Heat Pump Hot Water Systems
If you're looking to switch to a more energy-efficient and cost-effective water heating system, a heat pump is your best option.
Expert Plumbing, the leading supplier and installer of heat pumps in Melbourne's Inner North/Eastern Suburbs, offers a wide range of heat pumps to both homeowners and businesses that provide energy-efficient heated water at a fraction of the cost of traditional heating systems.
Our selection of heat pumps includes reputable brands like Hydrotherm, Sanden, and iStore. You can purchase a heat pump from us and take advantage of our supply and installation offer with one of our qualified plumbers. We can also customize models to fit the requirements and size of your home or business.
Learn About Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are gaining more popularity as sustainable options for heating water because of their energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources. They use notably less energy than traditional hot water units and are aided by incentives such as Australia's Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme and Solar Victoria's Hot Water Rebate. They come in two types, integrated and split-system, and installation considerations include proper clearance, noise levels, dedicated circuits, and a firm foundation.
Sanden Eco Plus Heat Pump
The Sanden Eco Plus heat pump, manufactured in Japan for Australian conditions, is a reliable way to heat water. It uses ambient air to extract heat and has a built-in manual element boost for high demand situations. An industry leading unit that heats 50% faster than a standard electric system whilst being much more efficient, it also comes with a stainless steel tank with 15 year warranty.
Capacity: 250L, 300L, 315L
How to Choose a Hot Water Heat Pump
Energy Efficiency: Look for a hot water heat pump with a high coefficient of performance (COP). A higher COP indicates greater energy efficiency, meaning the heat pump can produce more hot water output for a given amount of electricity input. This can result in significant energy savings and lower operating costs over time.
Look for a hot water heat pump with a high coefficient of performance (COP). A higher COP indicates greater energy efficiency, meaning the heat pump can produce more hot water output for a given amount of electricity input. This can result in significant energy savings and lower operating costs over time.
Size and Capacity
Determine the appropriate size and capacity of the heat pump based on your household's hot water demand. Consider factors such as the number of occupants, daily water usage, peak demand periods, and specific requirements (e.g., simultaneous use of multiple showers or appliances). Choosing the right size ensures efficient operation and avoids unnecessary energy consumption.
Assess the available space for installing the heat pump. Different heat pump models have varying sizes, and it's important to ensure you have adequate space for the system's indoor and outdoor components. Additionally, consider ventilation requirements and noise levels, especially if the installation location is near living areas or neighbouring properties.
Installation Cost and Compatibility
Evaluate the installation cost and compatibility with your existing hot water system. Additional plumbing or electrical work may be necessary depending on the configuration and requirements. Ensure that the heat pump is compatible with your current plumbing infrastructure, and consider consulting with a professional installer to assess any modifications or upgrades needed. Expert Plumbing can help you with this.
Maintenance and Service
Heat pumps generally require periodic maintenance, such as filter cleaning or refrigerant checks, to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Research the manufacturer's recommended maintenance procedures.
Warranty and Support
Check the warranty coverage provided by the manufacturer. A longer warranty period can give you peace of mind regarding potential repairs or component replacements. Additionally, research the reputation and reliability of the manufacturer and ensure they offer responsive customer support. Expert Plumbing is happy to discuss their experience with different manufacturers.
Cost and Return on Investment
Evaluate the upfront cost of the heat pump system and compare it with the potential energy savings over its lifespan. Consider the payback period and return on investment (ROI) based on energy cost savings. While hot water heat pumps may have a higher initial cost than conventional water heaters, long-term energy savings can offset the investment.
Expert Plumbing can assess your requirements, conduct a thorough site evaluation, and provide recommendations for installing your hot water heat pump.