Hot Water Retrofits

Many New Zealanders are learning about the incredible benefits of switching to a hot water heat pump system, but already have a hot water cylinder in place.

Paying for an entirely new system can feel wasteful and overly expensive when there’s already a working system available. Some Kiwis will instead prefer for their current system to become defunct before making the switch.

Fortunately, there is a best-of-both-worlds alternative.

Retrofitting a hot water heat pump

A hot water heat pump retrofit allows you to keep your existing hot water cylinder, but take advantage of the energy- and cost-savings made possible by a hot water heat pump system.

Lite Energy uses the highly efficient Black Diamond Hydrobox Hot Water Heat Pump, an industry-leading technology that promises lower power bills and less of an environmental impact for Kiwi homes. This system can be installed in new builds, or as a retrofit for homes that already have a hot water cylinder in place.

This model has been developed locally for New Zealand conditions, and offers a variety of benefits for your home:

  • Operates in -15°C to 45°C ambient temperatures
  • Can heat a full 180L cylinder in 2.5 hours (normal tanks take up to 3.5 hours in winter)
  • Cost effective with a payback period of 3 years
  • Heats potable water to over 60°C
  • High efficiency
  • Three modes of operation

The Black Diamond Hydrobox is the easy answer for homes looking to cut their energy use and power bills without removing an existing hot water cylinder.

Use Lite Energy to install a Black Diamond Hydrobox

Lite Energy truly believes in making Kiwi homes more eco-friendly and energy efficient, and we love to retrofit the Black Diamond Hydrobox to help make that happen. Our team is experienced in retrofitting hot water heat pump systems, will show up on time, and talk you through the controls before we leave.

Freephone 0800 LITE NRG (548 3674) or get in touch via our contact page to chat about these systems and have one installed in your home.