For those who are building a home, they will need to need to decide on the best way to keep their house warm as well as how to keep their water warm. There are several different systems that can be used, and people are always on the lookout for the best price and something that uses the least amount of energy. Furthermore, it needs to be relatively easy to install, it needs to not be too expensive to run, and it needs to not be an eyesore. In addition to this, something needs to be chosen that will suit the needs of the individual. For example, someone with a smaller home may need a smaller system and visa-versa. One example of these systems is a heat pump water heater. A heat pump water heater is a system that is growing in popularity because it can work with a variety of sized spaces and it is a great option for those who do not have access to natural gas. Furthermore, not everyone will have access to direct sunlight and so may not have solar power as an option either. Because of these reasons as well as many more, an ever growing amount of people are looking to purchase a hot water cylinder.
What exactly is a heat pump water heater and how does it work?
A heat pump water heater is a system that uses electricity to transfer warmth from the air and into the system. Many people describe the process as the opposite of how a refrigerator would work. There are approximately 25 different models available and they are more energy efficient than other electric options. The warmer it is outside, the more effective this system will be as it is easier for the heat pump water heater to warm the contents of the chamber. Because of this, some people can struggle with this option when they live in areas with very low temperatures. Thankfully there is a way around this in the form of an electric booster. This may cost a little more money but can still be cheaper to use overall than some other warming options. Another downside that people can be bothered by is the fact that it can make a humming noise similar to an air conditioner. Having said this, all that needs to be done is to ensure that the system is installed in an area where the noise is going to impact a household.
How much will a heat pump water heater cost to install?
The price of installation will vary on a case by case basis, but overall it will cost a few thousand dollars. The good news is that there are usually government rebates that can be obtained. This is because this type of system will attract Renewable Energy Certificates (meaning that it is good for the environment). While the prices can greatly vary because of all of the different models that are available and because of the different rebates that may be available, it is known that the installation process will range from $400 – $500 and will need to be installed by a qualified and certified person. While there is a little bit of research to do when it comes to finding the best method for warming a home, it can be seen that there are many benefits to opting for a heat pump water heater. Not only is it an eco-friendly method but it is also relatively well-priced to run. This is why so many people are investing in this option.