Vipac is NATA accredited to the test all different types of water heaters, including:
- Electric Water Heaters
- Gas Water Heaters and Boilers
- Heat Pump Water Heaters
- Solar Water Heaters.
All of these types of water heaters have Watermark certification requirements to AS 3498. Click here to download the Hot Water Storage Tank Testing flyer.
Stand-alone electrical and gas water heaters have applicable MEPS requirements. Electric tanks that are part of solar and heat pump water heater systems may have MEPS requirements introduced in the future.
Gas water heaters are required to have gas appliance certification to AS 4552 or the new standards AS/NZS 5263.1.2 and AS 5263.0. This standard covers both instantaneous and storage type of gas water heater, as well as hydronic gas heaters.
Solar and heat pump water heaters are eligible for STC entitlements under the Clean Energy Regulator’s Renewable Energy Target.