Hot Water Systems

Solar Hot Water

With electric hot water systems becoming the single biggest contributor to household electricity costs, it’s no surprise that families across WA are looking for a cheaper option. Luckily there’s hope in sight, in the form of solar hot water and heat pumps. Warmed by the sun, solar hot water uses renewable energy to provide a cleaner, greener hot water solution.

And when combined with a hot water pump, you’ve got a smarter, more cost-effective way to keep your hot water running. A hot water heat pump is a clever hot water system that delivers piping hot water to your taps, at a fraction of the electricity cost of a regular electric hot water system.

Get in touch with us to discuss solar hot water and heat pump system for your home.

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When it comes to your solar hot water and heat pumps, you can rest easy knowing that you’re not just reducing your energy use, but you’re also helping the environment. A solar-powered hot water system reduces your carbon emissions by up to 4 tonnes each year. Cheaper to install, more cost-effective to run, and knowing that you’re helping do your bit for the planet: what’s not to love?

Ready to install a new solar hot water and heat pump system?

Frequently Asked Questions

Think of your heat pump as a reverse refrigerator. It draws in ambient heat from the outside environment, or from your solar panels. This heat is stored inside the system in refrigerant that’s held in specially designed pipes. This heat is much warmer than the refrigerant, which works to create a reaction that turns the refrigerant from a liquid into a gas. A compressor then pumps the refrigerant gas into a condenser, which moves through pipes surrounding the water tank, transferring the heat from the gas into the water within the tank, warming it. The liquid refrigerant then flows into an expansion valve, where it reduces in pressure, cools, and turns back into a liquid. The cycle then starts again.

The type of heat pump hot water system you choose for your home comes down to a few key variables: the number of people in your house, how often you use your hot water, and your budget. We can help you work these out, and give you the information you need to choose the hot water system that best suits your household.

The size of the solar or electric heat pump hot water system you buy depends on the number of people living in your household, and how often you use it. A good rule of thumb is:

  •  1-2 people: 90L – 150L
  • 2-3 people: 150L – 190L
  • 3-4 people: 190L – 230L
  • 5+ people: 230L or more

Our solar heat pump hot water systems start at around $1890 and increase from there.

Yes, a heat pump hot water system has the potential to save your household hundred of dollars every year. Both a solar and traditional option draw far less energy or electricity than a traditional hot water system, reducing your electricity use significantly. Some models can save as much as $950 per year in electricity costs, meaning the entire heat pump hot water system can pay for itself in as little as two or three years.

Yes, the good news is that a heat pump hot water system is relatively easy and efficient to install. When compared to other options, all you need is the space and an electricity connection.

If you’re considering a solar powered option, you’ll first need a solar panel system installed on your roof. If so, you can then go about installing a new solar heat pump hot water system as quickly and efficiently as a regular system.

If you’re looking at either of these options for your home, we can come and take a look at your space to determine what’s needed to install a new hot water system.

If the water coming from your heat pump hot water system isn’t hot, it could be for a number of reasons.

  • Your hot water tank might be some distance from your tap. Run your hot water tap until it becomes hot. Be sure to collect the water you run and re-use it on your garden.
  • If using a traditional heat pump, check to see that it’s still connected to a power source.
  • If you’re running a solar option, check the outside weather conditions. Solar panels can drop in efficiency when not exposed to direct sunlight, such as on a cloudy day.
  • Check the thermostat to make sure it’s set at a hot enough temperature.
  • There may be another issue. If you’ve tried these solutions and there’s still no hot water, give Plumb It Right a call on 08 9577 2786 immediately.