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Do Heat Pumps Work Well In Newcastle And Lake Macquarie?

Do Heat Pumps operate effectively in cold climates within Australia in places like Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in NSW? Heat Pumps are becoming increasingly popular in Australia but many people question whether they will work well enough in certain areas. Let’s take a look at whether a heat pump is in fact an ideal solution to replace your existing hot water system and whether or not they are worthwhile.

Our heat pumps are well-suited for Australian conditions, featuring a broad operating temperature range from -7°C to +40°C. Despite facing more challenging temperatures, these systems excel in handling the diverse climate of Australia.

Do Heat Pumps Perform Well in Newcastle?

Our heat pumps are fully endorsed under the VEU program, undergoing rigorous testing to ensure optimal performance in NSW’s climate and weather conditions.

Do Heat Pumps Perform Well in Lake Macquarie?

As above, even Lake Macquarie’s more rural areas are still well within the tolerances for modern heat pumps to perform efficiently.

Is It Possible To Get A Free Heat Pump For Businesses Or Homes?

While subsidies may not cover the complete cost of upgrading a gas hot water system to a heat pump, substantial financial support is still available. Combining these subsidies with the energy savings provided by a heat pump makes it a wise and cost-effective investment.

Is Installation Of A Heat Pump Included?

Absolutely, although we can just supply the heat pump on it’s own. Our team of fully trained, licensed plumbers and heating engineers will handle the installation process. You will receive all necessary compliance and safety certificates, with rebate paperwork organised on your behalf.

Can I Install A Heat Pump Myself?

No, self-installation is not permitted. Installation is not easy and it will usually require de-commissioning your old hot water system safely as part of the process, or incorporating it into your solar system (if you have one). However, don’t worry, as our licensed engineers will perform the installation, ensuring up-to-date compliance with program regulations.


Modern heat pump technology means heat pumps can be used almost anywhere. Whilst they don’t perform quite so well when it really is freezing, they are still the way to go if you want to seriously reduce your energy bills and be more eco-friendly at the same time.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch with CDL Plumbing and Drainage, your local Heat Pump experts.

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CDL Plumbing & Drainage are expert plumbers and gas fitters servicing Newcastle & Lake Macquarie from our Gateshead HQ. We have over 15 years of experience and specialise in all domestic and commercial plumbing, able to take on large-scale drainage projects. Fully qualified (Level 4), licensed & insured with free quotes. We have 2 teams of friendly and reliable plumbers with fully equipped vans.

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