New Hot Water System Save $1000
Looking for a new hot water system? What is the best hot water system? Should I get solar hot water or an electric hot water system? Don’t spend ages trying to work out the cheapest or best brand hot water system. Just speak to us, Harley Plumbing is a hot water specialist plumber. We will work out the best system for your home with a free hot water assessment. Plus get you the Solar Victoria hot water rebate – 50% rebate up to $1000 on eligible solar hot water and heat pump hot water systems.
If your system is older than 3 years and electric it’s time to upgrade to a gas hot water system. Hot water systems are a big user of energy and account for around 21% of total energy use of your home. Upgrading to an efficient hot water system such as a heat pump or solar hot water system is a great way to get your energy bills down.
Compared to an electric hot water system, a solar hot water system saves you anywhere from $140 – $400 per year on electricity bills.
How Do I Get the Hot Water Rebate?
The eligibility for the rebate is as follows;
- Owner occupier
- Household income less than $180K per year
- Not already received a solar battery rebate or a solar hot water rebate under the Solar Homes Program
- If existing property value under $3 million
- Hot water system being replaced over 3 years old from date of purchase
- New hot water system on the Solar Homes program approved products list
Save on the cost of the new hot water system and with more energy efficiency save up to $4000 over 10 years from your electricity bills.
How to Apply for the Money?
It’s an easy process to apply for getting your hot water system rebate.
Call our team at Harley Plumbing and get a quote.Just let us know you want the rebate and we will tell you what to do. We can book you in for a date but cannot go ahead until you gain approval for rebate. That’s because if you install a gas hot water system before the rebate is approved you won’t be able to get your money.
The quote from Harley Plumbing means you can get an eligibility number and then we use that to confirm your installation plus a rebate.
Once you get our quote and apply to Solar Victoria they will send you an eligibility pack to complete. Once done send back the document which can be done via a secure link on the website. Solar Victoria then assesses your application and will inform you and Harley Plumbing on the approval.
Now we can install the gas hot water system. It’s important to use an experienced plumber like Harley plumbing because if you get the wrong system installed then the government won’t pay the rebate. The rebate is paid directly to Harley Plumbing and we deduct the amount from your invoice. The process is transparent as the rebate amount is clearly stated by the government and shown on your invoice.
What if it’s an Emergency Hot Water Replacement?
If your hot water system has suddenly stopped working and you need an emergency hot water plumber and a new hot water system, don’t worry we can still get you the rebate. In an emergency hot water situation there is no wait for the eligibility criteria approval. At the time of emergency repairs let us know you want to apply for the rebate. Our plumber can let you know if the gas hot water system you install will be eligible for the rebate. Generally, the rule is if the hot water system is broken or unsafe then the rebate can be applied retrospectively.
Our experienced plumber team is up to date with the approved gas hot water systems that are approved by the government for rebates. We will only install a system approved for the rebate to make sure you can get it.
Gas VS Electric Hot Water System
Gas is cheaper to run than electricity. Which means over its lifetime you are going to save more money with gas. So remember to take this into account when you look at the purchase price of a new system. Even if the electric one is $500 cheaper, it is going to cost you up to $4000 more over 10 years. As solar gas or heat pump hot water systems wipe up to $4000 off your bills over 10 years.
Gas hot water is more energy efficient because it heats water faster than electricity. A big advantage of gas hot water is instant heating of the water compared to electric hot water which takes a bit of time to warm up. This contributes to water wastage as well as running more power. Plus in power blackouts, gas is not interrupted like electricity.
Hot Water System Problems
How do I know when to replace my hot water system? If you have an electric system more than 3 years old you may meet the rebate eligibility so even if you do not have any of the below reasons you can still replace your system.
- Water leaks
- Pilot light goes out a lot or is not working
- Hot water runs out a lot
- Low water pressure
- Noisy hot water system
- Weird sounds coming from the hot water system
- No hot water
Hot Water System Prices
Want to know how much it costs for a new hot water system plus installation? Our prices start at $1505 (subject to change) and we list all the prices clearly on our website so you know the price. We have some of the cheapest gas hot water system prices available in Melbourne. With a team of highly qualified plumbers we can deliver and install your new system the same day.
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