Evolution Energy has developed a revolutionary new way to heat homes using solar power. Their patented Evo Heat Pump is a highly efficient, cost-effective solution that provides instant hot water without the need for fossil fuels or electricity.
This innovative new heating system is a great option for homeowners who want to cut their fuel bills and reduce their environmental impact at the same time.
The Evo Heat Pump works by harnessing the sun’s energy to produce steam which heats up the water in your home’s central heating system. As the water gets hotter, it flows through pipes into radiators where you can enjoy warm showers and baths.
How much will my bill be?
This depends on several factors including:
- Your location – If you live in an area with high levels of sunshine then you may get more free solar energy than if you live in an area that receives less sunlight.
- Your property size – A larger house will use more energy than a smaller one.
- Your usage pattern – You might find that if you only use your boiler during the day when there is no sun you could end up paying less per month.
- Your tariff – Some tariffs offer discounts for customers who install solar panels.
There are many reasons to choose an electric heat pump water heater over other types of systems. In this article, we explain some of those reasons.
Why should I consider an electric heat pump water system?
Electric heat pump water systems have become increasingly popular because they are very efficient and reliable. They also save money compared to conventional gas-fired boilers.
They are also easy to maintain and repair, making them ideal for busy households.
An electric heat pump water system is also suitable for properties that don’t have access to mains electricity, such as holiday homes, rural dwellings and remote locations.
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, long-lasting and affordable solution, then an electric heat pump water is definitely worth considering.
Can I run my existing boiler while installing an electric heat pump?
Yes, you can continue to operate your existing boiler while installing an EVO fusion heat pump solution. However, you must ensure that the temperature of the incoming cold water matches the temperature of the outgoing heated water. This means that you will need to add a thermostatic mixing valve to your existing boiler.
You’ll also need to make sure that the incoming cold water doesn’t exceed 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit).
Is an electric heat pump safe?
Yes! An electric heat pump is completely safe to use and won’t pose any health risks. It’s important to remember that all electrical equipment needs regular servicing and care.
When choosing an electric heat pump, make sure that you buy a unit that complies with the relevant safety standards.
Will my electric heat pump affect my neighbours’ comfort?
No, an electric heat pump does not emit harmful gases as traditional gas boilers do. Therefore, it shouldn’t cause any problems for your neighbours.
However, if you live in a block of flats or a multi-unit building, you may experience noise issues. To avoid this, you can ask your landlord to provide you with earplugs.
Are electric heat pumps eco-friendly?
Absolutely! Electric heat pumps are highly sustainable and eco-friendly. They generate no carbon emissions and consume far less power than conventional gas boilers.
In fact, an electric heat pump uses around half the amount of energy required by a standard gas boiler.
Electric heat pumps are also extremely cost-effective, saving you money every year.
How much will it cost me to install an electric heat pump? How much will it cost me?
The price of installing an electric heat pump depends on several factors including:
- The size of the property
- The type of installation
- The number of rooms
- The location of the property
- Whether the property has been previously installed with a heat pump
- The distance between the property and the nearest electricity source
- The availability of services
- The complexity of the job
- The materials used
- The time is taken to complete the job
- Any additional work needed
What are the benefits of an Evo heat pump?
Here are some of the main advantages of using an electric heat pump:
- No ongoing fuel bills – You only pay for the electricity used during the cooling season
- No running costs – There are no ongoing running costs
- Energy efficiency – At least 70% of the electricity consumed by the electric heat pump is converted into useful heat
- Efficient use of space – The electric heat pump system consumes very little space compared to a traditional gas boiler
- Eco-friendly – In comparison to other forms of the heating solution, electric heat pumps technology are extremely eco-friendly
- Reliable – A properly serviced electric heat pump will run reliably throughout its lifetime
- Warmth – Electric heat pumps are equipped with powerful electronic components which allow them to be programmed to maintain a constant room temperature
- Easy to set up – The automatic switching feature means that you don’t have to worry about setting up the thermostat each day
- Flexible – You can choose whether you want to heat one room or multiple rooms
- Cost-effective – Compared to a conventional gas boiler, an electric heat pump saves you money over the life of the product
Should I install an evap system or heat pump?
There are pros and cons associated with both types of systems. However, many homeowners prefer to invest in a hybrid system because they get the best of both worlds. This is especially true when it comes to comfort and convenience.
An evaporative cooler (or ‘evap system) works by blowing cold air across a wet surface, such as a pad of ice. As the water evaporates, it absorbs heat from the surrounding environment.
A heat pump works in exactly the same way but instead of using ice, it uses a refrigerant to absorb heat from the surroundings.
Both systems offer excellent levels of comfort and convenience. However, there are a few key differences between the two.
Heat Pump Pros
- Heat pumps are highly energy efficient
- They provide instant heat
- They require less maintenance than evaporative coolers
- They can be controlled remotely
- They can be programmed to switch off automatically if the house isn’t occupied
- They can be used to add extra warmth to your home without having to raise the thermostat
- They can be fitted to any existing ductwork
- They can be retrofitted to existing homes
- They won’t need regular servicing unlike evaporative coolers
- Heat pumps aren’t suitable for every situation
- They may not be able to cope with extreme temperatures
- They may not fit in all areas
- They require a lot of space
How do I know what size heat pump I need?
The amount of space available in your home will determine the size of the heat pump required. If you live in a small apartment or townhouse then you should consider installing a smaller unit. Conversely, if you live in a large family home, then you might benefit from a larger unit.
The size of your heat pump will also depend on the number of people living in your household. For example, if you have a single occupant, then you will probably only need a medium-sized unit. Alternatively, if you have three or more occupants, then you will likely require a larger unit.
When choosing a heat pump, make sure that you take into account the square footage of your property. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the length of the longest wall in your home by 0.8. This gives you a rough idea of the total area of your property.
How much does it cost to install a heat pump?
Depending on where you live, installation costs vary greatly. In some parts of Australia, heat pumps are relatively inexpensive to install, while in others, they can cost hundreds of dollars.
In general, heat pumps are cheaper to install than other forms of central heating. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t expect to pay a fair bit of money upfront.
If you decide to go down the heat pump route, you will need to factor in the initial purchase price of the unit plus installation costs.
If you want to save even more money, you could opt to buy an already installed unit. These units are usually sold through specialist dealers who specialise in selling heat pumps. You can find out more about buying a pre-installed unit here: How to buy a pre-installed heat pump.
Should I choose a solar-powered heat pump?
Solar power has become increasingly popular over recent years. It offers many benefits including being eco-friendly, affordable and reliable.
However, before you invest in a solar-powered heat pump, you should first check whether the electricity generated by the sun is sufficient to run the unit. The best way to do this is to measure the output of your roof.
You can use a device called a ‘solar meter’ which measures the amount of energy management produced by the sun.
Alternatively, you can simply look at your monthly bill and compare it against the average monthly cost of running a standard electric heater.
If you find that the amount of electricity generated by the sun isn’t enough to keep your heat pump running, then you should think about switching to another form of renewable energy such as wind or hydropower.