Several states and territories now have regulations regarding the types of water heaters that can be installed in homes, which generally promote the installation of low greenhouse gas emission water heaters. As a result of these regulations and the availability of government incentives, the number of heat pump water heaters being installed is expected to increase.
The Solar and Heat Pump Hot Water Systems Plumbers Training Handbook is a resource to assist plumbers in installing solar and heat pump hot water systems. This handbook is part of a training program for plumbers being rolled out under the National Framework for Energy Efficiency and the National Hot Water Strategic Framework.
The Solar and Heat Pump Transitional Plumber Training Program is a joint initiative of the Australian Government and state and territory governments to provide plumbers and other installers of solar and heat pump hot water systems with information on solar technologies and their installation. Correct installation of solar and heat pump hot water systems will ensure they comply with state and territory plumbing regulations and achieve high performance. This will result in good outcomes for householders and the environment.
The Plumber Training Handbook and Plumber Reference Guide are resources to assist plumbers in installing heat pump hot water systems. They are a useful resource for plumbers and other installers of solar and heat pump water heating technologies, and will help installers to update their installation skills and techniques.