Heat pumps are much more energy efficient than electric or gas systems
Heat pumps work by moving heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly.
An average natural gas system with a 5-star energy rating will cost around $395 per year to run for an average three-person household, according to Sustainability Victoria.
In contrast, a high-efficiency hot water heat pump can do the same job for the same house for approximately $120 a year when using off-peak electricity.
Combining rooftop solar panels with a hot water heat pump can help you save even more on your energy bills and further reduce your emissions.
- Cheaper running costs compared to a gas system
- Works best in warm, humid climates