Save money and reduce your CO2 emissions
In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint, electric heat pumps are becoming an increasingly popular choice for Australian homeowners. In addition to being up to 65% more efficient than conventional water heaters, electric heat pumps also produce significantly less CO2 emissions, making them a more environmentally friendly option.
According to a study by the Australian Government’s Energy Rating website, electric heat pumps produce up-to 65% less CO2 emissions than natural gas water heaters and up-to 70% less than electric water heaters. This is because electric heat pumps use a refrigeration cycle to extract heat from the air or ground, which requires far less energy and results in lower emissions.
But just how much of a difference can switching to an electric heat pump make in terms of CO2 emissions? Let’s take a closer look at the numbers.
If a household in Australia with four occupants switched from a natural gas storage water heater to an electric heat pump water heater, they could reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 3.5 tonnes per year, according to Sustainability Victoria’s Hot Water Running Costs 2020 report. That’s the equivalent of taking one car off the road for an entire year.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, switching to an electric heat pump can also help to reduce other types of pollution. For example, natural gas water heaters produce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, which can contribute to smog and respiratory problems. Electric heat pumps, on the other hand, produce no NOx emissions, making them a cleaner option overall.
It’s not just the environment that benefits from the use of electric heat pumps. Homeowners can also enjoy lower energy bills by switching to this technology. As electric heat pump technology is far more efficient requiring less power to run the system.
Currently government rebates are lowering the cost for homeowners to switch their current water heating systems to electric heat pumps for a considerable discount to upgrade. To see if you are eligible for a government rebates please use our eligibility calculator below.
You could be eligible for government rebates on a new hot water system
Government Eligibility Calculator
Please complete the following questionnaire, and we will get in touch with you to provide a personalised quote regarding the government rebates you may be eligible for, as well as an estimated cost for installing a new heat pump.