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April 24, 2024

Hot Water Heat Pump: Rheem AMBIHEAT

Hot Water Heat Pump Expert Howard White paints a compelling picture of the AMBIHEAT® technology's value and long-term advantages.

I've seen a lot of changes in the plumbing industry over the years, but the Ambiheat, well, It’s a game-changer. It's a 270-liter capacity heat pump that's not only efficient but smart. What's so fascinating is that it doesn't rely on direct sunlight like traditional solar water heaters. It uses the heat from the surrounding air, which makes it a reliable and sustainable way to heat water. The part that really got my attention is the advanced wrap-around microchannel heating technology. It's designed to heat water evenly and fast. No more waiting for the water to get warm; it's ready from the get-go. Plus, it's suitable for cold climates, with an operating range from -5°C and higher ambient temperatures. That's pretty impressive.

Why choose the AMBIHEAT HDc-270?

In today's environmentally conscious world, transitioning to sustainable household practices is becoming increasingly popular. I've always believed in doing our part for the environment. What's great about the AMBIHEAT is its sustainability features. With a Coefficient of Performance (COP) up to 4.5, it's super energy-efficient. That's a big deal for homeowners looking to save on energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. It's also good to know that most of the AMBIHEAT's parts are made from recyclable metals. That's a step in the right direction towards reducing waste and being responsible towards the environment.

  • Sustainability: Part of Rheem's global commitment to eco-friendly solutions.
  • Efficiency: Innovative heat pump technology that works day and night, irrespective of direct sunlight.
  • Energy Savings: With a high Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 4.5, it's remarkably energy-efficient.
  • Climate Adaptability: Operates efficiently even in cold climates, ensuring a continuous hot water supply.
  • Low Maintenance: Reliable with a 7-year cylinder warranty, providing peace of mind to homeowners.

How does the AMBIHEAT HDc-270 work?

The heat pump system operates by absorbing heat from the surrounding air through an innovative process similar to a refrigerator. This absorbed heat is then transferred into the water heating system, ensuring a continuous supply of hot water, regardless of external conditions.  The Vacation Mode and Timer Control are nifty additions. They make sure you only use as much energy as you need, which is good for your wallet and the planet. I can't forget about the large anodes in Rheem Heat Pump water heaters. They enhance the life of the water heater. That means homeowners can rely on this technology for the long run, and it's another step towards sustainability

Efficient Heat Pump Technology
  • Sustainable Heating: Utilises the heat from the surrounding air, reducing reliance on direct sunlight.
  • Consistent Performance: Operates seamlessly in varying climates, ensuring a reliable hot water supply.
Microchannel Heating Technology
  • Uniform Heating: Ensures even and fast water heating, eliminating wait times.
  • Energy Efficiency: Optimises heat transfer, reducing both water and energy waste.
Versatile for Various Climates and Households
  • 270-liter Tank Capacity: Ideal for larger households, providing abundant hot water.
  • Adaptable Across Climates: Works efficiently in different climates, even at temperatures as low as -5°C.
User-Friendly Design
  • Touch Screen LED Display: Allows easy control and real-time monitoring of the water heater's settings and performance.

How much will Hot Water Heat Pump save me?

Installing this technology translates to 3 to 4 times more heat output. Consider the upfront investment—over a decade, this technology pays for itself. For every $1 you invest, you're getting $3 to $4 worth of heating. I've witnessed a retired elderly lady opt for a heat pump, driven by her commitment to saving the planet. Her return might not be immediate, but for a household with 6 members, the cost savings in power consumption are substantial. For someone with 4 kids relying on an electric hot water cylinder, the potential savings on the power bill are significant. If your typical hot water expenditure is $100, this technology can bring it down to just $34.

Comparison to Electric Water Heaters

Compared to electric water heaters, the AMBIHEAT® HDc-270 offers substantial advantages:

  • Energy Savings: Up to 66% energy savings based on New Zealand government-approved models.
  • Efficiency in All Conditions: Operates efficiently, even during cloudy or nighttime conditions.
  • Reliable in Cold Weather: Includes a backup element for consistent hot water, even in extremely cold climates.

Technical Specifications

For those interested in technical details:

  • Tank Capacity: 270 liters
  • Rated Heat Pump Power Input: 985 watts
  • Element Rating: 2.4 kW
  • Noise Level at 1 Meter: 47 dB(A)

For a complete technical breakdown, download the brochure here.

How to Acquire Rheem AMBIHEAT® HDc-270

For inquiries and installation, reach out to LBWhite at 04 587 1023.

The Rheem AMBIHEAT® HDc-270 hot water heat pump stands as an exemplary choice for those seeking a sustainable, efficient, and technologically advanced hot water solution. Its eco-friendly design, coupled with impressive features, makes it a valuable addition to any home.

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