Looking for the best hot water systems on the Australian hot water market, there are a few things to consider when figuring out the ideal hot water system for your property. Which power source gas, electric, solar, heat pump, household size etc? Try our hot water selector tool below…
Hot Water System Selector
What Hot Water System power source is available?
Hot water usage amount?
Hot Water Options Guide
You will require approximatley: 60 Litres supply. Hot water system options for your available power source are:
LPG Gas Storage
Natural Gas Storage
Solar Electric Boost
LPG Gas Instantaneous
Natural Gas Instantaneous
Solar Gas Boost
Things to consider when buying a hot water heat pump;
Best hot water (hybrid) heat pump system brands in Australia.
Hot water heat pump combined with - Electric, gas, solar, Instantaneous?
Firstly when choosing a hot water system you’ll need to decide on the energy source. How do you know which hot water system type, electricity, gas, solar or heat pump & can you combine energy sources?
Combined Electric and Heat Pump Hot Water System * An electrically heated storage tank system is usually relatively cheap to buy and install, but is usually the most expensive to run, especially if it’s on the continuous (full day) rate. * Systems that run on off-peak electricity are much cheaper to run, but need a larger tank as the water heated overnight has to last you all day. And off-peak electricity isn’t available to all homes.
Combined Gas and Heat Pump Hot Water System * Natural gas is a good option if you have the connection for it. It can be cheaper than electricity (unless you have solar panels) and because gas rates don’t vary through the day, gas hot water systems can heat water as needed. * Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) bottles are an alternative to natural gas – but expect to pay significantly more in running costs.
Combined Solar and Heat Pump hot water system * Consists of solar collector panels and a storage tank. A four-person household typically needs about four square metres of solar collector area (two panels) and a 300–360L tank. You need a large tank to allow for days with less sunlight (or more hot showers than usual). * The storage tank usually has an electric or gas booster element to keep the water hot on days with less sunshine.
Heat pump (Hybrid) technology * A much more efficient form of electric storage tank system that works on the same principle as a fridge or air conditioner, by extracting heat from the air and using it to heat the water tank. * Hybrid Heat pumps make particularly good sense when you have solar panels on your home – you’re powering the hot water system with your own “free” electricity.
Heat pump or instantaneous..?
Hot water heat pump or instantaneous (‘continuous flow’)?
Heat pump hot water system prices
The upfront price of a Heat pump hot water system can be a little more expensive however they are more efficient than other systems so will save you money over time.
Hot water heat pump costs...
Hot water heat pump costs are cheaper than other systems..
When speaking with potential plumbers about your new system, be sure to ask what metrics are included in the price of the unit. With some rebates, Australian Licensed Hot Water are able to offer free installation and/or ongoing maintenance services to save you money upfront.
Hot water heat pump usage based on household size...
Household size and hot water usage
What Size Hot Water System Heat Pump Tank?
What’s the best size hot water tank for your home? How do you know the right size hot water system? What is the recommended litres Hot Water Tank size?
Number of People
* Sizes are to be used as a guide only.
Hot water heat pump energy efficiency star ratings
Hot water system energy efficiency star ratings
Hot water heat pump rebates and incentives
Hot water system rebates and incentives
How often do you need to service your hot water heat pump?
How often do you need to service your hot water system?