What are heat pumps?
Heat pumps are electric boilers that extract heat from the surrounding air through a refrigeration cycle. Essentially, these systems utilise electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, similar to a reverse-cycle air conditioner on a heating cycle.
Heat pumps are invented in Australia and are a popular water heating choice among Australian households!
Heat pumps for hot water
In a hot water system, heat pumps use the heat attracted from hot air to heat water in an insulated storage cylinder. Heat pump water heater systems are commonly used in Australia because of their sustainable, energy-efficient qualities.
Because it uses heat from the air and the sun, heat pumps have ‘solar-like’ properties which don’t rely on other energy sources. So, although they can cost more than regular hot water systems, they use significantly less energy, lowering your monthly energy bills!
Advantages of heat pumps
What are the benefits of using heat pumps as a water heating source?
- They are an energy-efficient solution that provides you with hot water while reducing your emissions and carbon footprint on the environment
- Heat pumps can last you more than 15 years in your home!
- Compared to solar water heaters, heat pumps do not require collector panels on your roof
- Heat pumps are usually installed outside your home as a single integrated unit, which means installation is easier
- The system uses fewer hours and runs more efficiently during the hotter months
- They are cheaper to use every month and can save you money on electricity bills!
Heat Pump installation rebate in Adelaide
Under the City of Adelaide’s Sustainability Incentives Scheme, you could be eligible for rebates to reduce the costs of your heat pump. This includes a $1,000 rebate on installing heat pumps and upgrading to a heat pump hot water system.
Not sure if you’re eligible for a rebate? We can help you! Contact us for more information and details on heat pump rebates.
If you’re looking to upgrade your existing hot water systems and install heat pumps in your home, Seaview Plumbing has got you covered. Our local plumbers have years of experience and knowledge in heat pumps and hot water systems, so call us to chat about how we can install heat pumps in your home.