Heat Pump Hot Water Systems Sydney

How do heat pump hot water systems work?

Did you know that heat pumps consume about 1/3 the electricity of traditional electric water heaters.

Heat pumps use technology to extract and intensify the warmth that is naturally in the air around us then uses that warmth to produce hot water. They don’t use solar collectors mounted on the roof like solar systems.

The heat pump consists of an insulated storage tank and a heating module. The heating module must be installed outdoors, but there are options to install the storage tank either outdoors with the heating module, or indoors separated from the heating module by up to 4 metres.

A heat pump works to heat water by transferring the intensified warmth from the air around it into the water, stored in the tank, via a heat exchange system that works in a similar way to an air conditioner.

When emptied, it takes time to reheat to have you back in hot water. Heat pumps draw less electricity than a traditional electric storage water heater, and in doing so, are more energy efficient. They do take longer to heat water, so consider a larger tank capacity to ensure you have enough hot water when you need it.

The benefits of heat pump hot water systems

  • Heat pumps are an ideal replacement option for an electric water heater as they will often use existing plumbing
  • Heat pumps are a great alternative to solar where unshaded north facing or limited roof space is a problem as they don’t require the installation of roof mounted solar collectors.
  • Heat pumps can attract solar rebates and incentives. Ask us for more information.
  • Heat pumps consume about 1/3 the electricity of traditional electric water heaters.

Save money and install a heat pump water heater

Heat pump water heaters can reduce the energy you use and greenhouse emissions by up to 65%* depending on where you live, according to Australian Government approved modelling.

After installing a new heat pump hot water system, the impact on your electricity bill will depend on the tariffs you pay and the type of water heater being replaced. The majority of homeowners see the greatest savings on hot water bills when replacing an electric water heater on a continuous tariff.

Heat pump water heaters are recommended for connection to either 24 hour continuous tariff or extended off-peak, minimum 16 hours per day.

What is the difference between a solar water heater system and a heat pump?

Heat pumps use technology to extract and intensify the warmth that is naturally in the air around us then uses that warmth to produce hot water.

They don’t use solar collectors mounted on the roof like solar systems. Solar water heaters work by absorbing energy from the sun’s rays in the roof mounted solar collectors and transferring this to heat water stored in the tank. Ground mounted direct systems rely on an inbuilt circulator to push the water through the system, whereas roof mounted systems rely on a natural ‘thermosiphon’ effect. Water passes through the solar collector where it is heated, then moves out of the collector and into the tank. The tank gradually gets hotter until the water reaches its maximum stored temperature. Indirect systems use a special heating fluid, rather than water to absorb heat from the collectors. The heat is transferred to the water in the tank via a heat exchanger.

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Can a heat pump replace my current electric hot water system?

Yes, heat pumps are often the simplest replacement for an electric water heater as they have similar storage tanks and use the same plumbing and electric connections.

We can quickly install a new heat pump to replace your old electric water heater. Call us today for a quote and to discuss the storage capacity required for your household hot water usage.

How long does it take to install a heat pump?

A heat pump hot water system is typically a quick replacement for your old electric water heater. Our trucks are on the road right now containing new heat pumps ready for installation.

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Heat Pump Comparison

rheem 310 heat pump installation

Rheem HDi-310 Heat Pump (Model 551310)

The Rheem HDi-310 Heat Pump is designed for speedy recovery.

  • 310L Tank capacity is suitable for 3-6 people
  • “Top Down” heating ensures hot water is readily available
  • Back up electric element ensures hot water on the coldest of winter nights
  • Cuts energy use
  • 5 year warranty*

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Rheem MPi-325 Series II Heat Pump (Model 551325, 554525)

The Rheem MPi Series Heat Pump is suitable for moderate – warm climates and average size families.

  • 325L Tank capacity is suitable for 2-5 people
  • RheemPlus® models available – maximum temperature of 50°C so you can be sure turning on the tap is safer for everyone in the family
  • Fitting locations make it an ideal replacement for an electric water heater
  • Back up electric element ensures hot water on the coldest of winter nights
  • MPi Series II RheemPlus® model: 554325
  • Cuts energy use
  • 5 year warranty

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rheem 410 heat pump installation

Rheem MPi-410 Series II Heat Pump (Model 554410)

The Rheem MPi-410 Heat Pump is suitable for warmer climates and is recommended for installation on the North Coast of NSW and QLD. Its larger tank size makes it ideal for the larger family.

  • 410L Tank capacity is suitable for 3-6 people
  • Fitting locations make it an ideal replacement for an electric water heater
  • Back up electric element ensures hot water on the coldest of winter nights
  • Cuts energy use1,2
  • 410L model (available in Northern NSW & Queensland only)
  • MPi Series II RheemPlus Model 554410
  • 5 year warranty

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quantum heat pump 270 litre repairs

Quantum 270 litre solar heat pump

Quantum are Australian innovators in solar heat pump technology.  Quantum Solar Heat Pumps work on a patented refrigeration principle similar to that found in a refrigerator or air conditioner, but in reverse. Ask us for the right heat pump solution to suit your needs.

The Quantum 270 litre heat pump is suitable for most 4 bedroom homes with approximately 5 occupants and two bathrooms.

Quantum 270 litre heat pump specifications (PDF) »


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Quantum 340 litre solar heat pump

Quantum solar heat pumps offer all the benefits of solar hot water, without the need for sunlight! Quantum heat pumps can provide you with hot water which operate in all climates, at all times of the day.

The Quantum 340 litre heat pump is suitable for most 5 bedroom homes with approximately 7 occupants and three bathrooms.  There are many other heat pump options. Ask us about what product is best suited to your household hot water usage requirements.

Quantum 340 litre heat pump specifications (PDF) »


dux solar heat pumps sydney

Dux airoheat 250 litre solar heat pump

Dux’s airoheat solar heat pumps are a compact design complete with an innovative de-icing function so there’s no need for a back-up element making them suitable for colder climates. Powerful, efficient and environmentally friendly, the Dux airoheat is perfect for homes that don’t have enough roof space or orientation to install solar collectors. A heat pump is the next best choice in environmentally friendly hot water heating but without the need for rooftop solar panels.

Dux solar heat pump specifications (PDF) »

Heat Pump Repairs and Installation

Heat pump repairs

Emergency heat pump repairs. All Sydney suburbs.

Our trucks are on the road right now stocked with thousands of spare parts to repair and service your hot water heater quickly. Hot water is our business so you won’t have to wait weeks for parts to be ordered and to arrive.

Your hot water system is an expensive appliance.  Did you know that most hot water system manufacturers won’t cover the terms of your hot water heater warranty if it isn’t installed by a licensed hot water plumber, like Cheapa Hot Water Sydney. Don’t risk voiding your warranty by installing your heat pump yourself or employing the services of someone who isn’t licensed?

At Cheapa Hot Water Sydney, we are licensed heat pump hot water heater service repair technicians for all major heat pump manufacturers.

Heat pump replacement and installation service

Same day heat pump installations. All Sydney suburbs.

Buying a new heat pump hot water system is an investment in your future. It’s an expensive appliance so you don’t want to make the wrong decision. With so many options, it’s easy to be swayed by a lower price and lose sight of what matters most when replacing your existing hot water system. To get the best value for money on this long term investment, your decision should be based on:

  • quality
  • efficiency
  • reliability

At Cheapa Hot Water Sydney, we go to great measures to ensure your new heat pump hot water system ticks these three boxes so you can be sure of trouble-free hot water for many years to come. Hot water is our business and you can rely on us for advice you can trust.

We will advise you on what make and model best suits your household hot water usage. We can quickly replace your existing gas, solar or electric existing hot water system today.  If you’re upgrading from electric to gas or solar, we’ll even install a temporary system while the conversion is taking place so you don’t suffer the inconvenience of cold water.  It’s all part of the service.

Save time and money by employing a hot water expert

Did you know that the repair and installation of any hot water system often requires the qualifications of a licensed plumber AND a licensed electrician?

At Cheapa Hot Water Sydney, we are licensed and qualified to undertake any plumbing and electrical work required to complete the installation or repair of your hot water system.  Plumbers who do not specialise in the installation of hot water heaters may need to outsource the electrical work required to another tradesperson, thereby holding up the installation of your hot water heater and adding the extra expense of employing another tradesperson.  Save money today by calling the hot water experts.

Don’t risk voiding your HWS warranty!

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