With a distinct chill in the air in the early mornings and evenings now, people are wise to start looking for answers to their winter heating. The Waikato is a blessed area enjoying numerous agricultural strengths and a varied temperature range of around 26c in summer and dropping all the way down to an average 10c in winter. Although the Waikato is a great place to live, we also experience a large number of days in winter subject to frosts and fog.
When you live in a sheltered, inland area like the Waikato how do you choose the most efficient way of heating your home? And, what brand is best to consider?
Hamilton Plumbing installs heat pump units regularly in the months leading up to winter. One of our latest installs was in fact for a Bosch Compress 3000. Why was a Bosch Compress 3000 fit for the job?
Our clients were looking to increase the space they had in their home and heat their home. They came to us thinking they needed to purchase two products – one to heat their water for showers, dishes etc and one to heat their home. We discussed what their requirements were and they chose the Bosch Compress 3000.
Bosch, as a brand, has been a popular choice for people all over the world due to their reliable technology and cutting edge design. The Bosch Compress 3000 is an air to water heat pump water heater which uses thermal energy (similar to reverse cycle refrigeration). Using the heat found in the atmosphere it produces hot water for your household water supply. Because it draws heat from the surrounding air it means the Bosch Compress 3000 will work all year round.
All year round you ask? Yes! Even when the temperatures plummet and you feel like you’ll turn into an icicle from the cold, your Bosch Compress 3000 will still produce hot water for your family’s use. In fact, if by a fluke of nature, the temperature was to drop as low as -7°C, your Bosch Compress 3000 would continue to heat your water and home for your family. It can handle such low temperatures because it comes with an optional electrical back up system. This means that electrical backup system will kick in when it cannot extract energy from the air.
Do you need to worry about the electrical backup system? No! When the backup system is engaged, it uses far less electricity than conventional models that run on electricity 24/7. It only uses electricity when it can no longer extract the energy from the air during extremely cold temperatures.
If you have invested in solar power, then you will find comfort in knowing that if you install a Bosch Compressor 3000 it is compatible with solar power systems. This means that if you do need a backup system to kick in in colder weather, you can draw from your solar power and have no requirement for grid based electricity to keep your home with hot water.
The Bosch Compress 3000 really does embody flexibility and cost savings for your family. Not only can you receive hot water, but also heating from having the Bosch Compress 3000 installed at your home.
If you are a family of 3-4 people then the Bosch Compress 3000 will easily handle your hot water demands. It has a holding capacity of 270 litres. If you are a larger family, you may need to consider installing two Bosch Compress 3000’s or talk to us at Hamilton Plumbing and we will discuss your requirements and advise you of your best options.
The Compress 3000 requires easy installation, it gets plugged into a normal electrical socket, so has easy and low cost installation. This also means that servicing the Compress 3000 is economical too. It has smart controls, which allow you to take advantage of cheaper overnight power prices and connection to PV Solar energy generation systems. And, if you are worried that such a large product would make a lot of operational noise, it comes with a noise reduction mode for quiet operation. The Compress 3000 has a slimline, modern minimalist design with a small footprint so you do not need a large outdoor space for it to be installed. Because it is an outdoor unit, this frees up space inside your home that would otherwise be dedicated to a hall cupboard.
So, if you are looking at replacing your current heating products, or wish to combine a warm house with having a hot water supply, talk to Hamilton Plumbing about the Bosch Compress 3000. Along with all the fantastic points discussed above, the Compress 3000 exceeds current New Zealand industry standards for design, operation and safety. The Bosch Compress 3000 will definitely do the job!