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Heat Pump Hot Water Systems

Heat Pump – Alternative to Solar Hot Water Systems

Air-sourced heat pumps are an efficient type of water heater that extracts heat from the environment (air, water or ground) to heat water. Electricity is not used directly to heat water (unless the heat pump is fitted with an electric boost element); it runs the compressor and thus its use is much less than for traditional resistive electric systems and of similar efficiency to an electrically boosted solar system.

New Heat Pump Hot Water Systems are now able to save you up to 75% of your Hot Water Heating bills. Sharpe Services supplies, installs and services Heat Pump Hot Water Systems in Adelaide.

Our Plumbers are trained and experienced with the installation of the Heat Pump Hot Water System, which gives you peace of mind.

Heat Pumps are the perfect hot water solution for solar systems as they require less energy. If you have Solar and a Gas Hot Water, you should consider changing over from the gas to an electric Heat Pump Hot Water System so that your solar system can pay for your Hot Water.

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>> We supply, install and service most brands.

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How they work?

Heat pump water heaters use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. Therefore, they can be two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters. To move the heat, heat pumps work like a refrigerator in reverse.

While a refrigerator pulls heat from inside a box and dumps it into the surrounding room, a stand-alone air-source heat pump water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and dumps it — at a higher temperature — into a tank to heat water. You can purchase a stand-alone heat pump water heating system as an integrated unit with a built-in water storage tank and back-up resistance heating elements. You can also retrofit a heat pump to work with an existing conventional storage water heater.

Heat pump water heaters require installation in locations that remain in the 40º–90ºF (4.4º–32.2ºC) range year-round and provide at least 1,000 cubic feet (28.3 cubic meters) of air space around the water heater. Cool exhaust air can be exhausted to the room or outdoors. Install them in a space with excess heat, such as a furnace room. Heat pump water heaters will not operate efficiently in a cold space. They tend to cool the spaces they are in. You can also install an air-source heat pump system that combines heating, cooling, and water heating. These combination systems pull their heat indoors from the outdoor air in the winter and from the indoor air in the summer. Because they remove heat from the air, any type of air-source heat pump system works more efficiently in a warm climate.


Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient hot water solutions. While they need electricity to run, they are said to be roughly three times more efficient than traditional electric water heaters.

Other advantages are: No panels on roof required and do not require sunlight to operate. Help reduce your carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

Most heat pumps water heaters utilise the same plumbing as electric hot water so perfect to retrofit.

Energy Efficiency

Like solar water heaters, heat pump water heaters cost more to purchase than conventional HWS but save energy and can reduce energy bills. Small-scale technology certificates (STCs) are available from the Australian Government to assist with their purchase cost. Check with your state or territory government for additional state based rebates or energy saver incentives (see https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates).

Seek expert advice on choosing the most cost-effective heat pump and electricity tariff for your local climate and needs.

For further information talk with our plumber manager or electrician, about the heating specifications of the product you are considering and contact your energy retailer to find out which tariffs may apply.

Our range of Heat Pump Hot Water Systems

Sharpe Services understand the benefits that come with helping the environment and lowering your water heating costs. Find out if a heat pump hot water system could be right for your home. Call our team on 131 750 or request a Quick Quote today from our specialists to request more information on Heat Pumps or Hot Water Systems.

Information on different types of Hot Water Systems

Need Hot Water System? If you are unsure on the type of system that is best for your home or business browse through our wide range on the hot water system type pages for more information including the advantages and disadvantages of each.





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We only employ fully trained Master Plumbers and we are a member of the Master Plumbers Association. Our plumbers drive a fully-stocked service vehicle with the full range of common stock items as well as an electric eel and all other tools and ladders. We also have plumbers that specialise in blocked drains and can unblock your drain and repair the pipe without having to dig up your property.

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