Family opts out of gas
We recently disconnected the instant gas hot water service at a Glenside house and installed one of our electric heat pumps. The owners had approached us saying they were sick of the rising cost of gas.
So after a detailed consultation of their situation we installed a 280-litre system suitable for a household of up to six people.
Older electric and gas-powered systems are the most expensive way to heat water. Typical annual running costs can be as high as $1700. The latest heat pumps cost less than one third as much to run plus can earn rebates from various authorities.
A heat pump operates in the reverse to a refrigerator. It transfers the heat in the air outside the unit to the water stored inside through a heat exchange system. Basically it moves heat rather than generates heat and that is where the cost savings lie. Heat pumps are also an excellent replacement option for old electric water heaters as they can often be fitted to existing plumbing.
The heat-pump hot water services we sell and install are compatible with rooftop solar.
Homeowners with gas systems are reaching the crossroads. In the past decade Australia’s wholesale price of gas has nearly trebled, and industry observers have predicted the price consumers pay could double again by 2030.
As a result we are getting an increasing number of inquiries from householders looking for affordable and practical options. Contact us today.