How Do I Properly Dispose of My Old Water Heating System When Installing a Hot Water Heat Pump?

Written By EnergyLabs  |  Hot Water Heat Pumps 

Are you thinking of upgrading your water heating system to a hot water heat pump? Switching to a more efficient system is great for the environment, as well as your wallet. But before you start installing, it’s important to think about how to safely and properly dispose of your old water heating system.

The best way to get rid of an old water heater is by calling a local waste disposal company. They will be able to provide advice on the most appropriate way to dispose of it. Depending on the type of heater you have, they may also be able to come and pick it up from your property. If this is not an option, many councils provide free or discounted skip bin hire or hazardous waste removal services, so contact them too see if this is possible.

In some cases, you may even be able to recycle some parts of your old heater. For example, if you have an electric storage tank unit with a metal casing, this can often be recycled at a metal recycling centre or scrap metal dealer.

If you are looking for other ways to dispose of your old water heating system there are several things that should always be avoided. Don’t leave it on the side of the street or in public areas – this is illegal and harmful for the environment and could result in fines from local authorities. Other inappropriate disposal methods include burying it in the garden or throwing it in the bin – both should also be avoided as they can pose serious health risks and damage the environment.

Finally, when disposing of any hazardous material such as a water heater, make sure that all electrical connections are disconnected and any insulation has been removed before handing it over for disposal – this will help ensure that everyone stays safe during transport and processing.

So there you have it! By following these simple steps you can ensure that your old water heating system is disposed of responsibly when upgrading to a new hot water heat pump!

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