What are Hot Water Heat Pumps?

Hot water heat pumps are water warming systems that are extremely energy efficient and provide a continuous supply of warm showers throughout the year. Hot water heat pumps transfer heat energy, rather than converting electricity into heat, meaning that very little energy is wasted in the process. Hot water heat pumps are preferable in many cases to both electric heating systems and solar panel systems because they are energy efficient and do not rely on a steady supply of sunlight to operate, making it possible to have a continuous supply of hot water at all times of the day and during all weather conditions.

Hot water heat pumps work by collecting 'free energy' from the atmosphere, particularly from condensation, using pressure to increase the temperature of the trapped vapour and then using this high-temperature gas to increase the temperature of cold liquid. Although a small amount of electricity is used to drive the vapour compressor in a hot water heat pump, the system is considered to be very energy efficient because the quantity of energy produced is three to five times the quantity of the electricity used.

Hot water heat pumps, therefore, produce fewer greenhouse gases than conventional electric storage systems that continuously use electricity to operate. Additionally, installing a pump system will drastically reduce your energy bills because the main source of energy used is simply collected from the surrounding air. Hot water heat pumps can even be used in below-freezing temperatures, making them one of the most versatile energy-efficient systems.

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