The SA Government Hot Water Rebates might help pay for your new hot water system.
Worried about the cost of upgrading or replacing your hot water system? The South Australian Government is giving homeowners a helping hand. If you currently have an electric unit, you’ve got your pick of the rebates.
There are rebates up to $1,735 to switch to gas, $1,700 for heat pumps, and $2,600 for solar hot water. Want to find out how much you’re eligible for?
Use the quick four-question system below. We know hot water language can be a little confusing at times. Don’t get confused by industry phrases and acronyms.
Check your eligibility:
REES (Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme):
It’s a South Australian energy efficiency scheme that encourages you to move towards more energy efficient hot water. The REES helps make energy savings more affordable and it contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases.
STCs (Small Scale Technology Certificates):
A Federal Government initiative, STCs are determined, based on location, installation date, and amount of displaced MWh the solar or heat pump hot water has over the course of its lifetime. For more information you can visit: http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au
AGN (Australian Gas Networks):
AGN encourage you to connect to the natural gas network, in the form of rebates for converting a hot water system. They’re also offering an additional new connection bonus to help reduce the cost of the initial connection from the meter to the home. For more information and to view a copy of their privacy act please visit: https://www.australiangasnetworks.com.au/
RETICULATED GAS NETWORK:
Available for both natural and LPG, reticulated gas is the distribution via a network of pipes. It moves gas from a storage location and services a multitude of customers. If you have a meter on your property, you’re connected to the mains (reticulated) gas supply.
A single, detached dwelling or two (or more) attached dwellings separated by a fire-resistant wall. This includes a maisonette, row house, townhouse, and single-storey flats or units.
A multi-storey building containing two or more sole-occupancy units, where each is a separate dwelling. For example, an apartment or flat in a multi-storey building.