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Heat pump hot water systems are extremely energy efficient and are also a great alternative to solar, electric or gas.

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Heat Pump Hot Water Service and Repair

You may be thinking that they would only work in a warmer climate, with warm air to draw energy from. However, the way heat pump systems are designed is to extract warmth out of air anywhere down to -10 degrees Celcius, which means they are still a perfect option for those in cold climates.  This is very similar to how solar panels extract heat and energy from the sun.

If you want to upgrade your electric system to a heat pump, you’ll be pleased to know they share the same connections, so this is an easy job for your local Metropolitan Plumbing professional.

Heat pump hot water systems come in many brands, makes and models and we can install, service and repair all of them. Some of our most trusted and well-known brands include:

Our plumbers are fully trained and experienced in hot water systems, and heat pumps are no exception. Metropolitan Plumbing has been operating for over 25 years now and take pride in our expertise. Our plumbers will arrive at your door within an hour of your call*, with a van fully stocked, ready to complete your job on the spot in line with our same day service policy.

We even operate 24/7, so there isn’t a day or time you can’t call on us for help.

How it Works: Heat Pump

Heat pumps use the warmth from the air and electricity to pump a refrigerant through a system in order to heat water. The refrigerant used boils at low temperatures (around -26oC), allowing a heat pump to work at ambient temperatures as low as -10oC!

Heat pumps heat your water in several steps:

  1. A liquid refrigerant is passed through an evaporator where it becomes a gas. This gas picks up heat from the air.
  2. An electric compressor is used to compress the gas refrigerant, causing it to increase in temperature even more. It is now hotter than the water in the tank.
  3. This hot gas flows to a condenser and passes its heat on to the water in the tank, turning back into a liquid as it cools down.
  4. The liquid refrigerant then flows into an expansion valve where it cools, ready to be used again.

While electricity is used to power the compressor and other components of a heat pump hot water system, they are approximately three times more efficient than electric water heaters with conventional elements. The warmer the outside temperature, the easier it is for the heat pump to warm your water.

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Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, we understand the unpredictable nature of hot water, which is why we are proud to offer our valued customers a range of $0 deposit, interest free payment plans**. You can choose to spread your payments across weekly or fortnightly instalments, putting you back in control of your money.

The application process is simple, with most of our customers gaining approval within minutes. Your plumber can sign you up on site and once approved, can start working on your heat pump hot water system straight away.

If you have any questions about these plans or wish to book one of our qualified plumbers, contact the team at Metropolitan Plumbing today.

Whether it’s for your pool or just general hot water use, knowing how long it takes for your heat pump hot water system to heat your water can be useful. There is an array of factors which contribute to how long your heat pump will take to heat your water:
  • Water temperature
  • Outside temperature
  • Humidity
  • Wind
  • Insulation
Modern heat pump water heaters have settings which can be useful in swapping between energy saving settings and high-demand. In a high-demand mode, your heat pump hot water system can be fully heated in 60-80 minutes. Energy saving modes increase this time to 2-3 hours.
From the fan which sucks air into the heat pump, to the compressor which creates additional heat to warm your water, older heat pumps can be quite noisy. This is especially true if it has been installed near a bedroom where you need quiet. Modern day heat pump hot water systems, however, are only slightly louder than a whisper. Despite this, poorly placed older heat pumps have given this hot water system type a bad rap, and many people shy away from them because of this. If noise is still a worry, consider having your heat pump installed away from living areas such as bedrooms and living rooms to avoid noise being a concern all together.
When looking at what size heat pump hot water system is best suited for your home, there are a few things you should consider:
  • How many people are in your home?
  • How much hot water do you use in a day?
  • What time of day do you use hot water?
  • Do multiple people use hot water at the same time of day?
  • Are there water-saving fixtures installed?
  • Does your dishwasher or washing machine use hot water?
Given that the average Australian uses approximately 75l of hot water per day, a family of four will most likely find that a 270-315l tank is suitable for their home. Depending on how many water saving measures your home employs, your storage tank could be reduced by as much as half of this!

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