Did you know thermal energy in the outside air can be used to keep your home cosy in winter? Immerse yourself in comfort using an air sourced or geothermal heat pump to bring the sun’s warmth into your home.
What is solar hydronic heating?
Solar heating is more than black shiny panels perched on rooftops. An air sourced or geothermal heat pump is one of the most cost-effective ways to harness the sun’s energy and convert it into home heating. Not only can it supply your home heating, it can be used to supply your hot water system too.
If you are looking for even more cost and environmental savings, a solar hydronic system can also be used to cool your home in the warmer months.
The really great news is that the running cost of a heat pump is far cheaper than using electricity or gas to heat, or cool, your home.
Combine a heat pump with rooftop PV panels to feed into a hydronic heating system and you have an off-grid, natural heating solution.
Heat pumps are environmentally friendly, healthy and cost-efficient. They work by harvesting thermal energy in the air (an air-source heat pump) or the ground (a geothermal or ground source heat pump).
Air-source heat pumps have been used reliably around the world for decades. Now everyone’s catching on as demand grows in Melbourne for greener heating solutions. Learn how solar heat pumps work.
Why choose solar hydronic heating?
- Environmentally friendly – heat pumps move heat rather than create it by burning fuel, so you’ll have a lower carbon footprint.
- Cheaper to run – heat pumps use less energy than electric or gas heating systems.
- Off-grid lifestyle – combine a heat pump with solar PV panels to heat your home without using retail electricity.