle that involves the evaporation, compression, condensation, and expansion of refrigerant. This process enables the heat pump to effectively transfer heat from the air to the water in the tank. The benefit of this process is that instead of directly generating heat a heat pump hot water system uses electricity to power the compressor and fans, resulting in higher energy efficiency compared to the traditional electric or gas systems. In a nutshell, heat pump hot water heaters work on the same principle as a refrigerator or air conditioner, only difference is it is in reverse. The energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable nature of the heat pump can be increased further if you have a solar power system installed in your home.

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The Operational Principle of a Heat Pump Hot Water System:

  1. Evaporator - It all starts with the evaporator unit, generally located outside or in a well-ventilated area. This unit contains the ever-important refrigerant which is a liquid with properties that allow it to change from liquid to a gas at a low temperature.
  2. Heat absorption - Evaporator coils are exposed to the air and the fan helps draw in the air. As the refrigerant inside the evaporator coils is colder than the air, heat from the air is absorbed by the refrigerant, causing it to evaporate and turn into a low-pressure gas.
  3. Compression - The now gaseous refrigerant is then compressed, and this, in turn, raises the temperature and pressure of the refrigerant.
  4. Condenser - Hot, high-pressure gas is passed through a condenser coil located inside the water tank or nearby. As the hot gas circulates through the coil it releases heat which is transferred to the water in the tank.
  5. Expansion Valve - After the heat has been transferred to the water, the high-pressure liquid refrigerant passes through an expansion valve, which reduces its pressure and temperature preparing it to start the cycle again
  6. Repeating the cycle - The now low-pressure liquid refrigerant returns to the evaporator, where it can absorb more heat from the surrounding air, and the cycle repeats.

Key Benefits of a Heat Pump Hot Water System

  • Energy efficient - compared to traditional electric resistance water heaters
  • Environmentally friendly - producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions
  • Low operating costs - saving you money on monthly energy bills
  • Reliable hot water supply - guaranteed continuous supply of hot water
  • Long lifespan - known for their durability and long lifespan
  • Quiet operation - perfect for areas where noise may be a concern
  • Reduced carbon footprint - decreased energy consumption helps reduce the carbon footprint
  • Versatile - can work in a variety of climates, as they extract heat from the ground and air, installation can be flexible

There are two types of Heat Pump Hot Water Systems

  1. Integrated which has the tank and compressor combined
  2. Split where the tank and compressor are separate.

Comprehensive Hot Water Heater Services

Our licensed technicians offer advice and professional services on all hot water heater systems types, services we provide include installation, repairs, and replacement. We have hands-on experience with the following hot water heaters

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For all your hot water system needs, including heat pump hot water heaters, contact Purity Plumbing on 0432 074 459 or complete the online hot water booking form today.