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I am really enjoying the Hydrothermal as I really enjoyed the consistency of hot water and cheeper power bill.
The power bill has dropped as well from my previous hot water system and the water is Always hot and I can’t complain.
The cost of it was reasonable as well.
So far very happy!
Energy bill is down about 150 bucks per quarter. So it should pay off itself within a few years time. Works very well so far! I would recommend this unit.
Overall an energy efficient unit
Very noisy. Take hours to get to set temperture once you have utelized hot water.
e.g. A bath takes in excess of 3 hours. Overall seems very energy efficient. Priced well.
Practical, efficient energy user,
Copes well with demand, had to adjust timer only once, Regulates water temperature well, we are very happy with the Hydrotherm’s functionality, does need an external position due to operational noise
Works well...mild hum, screws rusting.
Works well, not sure about any improvements in power consumption as yet. Installed 6 months ago and external screws have rusted quite a lot. Not sure if this reflects the quality inside the unit. We are 200m from the beach.
Will never buy any other hot water system! Hydrotherm is the best!
Since September, 2014, I have had 3 Hydrotherm heat pumps installed at 3 different properties. They have outperformed two other well known brands which I will never have to use again and which I had ongoing problems with which could not be rectified, After researching, I found Hydrotherm and so glad I did - great cost savings and still working a treat. The other systems had numerous problems from the outset. Hydrotherm has not skipped a beat - perfect! When I need to replace other hot water systems, I will immediately go to Hydrotherm and recommend them without any reservations or hesitation! Cost savings in the capital outlay, the running costs and electricity savings.
On economy mode hot water runs out by evening
Should have timer system to switch on and off unit according to need
We have have to run it on Non Economy mode, then continuous hot water is available
Overall very satisfied
Great for our family
We are a family of four and never run out of hot water. The system is working well with our solar to keep our home as energy efficient as possible.
Nice product... But
The plastic lugs that make the insulation hidden within the tank popped out, and it doesn't look great. I suspect this would have a simple solution, but I think it spoils an otherwise good product thus far. Still need yet to see if it is more efficient than off peak meter, or if it can be used on that meter. That information would be good to know based on tests.
Very reliable system
Have not had any problems with this heater , and we do not have solar so it does not cost a lot to run.
Only thing I found it is a bit loud when it comes on at night.
We have never had any issues with this system or shortage of hot water. Looks great too. This was by far the best value for money we could find. Highly recommend it.
Runs on the smell of an oily rag
Cannot believe how good this hot water system turned out to be. In the first quarter after (winter) installation my electricity bill went down by over $250. Household of 4 adults.
I don’t have solar power, just full-tariff regular QLD electricity. I also haven’t bothered to fiddle with settings yet to make it only run in daytime (when more heat is in air). Tweaking winter run times would probably cost me even less!?
Noise of fan running isn’t as loud as people made out. Fist few nights I could faintly notice it. Now, I never do.
Only downside is how expensive tradies are - plumber to install. Around $1300.
Efficient hot water system Thornlands QLD
There's many reason why you would buy a Hydrotherm. Local Australian company, the unit is made of 304 stainless steel inside and out. We saved about $1000 a year in power compared to the old electric hot water system, that's a huge saving. We had some issues that the guys from Hydrotherm fixed for us. Unfortunately we had one problem they couldn't fix which is a leak from the compressors condenser tray. This is a major issue as you have constant water leaking next to the foundations of your house, if you have a concrete slab house like us, then...over time this can cause structural issues. Ultimately we will now have to replace this unit. Overall a good unit, with some flaws that cause the early death of this hot water system. Joe from Thornlands QLD
Cheap Hot Water
We have had our new Hydrotherm hot water unit for nearly six months and think it's great. It heats the water for a fraction of the cost of our old hot water unit, which was set up on a night tariff that wasn't much cheaper than the day tariff. The new hot water unit uses a lot less power than the old unit, and combined with being able to run it only during the day when we are producing our own electricity it's even cheaper. It provides our family of four with plenty of hot water, even with teenage kids who loose all concept of time in the showe...r. The guys at Hydrotherm were great to deal with and delivered the hot water unit on our requested day. The new hot water unit is a little noisier than we had expected, but it doesn't seem to be any louder than the air-conditioning unit next to it. We'd definitely look at buying another Hydrotherm hot water unit if we moved house and the new place didn't have one.
Happy with the product
Unit works well and temperature doesnt fluctuwaite. Only complaint i have is noise and the time it takes to get up to temperature. The salesman was informative and reliable regarding delivery time
Questions & Answers
Just got a Dynamic X8 hot water system. Great Machine. Is it possible to set timers so it runs from 6am-8am, then later on, say 11.30pm-4pm.
That way, we have hot water in the morning ready for peak demand. But majority of heating still happens when ambient air temperatures are at their highest, later in the day.
Question 1. Is it possible to have two timer settings?
Question 2. Would this make a difference to power usage? Or are best best just leaving the settings the way they are (7am - 5pm)
Great questions there, please see the following:
Q1. Yes, you can set up to three different periods with our in-built timers.
Q2. Your power usage is really dependent on how much hot water you are using. Unless you have a high hot water demand, you should be able to get away with just one timer period, between 11:30 and 16:00. This is a good period as you said, because it’s the hottest times of the day. One thing to note is that because there is little heat loss of the stored hot water, heating the 260L of hot water should be sufficient until the next day. Obviously this won’t be the case if you’ve used up the hot water.
If you need assistance with setting the timers, please give us a call on 1300 769 904 or see the following link:
The Hydrotherm Team
Do you provide Hydrotherm hot water unit and installation in Sydney area?
I am living in Sydney , but what I heard is you only provide this heat pump unit in QLD.
Please let me know which company provides this unit in Sydney. Many thanks.
Thanks for getting in touch. We certainly do provide heat pumps in Sydney. Please can you give us a call on 1300 769 904 or email to email@example.com with your details so we can follow this up for you.
The Hydrotherm Team.
Just wondering if anyone can tell me exactly (or even approximately) how much power the Hydrotherm pulls?
I know it must be connected to 240V mains.
But looking to run it through a solar system.
Any help is much appreciated.
The DYNAMIC/X8 draws a max of 0.9kWh, it depends on the stage of the heating cycle. In the majority of households, we'd recommend using the factory default timers of 09:00 to 17:00.
The Hydrotherm Team
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