The Australian Government have banned the hot water cylinder in Queensland for all new dwellings and are now extending this throughout the country. This is due to the inefficient nature of the electric hot water cylinder. It uses on average 3 x more electricity and therefore produces a lot more carbon emissions than a hot water heat pump.
An Aquafire hot water heat pump is considered just another solar water heater. Solar hot water typically comes from direct UV sunlight whereas the hot water heat pump extracts thermal energy from the atmosphere, which is also heated by the sun. This means it works day and night in temperatures as low as -15 degrees and doesn't need to switch to an electric element when there is insufficient sunlight.
We have a range of models for both residential and commercial use that use approximately 66% less electricity than if you directly heat your water with an electric element, which is the traditional way of heating water in NZ.
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