As the world continues to struggle with the impacts of climate change and the resign cost of living, heat pumps are gaining a huge degree of popularity as energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions for homes and businesses alike.
As with any technology, choosing a reliable heat pump is crucial to ensuring both consistent performance and long-term savings for both you and your household.
But where to begin in determining which heat pump is best – and perhaps most reliable – for you?
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the different types of heat pumps available at G-Store, discuss their costs and benefits, the broad range of factors that contribute to good reliability, and highlight the most reliable options recommended by our award-winning HVAC team at G-Store.
Ready? Let’s get going.
What does a heat pump do?
A heat pump is a device that uses contemporary technology to transfer heat from one place to another in a process called a refrigeration cycle. Impressively, a heat pump can extract heat from my sources – whether this be the air, ground, or water – and distribute it to heat (or call) both your home and its various systems and services.
By leveraging the scientific principles of evaporation and condensation, heat pumps can also do something particularly exciting – most models can even transfer heat in low-temperature environments (dependent, of course, on the particular heat pump you choose).
All in all, heat pumps are widely regarded as particularly versatile feats of contemporary technology, and can be used for both space-heating and water-heating purposes. They offer consistent and comfortable heating throughout the year, regardless of the outdoor temperature – and, they can even be reversed to provide cooling during the summer months.
Are heat pumps expensive or costly?
Although the upfront cost of a heat pump may be higher compared to other more traditional heating/cooling systems (such as gas heaters, electric heaters and reverse-cycle air conditioners), it’s important to consider the long-term savings and benefits they offer.
What’s more, heat pumps can even facilitate one of the most long-term cost-effective and energy-efficient hot water solutions on the market.
Of course, as with the installation of any new technology, it’s important to consider which model is right for your needs.
One of the greatest considerations when it comes to making the right decision in this instance, is reliability.
What factors make a heat pump more reliable?
You guessed it: reliability is a crucial factor to consider when choosing a heat pump. Several key factors contribute to determining a particular heat pump’s overall reliability, including – but not limited to:
Build quality: A heat pump with a robust and durable construction is more likely to withstand harsh weather conditions and last longer.
Warranty: A comprehensive warranty ensures that any potential issues or failures will be covered, giving you peace of mind and protection against unexpected expenses.
Brand reputation: Opting for heat pumps from reputable brands known for their quality and reliability reduces the risk of purchasing an inferior product.
Of course, overall reliability of a product can also depend on the quality of your installation, plus the ways in which the heat pump is properly maintained and serviced over time.
Luckily, at G Store, we’ve hand selected the best-of-the-best for you, saving you precious research time, energy and money in the long-run.
Which heat pump models are sold and recommended by G Store?
As a trusted Hot Water Heat Pump retailer with over 15+ years of expertise, G Store is proud to offer a wide range of reliable and efficient heat pumps from reputable brands, including:
- Reclaim Energy
- Stiebel Eltron
Let’s take a closer look at each of these now.
Reclaim Eneregy heat pumps:
Heat pumps by trusted brand, Reclaim Energy are another popular option for reliable and energy-efficient heating/cooling.
Reclaim’s heat pumps create renewable energy from the air, making them a deeply sustainable choice with a wide range of applications, both residential and commercial. What’s more, Reclaim heat pumps are designed to provide optimal performance and can be integrated seamlessly into existing heating systems – a huge plus for homeowners already on the all-electric journey.
With a focus on both durability and reliability, Reclaim Eneregy heat pumps are built to last.
Specialising in energy-efficient hot water heat pumps. Reclaim Energy Japanese-engineered heat pumps use CO2 as a refrigerant, which is regarded as having a relatively low environmental impact as well as excellent thermal efficiency.
Reclaim Energy Hot Water Heat Pump is a top choice for homeowners seeking a reliable heating/cooling solution. This model can significantly reduce hot water energy consumption compared to traditional electric water heaters, resulting in substantial savings on energy bills. With its durable construction and advanced features, choose Sanden and you’ll choose a heat pump that ensures reliable hot water supply all year round.
Rinnai Enviroflo Heat Pump V2 heat pumps:
Designed and manufactured in Australia, the Rinnai Enviroflo range of Electric Integrated Heat Pump hot water systems deliver a comprehensive set of installation configurations perfect for the various site specific requirements around the country. The innovative controller works to maximise hot water availability while using up to 75% less energy*, compared to a standard electric storage tank. They are available in a range of capacity sizes, and can be equipped with magnesium or hard water anodes to further customise their capabilities to suit the application.
A standard feature of the Rinnai Enviroflo is the single element boost, that allows the product to be used in high demand applications or even cold ambient conditions, meaning you will enjoy always hot water all year round.
iStore heat pumps:
The iStore hot water system has been honored with prestigious awards. iStore boasts exceptional efficiency, a stylish and modern design, and incorporates the latest advancements in technology.
If you’re in search of an energy-efficient hot water solution that not only helps you save hundreds of dollars but also significantly reduces your carbon emissions, look no further than the iStore.
With the iStore, you can enjoy significant savings on your hot water bills. The iStore is specifically engineered to meet Australia’s challenging water and climate conditions. They offer a 5-year comprehensive warranty, providing you with complete confidence in the durability and performance of the iStore.
Stiebel Eltron heat pumps:
Finally, G Store is proud to offer a range of Stiebel Eltron heat pumps. This incredible brand, Stiebel Eltron is a renowned German name that’s been at the forefront of heat pump and related technologies for over 90 years.
Stiebel Eltron heat pumps are specifically designed to deliver consistent and efficient heating while concurrently ensuring durability and longevity – a huge positive for homeowners in the current economic climate.
The Stiebel Eltron WPL 15 ACS is a popular choice for both residential and commercial applications. This heat pump model is and air-source heat pump meaning it utilises ambient air external to your building in order to provide heating, cooling, and hot water production. With its advanced control system, high coefficient of performance (CoP), and low noise operation, this is a wonderful heat pump that in turn offers reliable and efficient performance throughout the year, in every season.
As you may well have guessed by now, choosing a reliable heat pump is essential. Opting for reliability over short-term savings is bound to keep your back pocket happier in the long run – just ask our team!
Love the idea of heat pumps but don’t know where to begin in selecting the pump that’s right for you?
Just give our friendly, award-winning G Store Hot Water team a call today on 1300 766 940 and we’ll help get you started.
We can’t wait to speak with you.