If you are a Queensland resident, now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your hot water system. The Queensland Government are offering a fantastic opportunity through the Climate Smart Energy Savers rebate, allowing eligible residents to not only reduce their energy bills but also lower carbon emissions, and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. This initiative is part of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, and it is a win-win for your wallet and the environment.
What is the Climate Smart Energy Savers Rebate?
The rebate is designed to provide financial incentives for households in Queensland to replace outdated appliances with energy-efficient options. This initiative not only helps save money on energy bills but also contributes to a greener and more sustainable future.
There are two types of rebates available:
Standard Rebate: This rebate is available to all eligible Queensland households and provides financial support for purchasing and installing energy-efficient appliances.
Low-Income Rebate: Designed to assist households with lower annual incomes, this rebate offers additional financial support for purchasing and installing eligible appliances.
One essential point to note is that only one rebate is available per household, and the rebate amount cannot exceed the total cost of the appliance purchase and installation.
How to apply:
Applying for the Climate Smart Energy Savers rebate seems to be a straightforward process:
Purchase and have an eligible appliance installed after 4 September 2023, note it is a first in, first served set up.
Submit your application within 30 days of purchasing plug-in appliances or within 30 days of installation for fixed appliances.
Ensure your appliance meets the eligibility criteria.
The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) administers online applications and payments. If you need assistance with your application, you can call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for help.
Why Upgrade Your Hot Water System?
Let’s delve into why upgrading your hot water system is a wise decision, and why Plumbaround should be your installer of choice.
The benefits of upgrading your hot water system go beyond the rebate itself. Modern, energy-efficient hot water systems offer several advantages:
Energy Efficiency: New hot water systems are designed to be highly energy-efficient, which means lower energy bills for you.
Environmental Impact: By reducing your energy consumption, you’re also decreasing your carbon footprint, making a positive impact on the environment.
Reliability: Older hot water systems are more prone to breakdowns and inefficiencies. Upgrading ensures a reliable and consistent supply of hot water.
Safety: Newer models often come with enhanced safety features, giving you peace of mind.
Why Plumbaround is Your Top Choice for Hot Water System Upgrades
Contact Plumbaround today to discuss your hot water system upgrade needs and experience the difference for yourself.
Why should you choose Plumbaround?
Experience: With years of experience in the plumbing industry, we have a proven track record of providing top-notch services and loads of experience in installing hot water systems.
Expertise: Our team of professionals are well-versed in the latest technologies and installation techniques, ensuring that your new hot water system is set up for optimal performance.
CustomerSatisfaction: We take pride in our commitment to customer satisfaction. Our team will work with you to understand your needs and ensure the installation is seamless.
Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to make your home more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Upgrading your hot water system is a smart decision that benefits both your wallet and the planet. We’re here to make your home more comfortable, efficient, and eco-friendly. Contact Plumbaround today, your reliable source for plumbing solutions!
A tankless HWS runs on gas or electricity. A sensor within the system will pick up when a hot water tap is turned on and release gas to ignite and heat the water for consumption.
Which is better – Hot water heater or tankless?
In general a tankless system is more energy efficient than a storage system. Because in a storage system the hot water heated will lose heat during the day. This will need to be reheated and will cost more.
What is the purpose of a tankless hot water heater?
A tankless system purpose is to supply water the instant the user in the household needs hot water. Fuel consumption is less as the system does not run 24 hours a day.
What is the difference between point of use and tankless water heaters?
A point of use system is located near the point where the water is going to be used. Unlike the system which supplies water to the entire house.
How much does it cost to run a tankless hot water heater?
The tankless hot water heater installation cost range between $750 to $3000 if switching between electric to gas. A normal system costs between $500 to $1000.
Tankless systems require a lot of energy to heat up water immediately. However it doesnt run all the time so energy saving happens. It costs roughly $527.10 per year for a family of four.
A HWS or hot water system is a boiler that heats water up. It is typically a boiler in which water is stored and heated for washing and bathing. The temperature is heated to around 60 to 83 degree Celsius and then
Types of HWS
There are two main types of HWS. These are:
Storage systems – water is stored in a large tank until needed
Continuoud flow system – known as instantaneous systems. Produces hot water when its needed.
These are broken down into 4 hot water systems:
Electric Hot water Systems
Heat Pump Water Heater
What is the most efficient way to heat house water
The electric heat water system is the most efficient way to heat water and is very cost effective. Save money.
How many years will a HWS last
The HWS usually last for many years. A continuous flow gas powered system can last 15 to 20 years with proper maintenance. Electric systems usually last 8 to 10 years and this will depend if its a tank system or tankless. The hot water system warranty is a good gauge of how long the system is made to last.
PS: a tankless hot water system is gas fueled HWS. When you open the hot water tap a sensor picks up that you need hot water and then the gas starts burning to heat water instantaneously, warming the water for immediate use.
Do HWS use a lot of electricity
Hot water systems usually take up 30% of the electricity bill for a home. The reason being the system is run 24/7. The interesting thing is people only use the showers early morning and in the evening, yet the system is run 24 hours a day wasting electricity.
Are there any disadvantages of hot water system
The main disadvantage is the cost of installing the system. It is a big investment and needs a licensed plumber to install. Running the system daily is expensive as well. Water heating is approximately 21 to 25% of the energy used in a home.
How to choose a hot water system
Here are 4 tips to keep in mind when buying a HWS:
Fuel type, availability and cost. The type of fuel you will use will not only affect the annual cost to run, but also its size and energy efficiency
Size – large enough to provide the entire house hold with ample hot water for showers
Energy efficiency – To maxi mise energy and cost savings
Costs – Before purchasing a HWS make sure you calculate how much it costs to run annually and compare the costs with other less or more energy efficient systems on the market.
Is hot water cheaper from gas or electricity
Gas heaters cost approximately the same as electric HWS. However the cost of gas is far cheaper than electricity. This will give you better savings if you go for a gas hot water system.
Call Plumbaround plumbers to help you install a new system on your premises.
Now that the weather is becoming cooler, we are naturally using more hot water. This means our hot water systems are placed under more pressure to produce hot water quicker and to top up more often, also heating for longer.
Why Call A Licensed Plumber To Install Your Hot Water System
The following are reasons you will need to contact your local trusted plumber –
If you find you are experiencing a reduction in hot water or intermittent hot water;
A valve at the hot water system is constantly leaking and hasn’t stopped or has increased in leakage;
Your hot water system has burst at the seams and / or is leaking from the top or base;
With the Hydro Jet Rodder on board, Plumbaround can clear even the toughest blocked drains. Whilst the electric eel is a great machine to clear lines, the Jet Rodder blasts all sorts of debris free from blocked sewer and stormwater lines.
Hydro Jetting cleans drains once cleared of a blockage with a high pressure water jet at up to 35,000kpa. The jet rodder achieves this by feeding a self propelled hose with a specifically designed nozzle up the drain.
There are many places an electric eel cannot go where a jetter hose travels with ease and does the job more effectively and efficiently. We have a variety of nozzles for use and with the ability to pull through toilet pans and tight PVC gully traps.
Hydro-jetting will clear storm water lines blocked by silt, sludge and sediment build up. The hydro-jet method penetrates the dirt and flushes the drain in one action, leaving the drain clean and free flowing.
Call the Plumbaround team today on 3038-1038 to enquire about the Hydro Jet Rodder.
At Plumbaround we are committed to ensuring a COVID-19 Safe workplace for our staff & a COVID-19 Safe service for our clients. We have implemented a COVID-19 Safe plan to manage the spread of COVID-19. Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing Restrictions outlines how businesses can operate and at which stage. We have undertaken planning to ensure we keep our business, our staff and our customers safe. We have our Work Health and Safety Plan in place, and keep up to date with strategies to on how to manage COVID-19 in this ever-changing time.
Our staff have undertaken Infection Control Training and COVID-19 Safe training in order for Plumbaround to continue to provide a safe Plumbing & Gas fitting service to our clients. Rest assure we are well equipped with up to date policies and directives from the the World Health Organisation; Queensland Health & the Australian Government.
Our staff and client health & safety is our upmost priority at all times. Remember to regularly wash your hands; use hand sanitiser where possible & practice 1.5m social distancing at all times.