Heat Pump Hot Water Service

At Swan’s Professional Plumbing, we offer you multiple new water heater options, with heat pump units becoming an increasingly popular choice. Is it the right choice for you? Call today to request a free in-home needs analysis and new system proposal, and let’s find out…together!

Heat Pump Water Heater | Heat Pump Water Heater Repair

At Swan’s Professional Plumbing, we offer you multiple new water heater options, with heat pump units becoming an increasingly popular choice. Is it the right choice for you? Call today to request a free in-home needs analysis and new system proposal, and let’s find out…together!

First off, here are some signs that there may be a problem with your existing heat pump hot water system:
  • Your heat pump hot water system is over 15 years old
  • Your water is discoloured
  • You’re not getting hot water
  • You’re noticing changes in water pressure
image of hot water coming out of a heat pump system

Save energy with a heat pump hot water heater

Heat pump water heaters are a type of electric hot water system that offers many consumer advantages, you practically need a score sheet to keep tabs.

This is the water heater of choice for more and more energy-conscious homeowners. At three times the energy efficiency of an electric water heater, it will make a significant dent in your utility costs and dramatically shrink your carbon footprint.

Heat pump water heaters are also called “Hybrid” systems. That’s because they heat your water in two ways. First, by drawing in the ambient warm air around it. When the temperature dips below 10 degrees Celsius during the winter, electrical power takes over to supply your family with the hot water you need until outdoor temperatures warm up again.

Why choose Swan’s Professional Plumbing for heat pump system services

Upfront pricing No one likes a bill shock. We quote all jobs upfront so you can help decide on the most cost-effective solution for your needs.
Live tracking Say goodbye to vague waiting times. We have live tracking, so you'll always know when your plumber is coming!
Warranties & Insurance You have total peace of mind when you choose us. Our plumbers are licensed, insured, and offer warranties on all heat pump services.
We’re known for our friendly service We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction. We never want to leave you disappointed with our services.
Experienced plumbers We’ve got 50 years of combined experience under our belts. When it comes to plumbing, we’re the experts!
We respect your home Plumbing can be messy. We take every precaution to ensure no mess is made to your home.

How do heat pump water heaters work?

Heat pump water heaters work by using electricity to move heat from one place to another. Heat pumps use a refrigerant cycle to move heat. The refrigerant is compressed and then enters a condenser, where it releases heat. The refrigerant then goes into an evaporator, where it takes in heat from the water that is being heated. This heated refrigerant then goes into the compressor, where the process starts over again. The process is very similar to how a split system air conditioner works.

Reasons to install a heat pump system

  • A heat pump water heater produces 3-5 times the amount of renewable energy than the electricity sometimes required to assist in heating your water.
  • Easier to install than a solar water heater…more affordable, too.
  • Just like a solar water heater, your purchase entitles you to STCs (small technology certificates) which can significantly lower your purchase price.

Looking to install a heat pump at your home or business? Get in contact today!

Michael From Swan's Plumbing maintaining a hot water system

Heat pump hot water system maintenance & repairs

Whilst heat pump water heaters are known for their longevity, regular maintenance is key to ensure you get the most out of it. Depending on the amount of use you get out of your heat pump, we recommend a licensed plumber take a look at it at least every 5 years.

Things you can do yourself in the meantime include:
  • Flushing the water heater
  • Cleaning the filters
  • Keeping the unit clean
  • Checking the TPR valves

The types of heat pump systems

There are a few different types of heat pumps available on the market, which can make it quite confusing when trying to choose the right one for you! The main two types are single units (otherwise known as integrated systems) and split-systems. Both are energy efficient however, there are some small differences you should be aware of.

Split-system heat pump hot water systems

As the name suggests, split-systems have two separate units. The benefit of splitting the tank and the compressor is you can have a larger compressor that can heat water much faster than a smaller integrated system compressor.

Integrated heat pump hot water systems

In an integrated system, the components are configured as one piece or a single unit. They are more compact, easier to install, and are the ideal solution for smaller households.

Hot water system services

We are the team to call when you need hot water on demand! Our wide range of services includes residential and commercial clients in various industries such as manufacturing or food service. Whether it’s an existing unit replacement, new system installations/service jobs – no matter what your specific needs may be – we’ve got just those who can get them done quickly with expert knowledge at hand.

Is a heat pump hot water system right for you? Get in contact!

Thinking about reaping the benefits of heat pump water heaters? Our team of plumbers are on hand to provide you with expert advice to ensure you choose the right hot water system for your lifestyle. Request a plumbing service online or call us today!

Heat Pump Hot Water System FAQs

Some reasons you may want to choose another type of hot water system for your home include:

  • It can be more expensive to store than other types of hot water systems
  • Traditional systems such as gas hot water systems, generally will heat water faster
  • They are not suitable for all homes, especially those in colder climates

A heat pump hot water system works by transferring heat from the air or the ground into your hot water tank. This can be a much more efficient way of heating your water than using traditional gas or electric heating systems.

The way it works is that the pump circulates a liquid refrigerant around a loop of pipes. The refrigerant absorbs heat from the surrounding air or ground and then transfers it to the hot water tank, where it warms up the water inside.

The answer to this question depends on a few factors, including the type of heat pump you have and the climate you live in. Generally speaking, heat pumps can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours to heat water, depending on the size of the tank and the outside temperature. In cooler climates, it may take longer for the heat pump to warm up the water, while in warmer climates, it may not take as long. Additionally, some heat pumps are designed specifically for quick heating, while others may be more efficient but take longer to heat up water.

The cost of heat pumps depends on the type of system you have and the size. If you are looking to save money, a heat pump hot water heater is actually one of the most cost-effective hot water systems on the market due to its energy efficiency capabilities.

There are a few key differences between heat pumps and solar hot water systems. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from one place to another, while solar hot water systems use the sun’s energy to heat water. Finally, solar hot water systems work best in areas that get a lot of sunlight, while heat pumps can be installed almost anywhere.

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Swan’s Professional Plumbing offers great, on-time service and value when you need a plumber across Perth and the Peel region. Get in touch today.