Although electricity is required to run heat pumps, the quantity of the heat generated and used inside the home far outweighs the amount needed. Providing that the system has been well- designed and installed, it could operate at up to 500% efficiency.
As they are designed to rely on the Earth’s natural heat to provide warmth to the home, hydronic heat pumps can significantly reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. This is why they are the preferred choice for those looking to live sustainably or even off-the-grid.
With so many benefits on offer, from reduced greenhouse gas emissions to highly efficient operation, rest assured that a heat pump will tick all your boxes. These units can even be retrofitted to an existing hydronic heating system if desired.
In general, there are two types of heat pump on the market. An air-source unit utilises a fan to draw in air from the outside, which then flows over coils and warms them up, evaporating the refrigerant inside. The resulting warm water is sent through the hydronic system to heat the house. A geothermal unit utilises ambient heat to warm water that moves through a network of underground pipes.
In some situations you may also need to install an offset power source to ensure that your hydronic heat pump can provide your home with warmth whenever it’s required - at all times of the day or night. Solar panels or a gas boiler are the preferred backup power solutions.
Another of the main reasons why heat pumps are rising in popularity for hydronic heating systems is that they offer an incredible life expectancy of around 15 years. Because of this, most manufacturers also offer a longer warranty period (of around 5 years) for your peace of mind.
Ensuring that your heat pump operates as efficiently as possible requires that you have selected the right unit for your needs, that you’ve selected the right energy source for where you live, that a low-temperature heating system has been designed, and that it has the correct flow rates. As such, we highly recommend installation by our team of licensed installers.
Cambro is proud to bring the highest quality European technology to homes across Melbourne. With our focus on premium service and luxury finishes, we are an excellent choice for your project.
We work with you at every step of the way, helping you choose the perfect option for your home before offering professional installation.
Each unit that we install – from underfloor heating to radiators – comes with a 6 year workmanship warranty for your peace of mind.
With a reputation built on over 50 years’ experience, you can be confident that Cambro is the right choice for your family.
Yes! Even in super cold conditions (we’re talking as low as –20oC) the unit will still operate efficiently and economically. Whilst a backup booster heater can be of great help in such conditions, high flow temperatures can still be achieved without one.
If you are planning to stay in your home for a while and are looking for a power source that is both economical and environmentally friendly, heat pumps are the clear winner over gas boilers. If you are still unsure of which way to go, please get in touch with our team.