Solar Hot Water Information

Solar Hot water

Installing a solar water heater can greatly reduce your electricity bills. Use energy from the sun you can heat your water for free! Best of all, using solar energy to heat water does not produce any harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Standard domestic hot water can cost upwards of $600 per year in electricity. Solar hot water systems harness light and heat directly from the sun (a renewable, free source of energy) to dramatically reduce electricity consumption.
At Solar Central we sell and install Evacuated tube systems, Flat panel systems, gas boosted, electric boost and heat pump systems. Solar Central services Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat, Castlemaine, Echuca, Swan Hill, Shepparton, and most other areas of Victoria for your solar hot water needs.
Government subsidies and solar hot water rebates are also helping to offset the cost of purchase and installation. Now is the best time to invest in a solar hot water solution for your home or business.

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Heat Pump Hot Water

With heat pump technology you can harvest the FREE energy in the air to heat your water. This can reduce water heating energy consumption by up to 65%, whilst providing steaming hot water all day and night.
Heat pumps utilise an ingenious technology to efficiently transfer thermal energy directly from the surrounding air and into water, so they do not rely on the direct sun or fossil fuels to provide a constant energy source.
An energy efficient hot water system such as a heat pump is a great way for households to reduce their energy consumption and cost of living. They are ideal for the replacement of old electric water heaters, where residential gas reticulation is not available and when roof-mounted solar collectors are not feasible.

Solar Central can supply and install Heat pumps in Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Castlemaine, Echuca, Swan Hill, Shepparton, and most other areas of Victoria.

The benefits of heat pump hot water:

  • Reduce your power consumption & carbon footprint.
  • Extract the FREE heat energy from the air to reduce your power consumption.
  • Use up to 65% less energy than conventional electric water heaters.
  • Roof top collectors not required. Ideal where a solar water heater is not feasible.
  • Designed as a fast, easy replacement for electric storage water heaters.
  • Eligible for Government Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) (Eligibility criteria apply).
Diagram showing how heat pump hot water works
  • Bosch Compress 3000
  • Reduces energy use by up to 65% compared to conventional electric storage.
  • Smart controller allows users to optimised operation.
  • Suitable for 3-4 person households.