Solar pumps up the heat savings
This winter is going to put a huge strain on heating systems as households continue to bunker down during the COVID-19 coronovirus crisis.
Hot water is one area where households can achieve significant results by adopting modern, efficient and green technology.
“Solar panels combined with the latest-generation heat pump can smash winter power bills,” a spokesperson for Adelaide’s Sharpe Energy Hub explains.
“Often people take for granted that heating hot water will account for over 25 per cent of their power bill but this doesn’t have to be the case.”
Sharpe Energy Hub recommends households weigh up the cost of continuing with an old, inefficient electric or gas heating system. This can easily top $1700 a year.
“The latest heat pumps cost less than one third as much to run plus can earn rebates from various authorities,” says the Sharpe spokesperson.
“Costs are even less if the heat pump is fitted to a solar system. Add battery storage and the running costs are negligible.”
A heat pump operates in the reverse to a refrigerator. It transfers the heat in the air outside the unit to the water stored inside through a heat exchange system. Basically it moves heat rather than generates heat and that is where the cost savings lie.
One of Sharpe’s most popular hot water heat pumps is the EvoHeat Evo270, which is compatible with battery power, such as the Tesla Powerwall 2.
The Evo 270 is compact and easy to install. Its monitoring app allows the homeowner to manage its operation to achieve best performance and cost savings.
Sharpe Energy Hub also supplies and installs the Stiebel Eltron hydronic heat pump. This German technology is a new, green way to heat entire houses at minimal cost.
The new generation of water and house heaters is eligible for Government-backed, zero-dollars-upfront finance, offered through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. This is a great option for those who want to fast-track their green transition but don’t want to touch savings or credits cards.
Sharpe Energy Hub consultants can talk through the options, including finance.
All systems are installed and serviced by Sharpe’s own technicians, not subcontractors, to give reassurance regarding warranties and guarantees.
This is backed by the experience and knowledge of 39 years in business.