Heat pumps

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Heat pumps

Postby butterfly » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:06 am

Hi to everyone. I'm new to this forum but I'm very interested in being involved in the promotion of renewable energy.
I've had a solar hot water system since 1982, a Solarhart. It's served me well and is still going strong. However, I'm looking to update to a system that works all year round and allows me to make better use of the abundant solar energy that surrounds us.
My questions are: What is a heat pump and how does it work? How well will it work in the Dandenong Ranges (I'm surrounded by Bush)? Do I need anything else to ensure year-round hot water?
If anyone can answer these questions in user-friendly terms, I'd be thrilled.

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Re: Heat pumps

Postby MichaelB » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:56 am

Hi butterfly,

Welcome to the forums!

Regarding heat pumps, we have a detailed article here which should answer your questions.
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