How much do heat pumps cost? – AEF | Australian Energy Foundation

How much do heat pumps cost?

Heat pump hot water systems range in price from about $2500 to $5000 fully installed. Additional costs may be incurred if alterations to valves or pipes are needed.

The above prices include the federal incentive that is provided through the small scale renewable energy scheme. Certain states also offer a rebate in addition to this.

Please see below which rebates are available in your state.

Under the ActewAGL Heating and Cooling Upgrade program, ACT residents can upgrade their hot water heater to an energy-efficient Stiebel Eltron hot water heat pump and save up to $750 off the purchase price, or $1200 for households which hold an eligible concession card. For more information please visit Actew AGL’s website.

The Energex Hot Water Rewards scheme provides a rebate of $200 to eligible south east Queensland households that connect an electric hot water system to an economy electricity tariff.

Solar hot water systems with an electric boost, heat pumps and electric storage hot water systems can all be connected to economy tariffs. You just need to make sure your hot water system is suitably sized for an economy tariff. For more information please see the Energex website.

Note: The Energex Hot Water Rewards scheme will be ending on 30 June 2022.

Through the Solar Homes program, Solar Hot Water rebates are also eligible on selected hot water heat pumps (i.e. if on the approved product/supplier list provided by Solar Victoria – which AEF can confirm for you). You can potentially receive a rebate of $1000 on the purchase and installation of a hot water heat pump.

To be eligible, households must have a combined household income of less than $180,000 per annum before tax, be an owner-occupier of a home valued at under $3 million, be replacing an existing hot water system and not have claimed another rebate under the Solar Homes program. For more information, please see Solar Victoria’s website.

Though a heat pump may cost more to begin with, they are cheaper to run than other hot water systems, saving you money over the long run.

Want to learn more about heat pumps? Read our complete guide to choosing your perfect hot water heat pump. 

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