HOT WATER & SOLAR POWER

Welcome to Urban Future, your trusted partner in energy-efficient solutions. Based in Perth, Australia, we are dedicated to providing our customers with cutting-edge technologies that promote sustainability while helping you save money. Our focus is on delivering top-quality hot water systems, including solar hot water and heat pumps, as well as solar power and solar battery storage systems.

LEARN MORE ABOUT URBAN FUTURE

At Urban Future, we understand the importance of reducing energy consumption and minimizing our impact on the environment. That’s why we offer a wide range of energy-efficient solutions designed to meet your specific needs. Our team of experts is committed to helping you make the transition to a greener future, one that not only benefits you but also contributes to the overall well-being of our planet.

With our Hot Water & Solar Power packages, you can enjoy free power and hot water all year round while reducing your energy bills.
Our carefully designed solar power systems help generate your own clean and renewable energy for your home or business. And with our solar battery storage systems, you can store excess energy for later use, maximizing the efficiency of your setup. Only using high performing products backed with trusted Australian support, you can rest easy knowing you’re getting the best value for your Hot Water & Solar Power systems and are in safe hands with Urban Future.

At Urban Future, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service and ensuring your complete satisfaction. Our team of knowledgeable technicians will guide you through the entire process, from initial consultation to installation and beyond. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide ongoing support to ensure that your energy-efficient solutions continue to perform at their best.

Ready to take the next step towards a sustainable future? Contact us today to learn more about our energy-efficient solutions and schedule a consultation. Together, let’s pave the way for a brighter and greener tomorrow with Urban Future

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HEAT PUMP HOT WATER SYSTEM

WHAT ARE HEAT PUMPS?

Heat pump hot water systems, also known as heat pump water heaters, work by extracting heat from the surrounding air and transferring it to the water to heat it up. This process is similar to how a refrigerator works but in reverse.

Heat pump hot water systems are more energy-efficient compared to traditional electric or gas water heaters. They can provide significant cost savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with water heating.

Some of the Perth’s most popular options are the Enviroheat & iStore as are incredibly efficient, offer great warranties and fantastic local Australian support.

At 48dBA noise operation, an array of features, modes and settings you can optimise your water heating needs to best suit your family or business.

HOW DO THEY WORK?

Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how a typical heat pump hot water system works:

  1. Evaporator: The process starts with the evaporator, which is located outside or in an area with access to ambient air. The evaporator consists of a coil filled with a refrigerant, which is a substance that is capable of absorbing and releasing heat efficiently at low temperatures.
  2. Heat Absorption: The refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs heat from the surrounding air. Even in cold weather, there is still heat energy present in the air, and the evaporator captures this heat.
  3. Compressor: The refrigerant, now in a gaseous state and carrying the absorbed heat, is then compressed by a compressor. Compression increases the temperature and pressure of the refrigerant.
  4. Condenser: The hot, pressurized refrigerant then moves to the condenser, which is a coil inside the water storage tank. As the refrigerant flows through the condenser, it releases heat to the water and cools down in the process. The water in the tank absorbs the heat from the refrigerant, which increases the temperature of the stored water.
  5. Expansion Valve: After transferring heat to the water, the refrigerant, now in a liquid state, passes through an expansion valve, which reduces its pressure. This pressure drop prepares the refrigerant to enter the evaporator and repeat the cycle.
  6. Heat Exchange Loop: To ensure efficient heat transfer, most heat pump hot water systems use a closed-loop system. This means that the refrigerant circulates through the evaporator, compressor, condenser, and expansion valve in a continuous loop.
  7. Backup Heating Element: In some models, there is a backup heating element in the water tank. This element is usually an electric resistance heater that can supplement the heat pump’s operation during times of high demand or very cold weather. The backup heating element kicks in to ensure a constant supply of hot water.

✔ Includes Rebate
✔ Old System Removal
✔ Full Valve Replacement

Enviroheat Heat Pump

Fully Installed From

$2650

iStore Heat Pump

Fully Installed From

$2950

Reclaim Heat Pump

Fully Installed From

$6490

SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEM

WHAT IS SOLAR HOT WATER?

An Australian solar hot water system works by utilizing the sun’s energy to heat water. It typically consists of solar collectors (panels), a storage tank, a circulation system, as well as a backup heating source (usually electric or gas) for cloudy days or high-demand periods.

Solar hot water systems take advantage of the country’s abundant sunlight to provide a sustainable and cost-effective solution for water heating. They can significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional water heating methods, resulting in both environmental and economic benefits.

Some flexibility is given with a solar hot water system, they be installed with the panels on the roof, tank on the ground combined with a circulation pump and control system. Or alternatively both panels and tank on the roof. New modern roof mounted solar hot water systems can be prone to water dumping if too powerful of a system is installed with insufficient demand for hot water consumption (is: 2 people living in a home with a large 300L twin panels roof mount)
Typically in a scenario like this, we would recommend a heat pump or a smaller solar hot water system.

HOW DO THEY WORK?

Here’s a breakdown of how it operates:

  1. Solar Collectors: These are mounted on the roof or in an area with maximum exposure to sunlight. The collectors are designed to absorb solar radiation and convert it into heat. They consist of a series of tubes or panels containing a heat-absorbing fluid or a set of metal plates with a heat-absorbing coating.
  2. Heat Absorption: As sunlight strikes the solar collectors, the water or antifreeze heat-absorbing fluid (commonly known glycol) absorbs the energy, heating up in the process.
  3. Heat Transfer: The heated fluid flows through the solar collectors and transfers its heat to the water in the storage tank through a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger can be a coil of tubing immersed in the tank or a heat exchange plate.
  4. Circulation System: A circulation system, powered by natural convection or a small pump, helps circulate the heated fluid between the solar collectors and the storage tank. It ensures that the heat is efficiently transferred to the water in the tank.
  5. Storage Tank: The heated water is stored in an insulated tank for later use. The tank is typically well-insulated to minimize heat loss and maintain hot water temperatures.
  6. Backup Heating Source: In the event of insufficient sunlight or high-demand periods, a backup heating source, such as an electric or gas booster, is used to heat the water to the desired temperature. This ensures a continuous supply of hot water.
  7. Temperature and Pressure Regulation: Solar hot water systems have temperature and pressure control mechanisms to ensure safety and optimize system performance. These controls prevent the water from overheating or exceeding safe pressure levels.

✔ Includes Rebate
✔ Old System Removal
✔ Full Valve Replacement

iHeat Solar Hot Water System

Fully Installed From

$3490

Envirosun TS Solar Hot Water System

Fully Installed From

$4390

SOLAR POWER

LEARN MORE ABOUT SOLAR POWER
  1. A solar power system, also known as a photovoltaic system or PV system, is a technology that harnesses the energy from sunlight and converts it into usable electricity.
  2. It is a sustainable and renewable energy solution that has gained popularity as a clean alternative to traditional fossil fuel-based power generation.
  3. Solar power systems can be installed in various scales, ranging from small residential systems to large-scale commercial or utility-scale installations.
  4. The size of the system depends on factors such as available space, energy requirements, and budget.
  5. Solar power systems offer numerous advantages, including reduced electricity bills, lower carbon emissions, energy independence, and potential financial incentives such as government rebates or net metering programs.
WHAT COMPONENTS MAKE UP A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM?
  1. Solar Panels: These are the devices that convert sunlight into electricity. The number of solar panels required depends on their individual wattage and efficiency. In the case of a 6.6 kW system, it might consist of approximately 20-25 panels with an average output of around 260-330 watts each.
  2. Inverter: Solar panels generate direct current (DC) electricity, but most household appliances and the electrical grid operate on alternating current (AC). An inverter is used to convert the DC electricity from the panels into AC electricity that can be used in your home or fed back into the grid.
  3. Mounting System: Solar panels are typically installed on rooftops or ground-mounted structures. A mounting system provides the necessary support and ensures that the panels are securely positioned to capture sunlight effectively.
  4. Racking and Wiring: Racking refers to the framework that holds the solar panels in place, while wiring connects the panels to the inverter and other electrical components. It is crucial to ensure proper wiring and electrical connections to optimize system performance and safety.
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  6. Monitoring System: Some solar power systems come with monitoring capabilities, allowing homeowners to track the energy production and performance of their system. This can be done through a display unit or via online monitoring software.
  7. Optional: Battery Storage System – While not always included, some homeowners choose to add a battery storage system to store excess solar energy generated during the day for use during nighttime or power outages.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SOLAR POWER SYSTEM IS BEST FOR ME?

Things to consider when buying a solar power system.

Firstly, what phase is your property as this ultimately decides what type of system you can even install.
Below you can see 2 examples of single or 3 phase meters. You’re allowed up to 5kw of Inverter capacity per phase.
If you have 1 service fuse (black box), you’re single phase and without a battery can only have 6.6kw of panels with a 5kw inverter.
If you have 3, you can install between 6.6kw and 20kw of panels and 5-15kw capacity.

Next we need to look at available roof space, the friendly team at Urban Future can size up a system and show you the proposed design on your roof space.

Now we’ll look at products, it’s important to pick components with Australian support. Sometimes things can go wrong, when it does, you need it to be as pain free as possible.
Urban Future has a selection of inverters and panels that perform well, offer industry standard or better warranty and have solid Australian support.

Your budget may also play a part in what options are available to you, Urban Future also has several flexible payment options to help you achieve your energy goals.

We’ll help guide you through your options, taking into consideration your needs and preferences as well as your future goals so you can make the most of your investment.

✔ Includes Rebate
✔ Old System Removal
✔ System Fully Commissioned
✔ Free Online Monitoring & Support

6.6kw Solar Power System

Fully Installed From

$3390

6.6kw Hybrid-Battery Ready Solar Power System

Fully Installed From

$4790

6.6kw Solar Power With 9.6kw Battery Storage

Fully Installed From

$13990

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