There are few comforts at home that beat a steaming bath and flowing hot water. Traditional hot water systems are the largest single generator of greenhouse gas emissions and with rising energy costs this luxury comes at a direct cost to you.
Installing a solar (or heat pump) hot water heating system in your home can save you $140-$400 a year on electricity bills. These systems provide many benefits from helping protect you from rising energy rates, providing reliable hot water 24/7, decreasing your household’s carbon footprint and lowing your electricity bill even more.
Hot Water Heat Pump Systems work in a different way compared to a conventional electric hot water system. These operates like a refrigerator in reverse. They contain a fan that forces air through an evaporator that contains a refrigerant. The heat in the air passes through the evaporator and is absorbed by a natural refrigerant, R744 (CO2), which is ozone friendly and does not contribute to global warming.
The warm gaseous refrigerant is circulated in the system via a compressor. As it passes through the compressor, its pressure rises, as does its temperature. This hot refrigerant then passes through a heat exchanger to heat the water, which is finally pumped to the storage tank providing reliable hot water all day and night.
If you’re interested in getting your own Solar Hot Water System, Solar Victoria are offering Solar hot water rebates that can provide a rebate of up to $1,000 to install or replace a solar (or heat pump) hot water system. Follow this link to read more or contact the City to Surf Solar+ team to discuss what a new solar hot water system can do for you.