We’ll take a close look at hot water heat pumps and gas central heating for Wellington homes to help you make a decision.
What is gas central heating?
What is a hot water heat pump?
A hot water heat pump uses the same technology to absorb heat from the surrounding air and transfers it into an Ecodan hot water system which warms the water.
Like the gas central heating system, the water can then flow into radiators to heat each room. Alternatively, your Ecodan hot water system could be hidden under your floor, giving off a radiant heat around your home.
Is gas central heating or a hot water heat pump more energy efficient?
Most gas central heating systems burn gas to heat elements that warm up air or water as they pass over those elements. Some of those gas central heating systems are more energy efficient than others, even within the same company. You may be forced to choose a less energy efficient gas central heating system based on your budget or the layout of your house.
One reason heat pumps are much more energy efficient than other forms of heating is that they don’t use electricity to heat an element that is then used to heat something else. Instead, heat pumps transfer energy, absorbing heat from the outside air and moving it into your home.
That means for every 1 kiloWatt (kW) of power your Ecodan hot water heat pump uses, you can enjoy an average of 3.2kW of heat in return. What an investment.
Compared to typical gas central heating systems with higher running costs and inefficient COPs as low as 0.82, the Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan Hot Water Heat Pump is a much more energy efficient alternative.
Can you heat water with gas central heating?
However you will need to consider annual rental fees for two 45kg LPG cylinders are around $120. Alternatively, the fixed daily charge for piped natural gas can be around $1.30 and none of this is taking into account the actual cost of the gas.
Plus, when you’re building your home you need to set aside $1500 to connect your home to the gas mains. On top of that, you need to think about those hardy, gas delivery people who are lugging those big gas canisters up and down the Wellington hills. That can’t be good for them.
Combine hot water heating with your central heating system
Ecodan hot water heat pumps are made for Wellington.
Way back in the day, one of the biggest complaints about heat pumps was that they stopped working hard when the weather got cold and you needed them most. That’s because around the world heat pumps are primarily used as air conditioners. Not heaters.
Wellington needed heat pumps made to suit our climate.
The Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan Hot Water Heat Pump is made for those cold, Wellington winters. You’ll still enjoy plenty of warm water, even when temperatures drop as low as –15°C. It’s hardly ever that cold in Wellington. After all, we’re all about those unbeatable good days. But it’s nice to know that if it does get that cold along the Wellington Waterfront, you’ll still be toasty inside.
That means a reliable, dependable, energy efficient solution for your central heating and your hot water all-year round.
Are you building a new home in Wellington and want to know more about energy efficient central heating systems? Contact the accredited, Mitsubishi Electric team at Heat Pumps NOW on 0800 461 272 for a free quote and a chat about how you can heat your whole home for less.