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Ecogenica 260FR: A Comprehensive Review

By Jesse-Aaron Raiz

October 25, 2023

Hey everyone, Jesse here from Freehotwater.au. I’m excited to bring you an in-depth review of the Ecogenica 260FR Heat Pump Hot Water System. We’ve received numerous inquiries about this model, especially its suitability for different home sizes, so let’s dive into the specifics.

The Ecogenica 260FR is a single-unit system, standing out in a market dominated by split units, which tend to be more efficient. It’s designed for efficiency and compactness, making it a prime choice for homes with limited space. But is it the right choice for your needs? Let’s explore.

Specificiations

  • Capacity: Ideal for up to 6 people. If your household is smaller, you might consider a more compact model.
  • Recovery Rate: Approximately 70 minutes from empty to fully heated water.
  • Noise Level: Slightly louder than split units at 50 decibels.
  • Efficiency: Performs well in temperatures as low as -7°C.
  • Refrigerant: Uses R290 (propane), known for its low environmental impact.

Performance Comparison

In terms of single unit systems, the EcoGenica ranks third in the market. It competes closely with the 220-liter Emerald and 270-liter Emerald systems, both of which are budget-friendly but offer excellent performance.

Environmental Impact

A key highlight of the EcoGenica 260FR is its use of R290 refrigerant. With a global warming potential significantly lower than traditional refrigerants, it stands as an environmentally conscious choice. It’s long term GWP of 0.02 (over a 100 year period) is even less than CO2. 

Warranty and Support

EcoGenica offers a robust warranty for their systems, a reassuring aspect for consumers. Unlike some brands that vary warranties between single and split units, EcoGenica maintains consistent coverage, reflecting confidence in their technology.

They offer 7 years on the tank, 5 years on the compressor and 2 years labour.

Conclusion:

The EcoGenica 260FR is a noteworthy contender in the single unit system market, especially for those with space constraints or environmental considerations. While it may not suit larger households, its performance, environmental credentials, and warranty make it a strong choice for many.

Installation Photos

Below are some quality installations from our fully licensed tradesmen. Interested in upgrading your system as well? Fill out the enquiry form below or click the ‘apply now’ button on your right and we’ll be in touch :). 

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Jesse-Aaron Raiz

I am the owner of freehotwater.au, lewater.au and our umbrella group Gridless.com.au.

My goal is to provide clear and transparent information about energy efficiency products, mainly heat pumps, air conditioners and solar.

As a business I provide my customers a 5-star service, with the objective of providing the best systems in terms of efficiency and warranty at the best prices. Basically, I want to provide the best value possible.

I train jiu-jitsu 1-2 times per day, and can easily destroy my brother Zach in ping pong or jiu jitsu, any day of the week. Do not listen to him if he says he got a 10-game win streak at ping pong in hawaii, this is clearly nonsense and should not be taken seriously.

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Reasons to Upgrade:

Our heat pump is the most efficient on the market, with a COP of 5. This means it is 5 times more efficient than old electric resistance hot water systems. Here are some of the most common reasons our customers choose to upgrade:

💰 Your tank is old or about to break and it needs replacement.
⛽️ Your tank is new but inefficient
🤑 You want to drastically reduce your hot water bill by up to 81%
🌏 You want to reduce your burden on the environment
😭 Your water is not hot enough
🤴 You want a system with the best warranty and best efficiency in the scheme. You deserve it.
💀 You want a free system worth $5030. 

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