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Hot Water Rebate - New Efficient HWS

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by ssar, May 13, 2009.

  1. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

    +220 /4
    Aust. Govt. financial rebates for new energy efficient Hot Water Systems has come into effect in the last year or 2 with significant monetary amounts making certain new HWS' apparently worthwhile.


    I have heard that the new "Heat Pump" systems are worth considering in most areas of Australia (but thier efficiency and capabilities are suspected to struggle in cold and very southern climates?)

    Have seen a Price for the Dux Airoheat (250 litre) Heat Pump HWS at: $3670, whilst the total rebate applicable in our area (Newcastle NSW) is: $3600 (Renewable Energy Certificates: $1200 + NSW Rebate: $800 + Federal Rebate: $1600).

    Presumably there is an installation fee and if this is not too big, then apparently the changeover from the standard electric HWS to one of these new ones can work out saving the household significant money in terms of electricity bills in the coming years thereafter.
    (As the electric HWS is one of the biggest electricity usage devices in the average home?)

    I'm concerned that these Dux Airoheat Heat Pump HWS may only supply water that is relatively luke warm, or at a lower pressure, or not as reliable and hot hot water as the current system - haven't heard this mind you, haven't heard that they supply good pressure hot hot water either though.

    Thoughts or experiences?
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,622 /204
    parents are getting it installed in the next few weeks.

    Apparently its pressure is mains and the temperature is plenty hot enough.
  3. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +278 /0
    I won a Quantum system as a prize at the Storm game the other week but can't use it so looking to offload it?
    If you're interested in finding out more or making an offer (or if anyone else is interested?) - send me a message throught this site with your contact details and I'll pass you the info on it?
  4. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    My garden shed
    Has solar power
    My garden shed has solar power
    It's got a Quantum hot water system
    My garden shed has solar power
  5. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    ooohhh you lucky bastard!
  6. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    Apparently the Quantum system is the best around and you get high deduction for getting one because they are so efficient.

    Worth looking into.
  7. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    I wish I could afford one.

    With the pool etc our electricity bills are up around $500+ per quarter
  8. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    Had a Saxon system put in about 2 months ago, cost $4379.00 installed but with rebates only really cost $79.00.

    The hot water is ok and has not run out yet in a household of 7.

    Water is not boiling hot as they can only switch it to a certain level but have given me the instructions to raise it higher.

    Saved about $30.00 in the period on hot water but my power bill actually went up :(

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