Public session to help save money on hot water

By Jed Lanyon

Healesville CoRE is holding a public information session to explain the best available technology options to save money on heating hot water.

Attendees will learn what systems are suitable for different needs and budgets and how existing systems can be retrofitted. Flat panels, evacuated tubes, heat pumps, storage tanks, back-up systems and more will be discussed.

Through this session, you can learn how a hot water tank can act like a battery to store solar electricity and how the cost of a new hot water system can be covered over a few years by savings on energy bills.

And you can find out about subsidies such as the state government’s $1000 for replacing an existing electric hot water system with an energy efficient unit such as a heat pump and how Healesville CoRE’s Solar Hot Water and Heat Pump Bulk Buy will save more money as purchase will be directly from the importer.

The speakers at the event will be: Glen Morris, Healesville’s own solar energy expert and Nick Frcek, from Reclaim Energy and Apricus will introduce the Japanese heat pump, the evacuated tube hot water heating systems and the Australian made stainless steel tanks that will be available with the bulk buy.

Healesville CoRE is a community-initiated group established in 2017 that is working towards becoming a net-zero emissions township by 2027 and achieving greater energy independence so that residents gain from the flow-on health and cost benefits.

The Solar Hot Water and Heat Pumps event is being held on Saturday 27 July at 10.30 am at the Darron Honey Centre, rear of Uniting Church, 286 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

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