With the National Construction Code (NCC) raising the energy rating for new homes to 7-stars, Dahlsens is anticipating that heat pump hot water systems will become the latest trend for hot water in 2024. In addition, there has been a move away from gas appliances and bans on new gas connections in some states, putting a spotlight on reliable, energy efficient water heating alternatives. Enter, heat pump hot water. Find out more below or ask your account manager or local team for more information on heat pumps.
What’s so hot about heat pumps?
- In comparison to conventional hot water electric systems, heat pumps can reduce hot water energy consumption by up to 74%
- Heat pump hot water systems consistently work at temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius and up to 43 degrees Celsius
- Heat pumps are not new technology, they were first invented in the 1800s
- Rebates and grants are available in various states of Australia for installing heat pump hot water systems
- Residential and commercial options are available
Expect more demand for heat pumps
Recent changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) have also raised the bar regarding a new home’s thermal performance and energy usage. In addition, the move away from gas appliances, and bans on new gas connections in some states, puts the spotlight on reliable, energy efficient water heating alternatives. Enter heat pumps.
Efficient water heating technology
If you’re not familiar with hot water heat pumps, they use a small amount of energy to take heat from the surrounding air to heat water, in a similar way to how a refrigerator functions, just in reverse. The wrap-around coil in the centre of the heat pump serves to quickly heat water uniformly and economically.
A solar alternative that works anywhere
Heat pumps are especially useful for homes where a traditional solar water heater is not an option, because unlike solar, heat pumps are not weather dependent. They consistently work at temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius and up to 43 degrees Celsius. Heat pumps are also suitable for harsh water conditions.
Significant energy savings
The savings add up too. When compared to electric water heaters, heat pump water heaters can save up to three times water heating energy consumption.
Save with rebates and grants
Heat pumps may be eligible for grants through the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (STC), depending on the geographic location of the installation and how sustainable the hot water system is.
In Victoria, when replacing inefficient hot water systems with heat pumps, further rebates may be available under Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs). Similarly, in New South Wales, Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs) may be eligible for a rebate.
Choose quality and reliability
Dahlsens offers the latest in heat pump technology from Rinnai and Stiebel Eltron. As always, we choose brands we can trust, that are reliable and made to last. Heat pump capacities range from 180L to 350L to suit small to large homes.