The best heat pump installers in Canberra

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The team from SolarHub, one of Canberra’s most recommended heat pump and solar panel installers. Photo: SolarHub.

If you’ve ever braved a cold Canberra winter, you know how important a reliable heat pump can be. Whether you’re seeking warmth during frosty mornings or aiming for a cozy home after work, selecting the right heat pump installer is crucial.

A heat pump installer specializes in installing and maintaining heat pump systems, playing a pivotal role in keeping your home a comfortable temperature. In this article, we’ll delve into the key qualities to consider when choosing a heat pump installer and spotlight the best options in Canberra.

What makes a great heat pump installer?

A great heat pump installer in Canberra, or anywhere else, should possess a combination of technical skills, customer service qualities, and professional attributes. Here are some key traits to consider:

Expertise in Canberra’s climate. A great heat pump installer understands the unique climate of Canberra and can recommend systems suitable for extreme weather conditions.

Energy efficient solutions. Look for installers prioritizing energy efficiency, helping you save on utility bills while minimizing environmental impact.

Technical proficiency. A good heat pump installer should have a strong understanding of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. They should be well-versed in the technical aspects of heat pumps, including installation procedures, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

Attention to detail. Installing a heat pump requires precision to ensure proper performance. A meticulous installer conducts a thorough inspection post-installation to ensure everything is working correctly and addresses any issues promptly.

Positive customer reviews. Good communication and troubleshooting skills, and a reliable, professional conduct, are crucial for understanding the customer needs. Check for reviews from satisfied clients to gauge an installer’s track record.

The best heat pump installers in Canberra

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook, as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.


Known as 'the smart energy experts", Econrg is backed by more than three decades of experience in heating, cooling and hot water services across the Canberra region.

The team values quality, trustworthy and personable service above all, proudly supporting the installation and service of energy efficient heat pump hot water systems, including those used with solar PV systems.

Cathy left this glowing review online: "...the best company I've ever had to deal with in servicing our hot water system and gas heater."

Water Tight Canberra

When it comes to plumbing, drainage and gasfitting, Water Tight does it all. Founded in 2010 by owner Tom Martin, the company specialises in supply and install, fault finding, maintenance, and renovations for Canberra homes and businesses.

"Great service and clear communication," Kerry Hall said on Google. "Clearly explained my options to replace a dead hot water system. Quote obtained, replacement delivered and installed all on same day, despite bucketing rain."


Specialists in Canberra's fluctuating climate, SolarHub have installed and managed more than 10,000 systems for solar PV, solar hot water, energy storage and energy optimisation over the last decade.

The team supports energy freedom at home and work, stating "We believe in giving individuals and businesses the ability to generate, store and optimise their power so they can take control."

SolarHub is also a Clean Energy Council (CEC) approved retailer, using only CEC approved products and installers.

Climate Plus

Climate Plus provides specialised hot water system advice, installation, maintenance and repairs for a range of hot water systems, including heat pumps, which according to the company are growing rapidly in their popularity.

Calling heat pumps 'the most energy efficient way to heat hot water', Climate Plus technicians use innovative systems designed to accomodate Canberra's climate, from frigid winters to boiling summers.

"Tech arrived right on time and was super efficient, very tidy and clean, honest and knowledgeable," Michael Bockxmeer reviewed on Google.

Blueline Plumbing & Gas

Supported by a multi-award winning team of licensed tradies, Blueline Plumbing & Gas are Canberra's residential specialists for plumbing and gas supply, installation, maintenance and repairs.

All aspects of hot water systems are well within Blueline's reach, including electric, heat pump and continuous flow, and solar.

"Had a fantastic experience," Arnab Gupta said on Google. "We had to replace our hot water system. The team was very professional and thorough. Explained all the issues. Made our decision very simple."

If you’re looking for more information on installation services in Canberra, you might also like our articles on the best electricians, plumbers and solar panel installers Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with heat pump installers in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the Canberra heat pump installers listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size and type of heat pump do I need for my Canberra home?

The size and type depend on your home's specifics. A reputable installer can assess your needs and recommend the right system for optimal performance.

How can a heat pump address common heating challenges in Canberra?

A well-installed heat pump efficiently warms your home during Canberra's cold winters, providing a cost-effective and sustainable heating solution.

Why is energy efficiency important in a heat pump for Canberra?

Energy efficiency reduces utility bills and minimizes environmental impact, ensuring a sustainable and cost-effective heating solution.

How can I ensure the longevity of my heat pump system?

Regular maintenance, professional installation, and choosing a reputable installer contribute to the longevity and efficient performance of your heat pump system.

What is the most common problem with heat pumps?

Common problems with heat pumps that require maintenance from a professional include constant running, rising energy costs, short cycling, strange smells and loud noises.

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