Sanden SanCO2 Heat Pump Water Heater

Did you know that the after heating and cooling, the water heater is the second largest use of energy within your home? An inefficient hot water heater can be a big contributor to your monthly bill and to your home’s carbon footprint.

A Leader in Energy-Efficient Heating/Cooling Technology

Sanden has been at the forefront with innovative products to efficiently address this major source of energy use in your home.  Their products include the Sanden CO2 Heat Pump Water Heater, named the SanCO2, the first split-type heat pump water heater available for residential use in the North America which uses CO2-refrigerant. CO2 is a better refrigerant choice vs typical ozone-depleting chemicals or even the newer alternatives which have higher global warming potential. 

You can think of this kind of like a reverse air conditioner. It pulls heat out of the air and puts it into the water. As a highly energy-efficient alternative to the traditional electric or gas water heater, the Sanden CO2 heat pump water heater reduces greenhouse gas emissions and eliminates the production of carbon monoxide.

The SanCO2 heat pump water heater system consists of two parts. The Outdoor Unit, where the hot water is produced, using the CO2 refrigerant to extract heat from the ambient air, and the 60- or 80-gallon Storage Tank, which is usually installed inside the home.



Homeowners Enjoy:

  • A better supply of hot water
  • Low environmental impact
  • Lower monthly utility bills
  • Whisper quiet operation
  • Cool climate performance

Our friends at Hammer & Hand have made a short video which talks about how they used the Sanden heat pump water heater in their Net Energy Positive Madrona Passive House in Seattle Washington.

In Partnership with Nature

Sanden not only cares about how their products perform in your home, they also care about how they are manufactured. Sanden’s Akagi plant is designated as an award-winning model for the coexistence of manufacturing and the environment. Named “Sanden Forest,” our manufacturing facility lies at the base of Mount Akagi, in central Japan, surrounded by woodland with abundant oaks and evergreens, ponds and wildlife. The plant, designed to work in harmony with nature, includes energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting, recycling and waste reduction, environmental initiatives to promote air and water quality in the local area, wildlife habitat improvement projects, environmental education events, and scenic public nature trails. 

Visit Sanden to learn more about their energy efficient water heaters.


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