green alternatives to gas for heating your bath water

A green alternative to heating your hot water with gas.

Make a difference in your home and the environment by joining the new wave of eco-conscious homeowners. Say goodbye to outdated gas hot water systems and hello to the future of efficient hot water heating with the Apricus All In One air to water heat pump. By using advanced technology and an environmentally friendly refrigerant, you can heat your home’s water efficiently and with minimal impact on the environment.

The perfect fusion of style and functionality! This air to water heat pump effortlessly merges the compressor and hot water cylinder into one unit that complements a modern home. With a hassle-free installation on the exterior of your home, this hot water cylinder and heat pump combination is a dream come true for new builds and an ideal replacement for outdated gas hot water systems.

Hot water heat pumps and energy efficiency.

Hot water or air-to-water heat pumps are similar to the air-to-air heat pumps that are commonly used to heat homes. They work on the same principle of extracting heat from the surrounding air but transfer that heat into water instead of using it to heat a room. The process can be summarised as follows:

  1. The refrigerant absorbs heat from the air.
  2. This heat causes the refrigerant to change from a liquid to a gas in the evaporator.
  3. The refrigerant is then compressed, which increases its temperature.
  4. This hot, pressurised refrigerant then goes through a condenser coil where it turns back into a liquid.
  5. During this process, the refrigerant transfers its heat to the water, which is stored in the hot water cylinder ready to be used on demand.
  6. The liquid refrigerant is then recycled and returns to the evaporator coil to begin the process again.

With it’s incredible efficiency the All In One Heat Pump utilises a small amount of electricity to drive the compressor and fan, while multiplying the naturally occurring energy derived from heat in the air and transferring it to heat water with the aid of the refrigerant. This hot water is then stored in the cylinder for use when you need it. Say goodbye to wasteful electricity usage and costly gas water heating. It’s time to embrace the future of this energy-saving technology!

R290 is considered one of the best choices in refrigerants.

Refrigerants are widely used due to their low critical temperature, pressure, and normal boiling point. However, most of these refrigerants were found to have high global warming potential (GWP) and Ozone depletion potential (ODP). Leakages of refrigerants are found to be the primary source of increased depletion of the ozone layer and global warming, and therefore the type of refrigerant used is of environmental importance when selecting a hot water heating system.

According to studies, R290 is one of the best refrigerants, with negligible global warming potential (GWP), zero ozone layer depletion potential (ODP), high performance, allows the use of reduced mass charge, low generation temperature, and causes no corrosion to metal.

Powered by renewable energy not fossil fuels

The All In One Heat Pump from Apricus Eco runs on electricity, which is predominantly generated in New Zealand through renewable and low-carbon sources such as geothermal, hydro and wind. When compared to gas, the All In One Heat Pump has even lower emissions as it doesn’t require the burning of fossil fuels to heat the water.

The system can be integrated with solar PV, meaning you can maximise your power savings, controlling heat up cycles easily with the built-in timer. By combining the Apricus All In One with your solar energy system, you can utilise energy that would have been sent back to the grid and store it as hot water in your cylinder for use when you need it.

In today’s rapidly evolving world, finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint has become more important than ever. One area where significant progress can be made is in the way we heat our hot water. Traditional methods, such as using gas, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and are not sustainable in the long run. However, there is a green alternative that not only reduces your carbon footprint but also saves on power.