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Looking for A reliable Hot Water Plumber?

Eco Earth Plumbing is the Sunshine Coast's trusted supplier and installation specialist for hot water systems. Our comprehensive services include installation, repair, and maintenance for all types of hot water systems, including the eco-conscious heat pump system. You can rely on our experienced plumbers for your hot water needs. Navigating around the various types of hot water systems available can be overwhelming. The experts at Eco Plumbing can help ease your confusion by offering valuable guidance into the various types of heat pump systems and their functionalities.

We can help assess the optimal location for installing your system, evaluate the choice between gas, electricity, or solar power for heating, and determine the most appropriate heat pump hot water solution based on your specific needs and budget. If you choose a gas heat pump system, our certified gas fitter will manage your installation seamlessly.

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How Do Heat Pump Hot Water Systems Work?

Essentially, heat pump hot water systems operate on a principle similar to that of an air conditioner or refrigerator, but in reverse. A heat pump system generates heat directly by extracting heat from the surrounding air or ground and using it to heat water. Heat pumps have a continuous cycle of evaporating, compressing, condensing, and expanding the refrigerant allowing the heat pump to efficiently transfer heat from the surrounding air to the water in the tank

This innovative design is considered durable and environmentally friendly which can result in lower energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Another benefit of heat pump systems is they can be used in conjunction with solar panels or other renewable energy sources to further reduce their environmental impact. The process of a heat pump water heater is as follows:

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  • Heat Absorption - The heat pump unit contains a refrigerant that absorbs heat from the air or ground surrounding it.
  • Heat Compression - The absorbed heat is then compressed, increasing its temperature.
  • Heat Transfer - The compressed, high-temperature refrigerant transfers its heat to the water stored in a tank or circulated through a system of pipes.
  • Cooling - After transferring its heat to the water, the refrigerant returns to its original state and is ready to absorb more heat.

Energy Source for Heat Pump Hot Water Systems

Heat Pump hot water systems are available in the following energy configurations. Each type of heat pump hot water system has its advantages and considerations. Electric models are widely available and suitable for most situations, while gas models might be preferred in areas where gas is more affordable or readily accessible. Solar heat pump systems are environmentally friendly and can significantly reduce energy bills, especially in sunny regions. Eco Plumbing can advise you about the different types to help you in your decision-making.

  • Electric Heat Pump Hot Water Systems: These systems use electricity to operate a heat pump that extracts heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to the water. They are highly efficient and can be installed in various climates.
  • Gas Heat Pump Hot Water Systems: These systems use natural gas or LPG as the primary energy source to power the heat pump. Gas heat pump water heaters are relatively new compared to electric models but offer similar efficiency benefits.
  • Solar Heat Pump Hot Water Systems: These systems combine a heat pump with solar panels to harness renewable energy from the sun. Solar heat pump water heaters use solar energy to preheat the water before it enters the heat pump, increasing overall efficiency and reducing energy costs.
  • Instantaneous (Tankless): This system heats water on demand as it flows through the unit. There's no need for a storage tank, which can save space and energy since there's no standby heat loss. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water flows through the heat exchanger, where it's quickly heated and delivered to the faucet or fixture. Tankless heat pump systems are known for their energy efficiency and continuous hot water supply, as long as demand doesn't exceed the unit's capacity.
  • Continuous Flow (with Tank): Heat pump hot water systems with a tank operate continuously to maintain a supply of hot water. These systems use a heat pump to heat water and store it in a tank until it's needed. As hot water is used, the tank refills and reheats the water to maintain a constant temperature. Continuous flow systems are suitable for situations with high demand or where simultaneous hot water use is common. They can also be more efficient than traditional electric or gas water heaters, especially when coupled with efficient heat pump technology.

Heat Pump Hot Water System Installation

Our team of highly skilled and experienced hot water installers can install any type of hot water system including all types of heat pump systems. We offer a prompt and efficient installation service for residential and commercial settings. Additionally, for added convenience, we can also provide your chosen hot water system, to help streamline the installation process

Heat Pump Hot Water System Maintenance

If you’re looking for reliable maintenance service for your hot water system on the Sunshine Coast, Eco Plumbing provides comprehensive preventative maintenance services for all brands and models of hot water systems. With scheduled maintenance, any underlying issues can be identified and addressed before they become bigger problems. Our technician will check all parts and ensure your system is working at maximum efficiency and providing your household with the expected hot water. It is recommended to have your hot water system serviced every 5 years to maintain maximum efficiency and longevity. With regular maintenance and service, you will avoid an unexpected cold shower

Heat Pump Hot Water System Repair

If you face any issues with your hot water system, such as no hot water or strange sounds coming from your system trust Eco Earth Plumbing to promptly handle your repair needs. When you experience any problems with your water heater, delaying repairs can lead to further complications, potentially causing your system to malfunction completely, and resulting in possible costly repairs or system replacement. Our team of expert water heater technicians can swiftly identify issues and provide effective solutions tailored to your budget. Count on Eco Plumbing to restore your hot water system to peak performance with minimal hassle.

Leading Heat Pump Hot Water System Brands

The skilled technicians at Eco Earth Plumbing have the knowledge and hands-on experience installing, repairing and maintaining leading hot water system brands which include

  • Rheem Hot Water Systems
  • Rinnai Hot Water Systems
  • Vulcan Hot Water Systems
  • Dux Hot Water Systems
  • Bosch Hot Water Systems
  • Thermann Hot Water
  • Chromagen Hot Water
  • Zip Hot Water Systems
  • Stiebel Eltron Hot Water

Thermostatic Mixing Valve Installation

Are you aware that it's mandatory to have a Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV) or tempering Valve installed on all new hot water systems? This requirement ensures compliance with Australian Standards for hot water safety in all buildings. Not only is it important to adhere to the safety standards, but it is also a crucial measure to prevent burns and injuries to individuals using hot water.

Eco Earth Plumbing supplies, tests and installs thermostatic mixing valves for new systems or existing hot water systems in your home or workplace. Don't be a victim of nasty burns, ensure your water system has a safety device installed today

Why Choose Eco Earth Plumbing

We are a locally owned and operated business and proud active members of the Master Plumbing Association. Our goal is to consistently provide an outstanding service for all our plumbing projects across the Sunshine Coast. When you choose our services, you can expect

  • Comprehensive residential, commercial & industrial plumbing
  • 100% workmanship guaranteed
  • 5-star customer reviews
  • Reliable and trustworthy plumbers
  • Full warranty on all products and services
  • Fast and cost-effective
  • Respectful, clean and tidy
  • Upfront pricing all jobs are quoted rather than hourly charges so you know what to expect before we start
  • Free Quotes
  • 24/7 emergency plumbing services
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Reliable Plumbers Sunshine Coast

Eco Earth Plumbers are your Sunshine Coast plumbing specialists for all your residential or commercial plumbing needs. If you would like to know more about heat pump hot water systems and schedule an installation call us on 0404 023 023 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

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