Rheem Ambiheat Heat Pump wins Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence Award

Rheem Australia has been awarded the Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence Award – Home Appliances 2023 award for its Ambiheat HDc-270 Heat Pump.

The Innovation Excellence Awards consider the degree of innovation, how unique and disruptive the solution is in the current market as well as the impact on the target segment. It’s given out yearly following and products are judged on a set criteria and methodology.


The idea behind the Canstar Blue Awards is to help consumers navigate crowded industries to find products, services and brands that have stood out for either customer satisfaction or value for money.

Heat pumps are a smart, energy-efficient and cost-effective approach to water heating. They use the heat in the surrounding atmosphere, acting like a reverse cycle air conditioner ensuring homes have a steady supply of hot water. They use less energy than traditional electric water heaters and are eligible for federal and state government rebates and incentives.

With over 80 years of manufacturing and hot water innovation, Rheem has continuously invested in water heating energy-efficient technologies to help Australians to reduce energy consumption. Years of research and development resulted in the Ambiheat Heat Pump.

“With domestic hot water needs responsible for around one-quarter of household energy use, investing in an Ambiheat Heat Pump is a smart way for Australians to reduce their energy consumption as Ambiheat has been designed to reduce the energy required to heat water by up to 70 percent and 75 percent,” Rheem Australia director of marketing John Collignon says.

Designed and manufactured in Australia, there are several benefits that give the Ambiheat an edge. It boasts a high coefficient of performance (COP), featuring best-in-class energy efficiency with a COP of up to 4.5.2.

Additionally, it comes with a high heating capacity, giving users plenty of hot water for both residential and commercial applications (4kW heating capacity).

The Ambiheat can efficiently work in temperatures from -5°C to +43°. It can typically be installed in the same location as an outdoor electric water heater and connected to the existing plumbing and electrical connections.

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