When owners of a Glenside house called us for options, saying they were sick of the rising cost of gas, we quickly reviewed their situation.
After a detailed consultation, we all agreed a 280-litre heat pump system, suitable for a household of up to six people, was the best option.
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.
With Australia’s wholesale price of gas has nearly trebled in the past decade and expected to double again by 2030, we are getting many inquiries about affordable and practical alternatives.