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October 5th, 2010

Claim Your Hot Water Service Rebate

Did you know that you may be able to claim for a government rebate of anywhere between $300 and $1,200?


The New South Wales Government is offering a rebate of up to $1,200 when you install a five star, solar or heat pump hot water system to replace an existing electric hot water system.

Replacing your existing electric hot water service with a more efficient and sustainable hot water solution is a great idea to help you save money and lower your greenhouse gas emissions. Both Federal and some State Governments are currently offering a healthy rebate for a variety of environmentally friendly hot water systems. This is an excellent chance for you to purchase a new hot water system and lower your carbon footprint.

The idea behind offering the rebate is to help more people convert to energy efficient hot water. It is a great idea to lower your emissions and help save the planet and we all need to do our part. With the government offering financial assistance, there is no better opportunity.

Did you know that on average, an electric hot water system is the largest cause of green house gas emissions from the Australian home? It is becoming a well known fact that an electric hot water service amounts for approximately 30 percent of energy use in the home.

By installing a solar or heat pump hot water system you can save a significant amount on running costs. After receiving the rebate, any savings on running costs will be going straight into your pocket allowing for you to enjoy more of the finer things in life.

The Local Sydney Plumber will be more than happy to install the new hot water system for you. The Local Sydney Plumber has over 25 years of experience and can help you whether it’s a blocked drain, dripping tap or the installation of a new hot water service.



To qualify for the New South Wales (NSW) Government rebate, the following must be true.

The new system must be replacing an existing electric hot water system and must be purchased and installed between the 1st October 2007 and the 30th June 2011. Only solar and heat pump hot water systems are acceptable for the rebate and the new hot water system must be installed by a licensed plumber. The NSW rebate only applies to residential property in New South Wales.

The New South Wales Government rebate for a five star gas hot water system is $300. The rebate for heat pump and solar hot water systems is based on the efficiency of the system itself. The more efficient the system, the higher the rebate. This is to encourage people to have more high efficiency systems to be installed.

The efficiency of the system is determined by the eligibility of the system for Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

If the system has received 20-27 RECs then a $600 rebate may be possible. 28-35 RECs offers a potential rebate of $800, 36-43 RECs could be a $1,000 rebate and 44 or more RECs could merit you a $1,200 rebate.

The NSW Government is the only party who can pay the rebate and there intention is to have it paid to eligible applicants within 60 days via either check or deposit into a nominated bank account.

Contact the Local Sydney Plumber  by phoning 1300 556 896 for a quote as this hot water system rebate will not be around forever.


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