Efficient electric hot water
Gone are the days when a resistive hot water system was the only electric hot water system around. If you plan to switch your appliances off-gas one by one then a heat pump is one of the leading electric hot water choices these days. You can use your own solar electricity to run the system, and they are incredibly efficient, reducing year-round energy requirements for hot water by around 50 per cent or more depending on the climate, brand and model. There’s a lot to consider when buying a heat pump hot water system, from confirming whether it’s the right hot water system for your home, to where to place the unit for best results. Read on to find out more about heat pump hot water systems and book an Energy Consult to plan the most efficient system for your home.
If your old hot water system has seen better days, maybe it’s time for an efficient replacement. We show you how solar and heat pump hot water systems work, what’s available and how to choose one to best suit your needs.Read more
There's a lot to learn from this highly insulated and well-sealed renovation in Melbourne, not least how a heat pump is providing both hydronic heating and hot water. Cameron Munro explains the house's modelling-led upgrades and the tweaks made along the way.Read more
It’s best to sound out an installer to check their reliability before buying a hot water system. Have they successfully installed this particular hot water system before? What happens if they go out of business? Here are some key questions to get you started.Read more