SOLAR HOT WATER REBATES 2018
As we have come into 2018, rebates have increased, making solar hot water much more affordable then previous years. Complete Gas & Hot Water has partnered with AGL Trades Services SA to provide huge rebates worth up to $2,400 for existing homes, with no natural gas connected to make the switch to an electric boosted solar.
To ensure you get the most energy efficient electric boosted solar option possible (if not already installed), you will also need to get a controlled load (off peak) meter to ensure the system only heats overnight on the cheaper tariff (approx. 15-20c per kWh) if no solar is generated during the day. Most houses with a standard electric storage hot water will already have this installed. During the day (approximately 8 months of the year) the panels will heat the water and circulate it back into the tank and if not enough solar is generated due to cloud cover, the electricity meter will then kick in overnight to heat the rest of the tank.
When comparing solar VS gas, it's important to not only factor the total cost for usage, product cost & install - you need to factor in the additional for supply charge. Similar to your electricity, you do get charged a quarterly supply charge of around $70-$80 for having a gas meter at the property, not including the actual usage of gas. If you are not thinking of having additional gas appliances to make this fee worthwhile (and although I am a BIG advocate for natural gas and it's benefits), it may just not be worth switching and is sometimes not a viable option. Sticking to an electric boosted solar will save this supply charge cost, especially if you are currently using less then this on hot water already. You can check your electricity bill for your current hot water usage if you have a standard electric hot water system – you will find this listed under a separate meter called “Controlled Load” which is your off peak meter. This is usage only for the current electric hot water system and/or underfloor heating & pool pumps.
Below you will find two SA government websites that shows how each hot water system operates and a look at approximate usage costs;
For MORE information, to book a free onsite quote, or if you have any other questions please feel free to send through an email or give us a call on 0488 055 521.
WINTER IS COMING
Be ready this winter and book your pre-winter servicing before firing up those gas log fires, space heaters, wall furnaces and gas ducted systems. Call now for a quote - 0488 055 521
NEW YEAR - NEW REBATES 2017
If ever is the time to connect natural gas, it's now! Australian Gas Networks have released brand new rebate campaigns for 2017 and it is HUGE!
Along with their free gas connection (from street to meter) they are offering a $500 rebate for the changeover from electric to gas hot water, central heating and/or flued heating and a $100 rebate for other gas appliances such as BBQ's, cook tops, ovens, spa heating, dryers, outdoor heaters PLUS MORE.
Also NEW this year, for properties connecting to gas for the first time an additional $500 NEW CONNECTION BONUS on top of any of the above rebates! That could be $1,000 off a brand new gas hot water installation & connection from meter to home.
Call now for a free onsite quote or for more info.
Please see their website for all terms and conditions - https://www.australiangasnetworks.com.au/gas-explained/benefits-of-natural-gas/promotions
Winter 2016 Updates:
As we are now moving into the colder months it’s the perfect time to get your heater serviced and checked ready for winter. Contact us now to book your appointment.
Australian Gas Networks are continuing their rebates from last year making this a better time than ever to get gas installed at your property. With rebates for electric to gas hot water change overs, new gas heater installations and new gas ducted heater installations. Call us today to get your free quote.
October 2016 UpDate: Natural Gas in Mclaren vale
Natural Gas in Mclaren Vale is now getting into its final stages, with the Australian Gas Networks rebates on offer now is the perfect time to make the change. If you require any more information or would like to book a free onsite quote give us a call or send an online inquiry, We will get back to you promptly and make an appointment to get you started.
Check out the Australian Gas Networks Website for more info: www.naturalgasinmclarenvale.com.au