When selecting a new hot water system for your home in Australia, the options can be overwhelming. There are various factors to consider, such as the technology type (electric, gas, solar, instantaneous, or heat pump), size, capacity, and operating costs. To make an informed decision, it’s crucial to understand the different brands available in the market and how they align with your needs and preferences.

Key Considerations for Choosing a Hot Water System Brand

1. Trusted Brand

  • Choose a brand that meets your specific needs and preferences.
  • Consider factors such as energy efficiency, household size, and usage patterns.

2. Consistency

  • Look for brands with a proven track record of reliability and positive customer experiences.
  • Consistently well-reviewed brands build trust and familiarity.

3. Brand Loyalty

  • Prioritise brands you’ve had positive experiences with in the past.
  • While price is important, consider the long-term benefits and reliability of the brand.

Top 7 Trusted Hot Water System Brands in Australia

1. Rheem

  • Renowned for innovative and energy-efficient solutions.
  • Comprehensive warranties and exceptional customer support.
  • Ideal for medium-to-high hot water usage with versatile range options.
  • Price Range: $1800 – $3000 (including installation).

2. Rinnai

  • Offers diverse energy-efficient solutions tailored for Australian households.
  • Comprehensive warranties and advanced technologies.
  • Suitable for medium-to-high hot water requirements with durable systems.
  • Price Range: $1800 to $2500+ (including installation).

3. Dux

  • Known for reliable and energy-efficient hot water systems.
  • Consistent and robust flow of hot water.
  • Ideal for medium-to-high consumption with cutting-edge technology.
  • Price Range: $1000 to $3,000+

4. Bosch

  • Trusted brand with energy-efficient solutions for various household sizes.
  • Offers dependable water tanks and continuous flow systems.
  • Ideal for medium-to-high hot water needs with efficient heating capabilities.
  • Price Range: $1000 to $3,000+

5. Aquamax

  • Trusted brand with top-tier, energy-efficient solutions.
  • Specialises in 5-star gas storage and electric storage systems.
  • Perfect for medium-to-high hot water demands with powerful pressure systems.
  • Price Range: $1800 to $3,000 (including installation).

6. Thermann Hot Water

  • Fastest-growing name with efficient and durable systems.
  • Ideal for moderate to high hot water requirements.
  • Competitive pricing: $100 to $2,500 (excluding installation).

7. Vulcan Hot Water

  • Locally manufactured with superior quality and proven performance.
  • Ideal for homes needing efficient and durable hot water systems.
  • Reasonably priced: $800 to $2,800 (excluding installation).

Recommended Electric Heat Pump Systems by Harley Plumbing

If you’re surprised by the size of your gas bill every cycle, you might be shocked to learn just how much of that goes toward hot water. According to Rheem, a leading manufacturer of water heating systems, roughly 27% of your gas bill is earmarked for hot water usage.

When you opt for a heat pump instead of a traditional gas hot water system, you can make a considerable dent in that 27%. Rheem’s research indicates that a heat pump can save you up to 68% of the hot water portion of your gas bill. That equates to an impressive 18.5% reduction in your overall gas bill.

Let’s break it down with a real-world example. If your total gas bill is $1,000, then $270 of that is allocated for hot water. By switching from gas to an electric heat pump, you could save 68% of that $270, which amounts to $183.60. That’s a substantial saving for each billing cycle.

Rheem Ambiheat HDc270 Electric Hot Water Systems Heat Pump

  • Advanced wrap-around microchannel heating technology for uniform and faster water heating.
  • Can save up to 73% on your water heating energy consumption compared to an electric water heater in Zone 31.
  • High recovery rate for fast heating and 2.4kW back-up element for emergency heating.
  • Leading technology with user-friendly touch screen LED display.
  • Variable temp control: Choose from standard, vacation, and emergency heating/boost modes.
  • Suitable for 2 to 5 people.
  • Eligible for STCs, VEECs & ESCs.
  • Warranty: 7 years cylinder supply, 3 years cylinder labour, 3 years sealed system supply and labour, 1 year parts supply and labour.

Thermann X Hybrid Heat Pump 300

  • Solar PV-ready.
  • a 7-day booster element (1.8kW) comes as standard.
  • Application Range (Operating Temp.): -5 to +42°C.
  • Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (COP): 3.94kW Output for 1kW of Input.
  • Rated Voltage: 230v.
  • Warranty: 5 Years Cylinder, 2 Years Parts and Labour.

Thermann X Hybrid Heat Pump 220

  • Solar PV-ready.
  • a 7-day booster element (1.8kW) comes as standard.
  • Manufactured in Australia.
  • Warranty: 5 Years Cylinder, 2 Years Parts and Labour.

If the heat pumps listed above have piqued your interest, you’ll be pleased to know that our range extends far beyond what’s displayed here. We offer a variety of heat pump options tailored to meet diverse needs and budgets. To explore our full catalogue of advanced, energy-efficient heat pump systems, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our experts are on hand to provide you with personalised recommendations and solutions. Call Now: 1300 768 457.

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Switching systems and applying for rebates often mean a great deal of paperwork. But don’t worry—Harley Plumbing will handle all of that for you. Our goal is to make the transition as easy as possible, allowing you to enjoy the financial and environmental benefits without the red tape. With rebates included in our upfront pricing and all paperwork taken care of, the switch is easier than ever.

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