Every home needs hot water and most people want to reduce their cost of living. So, prioritising an efficient hot water system makes sense in all homes being designed. This is even more important when the entire build is aiming for low energy consumption or even Passive House certification, where there is a maximum energy per m² allowed.
Prominent examples of these homes with a Reclaim system include the Director of the Passive House Academy NZ, Dr Kara Rosemeier’s own home in the Far North, and multiple Architype Architecture designed homes in Dunedin and South Otago.
The specification of Reclaim CO2 Hot Water Heat Pumps has increased dramatically with more focus on energy efficiency, cost control and householder comfort, whilst avoiding the significant environmental impacts of fossil fuel instantaneous gas water heaters.
These high-performance hot water heat pumps deliver up to five times more heat output compared to the energy used by a standard electric cylinder or gas water heater. All whilst not compromising on the amount of hot water available and recovery time during times of high demand.
“The Reclaim CO2 Hot Water Heat Pump provides up to 700L of hot water at 63°C per day, every day, whatever the weather. This is more than enough for even the heaviest household users of hot water,” says Marcus Baker, Managing Director of Apricus Eco Energy. “People living in these high-performance homes will be warm and comfortable, whilst having minuscule power bills. A good portion of these savings on power bills can easily be applied to any home by specifying a Reclaim CO2 hot water heat pump. Because hot water is 45% of the total power bill in a new home, the reduction in running costs are immediate and permanent, whatever the home design.”
To find out more comparative information, read Getting into Hot Water: The guide to lower cost, more sustainable hot water
Get in touch with Reclaim to get support to design their hot water heat pumps into projects and to help clients reduce their cost of living and environmental footprint.