Chromagen Midea 170L Heat Pump

Chromagen Midea 170L Heat Pump

 VerifiedMPN:S0972
Chromagen Midea 170L Heat Pump
3.3

120 reviews

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52% · 6249 · 41%
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Build Quality
3.1
Value for Money
3.1
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.4
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3.3
Temperature Consistency
3.6
Heating Speed
3.4

Reviews

120 reviews
Ian M.
Ian M.2 posts
 

Noisy Chinese junk

Unit working ok but ridiculously noisy, to get a service call under warranty they tell you if no fault is found they will charge you. Show details
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Robyn H.
Robyn H.16 posts
 
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neil
neilCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC2 posts
 

Effective with no problems

Purchased thru Vic Govt rebate plan, cost only $99 for fitting of tempering valve. Located under carport.
5 years old with no problems. Run solely on economy mode, so does not use back up elec heating element although would use this if ran out of hot water and needed quick reheat. 2 person household and both take long showers 10min plus each, never run out but gets close. There is a user serviceable filter to maintain efficiency, so read your instruction manual. By the way old heater had a hole drilled in it as it's part of rebate scheme.. Show details
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Will C.
Will C.South East Queensland, QLD4 posts
 

Burst Tank

My 5 year old unit burst a tank. After a few years, the display was illegible. The purchase price was good but the short life makes it bad value for money. The system did not perform well in cold weather.
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Tiang C.
Tiang C.3 posts
 

Midea 170L Heat Pump Hot Water System

Rusty hot water tank but have no way to drain and clean the rust and scale inside the tank. Stripped the drain bolt and have to drill a hole on the plug in order to drain the hot water system.
Tried with screw extractor to remove it but failed.
The hot water system has to be replaced in less than 7 year because of the poor design as the drain valve could be installed by the manufacture.
Cheap plastic housing degraded after a few year exposed to the sun.
Not happy with the product and not recommended. Show details
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Pete
Pete2 posts
 

Water Heater 170 L Midea Heat Pump

The Installation & Maintenance booklet does not define operation of any of the three MODES. What do they mean ? What is the difference between (i) Economy Mode an (ii) E-Heater Mode ? ALSO my heater was installed externally and is exposed to all western and southerly weather and operates/heats up regularly, even when I have not used hot water for more than 14 hours. I suspect that 170 L unit is very POORLY INSULATED and is a slave to our windy southern weather ! Your comments please.
Shawn
ShawnThe Mallee, VIC2 posts
 
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GI Jayne
GI JayneCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC4 posts
 

Installed 7 years ago and has never missed a beat! Great install. Has never frozen in winter. Is very cheap to run

Perfect in every way. Cheap efficient and reliable. 7 years and still going strong. Show details
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Rebecca S.
Rebecca S.
 

Not good and wouldn’t recommend

Bought less than four years ago.
Now faulty as rain water has entered the electronic panel. Show details
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Phil
PhilSouth East Queensland, QLD76 posts
 

Very efficient and quiet

This replaced an instantaneous LPGas H.W.S

Very quiet, about the noise of a quiet microwave or small external aircon unit on low.

I run economy mode (heat pump only) always and i estimate it uses 70% less energy than a non heatpump HWS would use. And it's way cheaper than LPGas

A timer allows you to use your solar power energy rather than grid energy (if your on net metering) through the day and also use the hottest parts of the day for heat pump efficiency. However the clock resets (timer settings do not) if power is lost meaning a start through the night using grid power if you forget to reset the clock.

I expect a 10 year life like any other HWS or Aircon appliance and time will tell. Show details

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Dean J.
Dean J.
 

Temperature arbitrarily bounces around from 26-48 degrees, but never reaches 70 degrees as selected

After a recent power outage the unit just went rogue. So I spoke with a Chromagen technician who explained over the phone how to reset the system which I did successfully. Turning off any timers (which was the issue) setting the system to hybrid mode and the temperature to 70 degrees. Now all of a sudden the system’s temperature arbitrarily bounces from 26 to 48 degrees. It’s running constantly but never reaches the desired 70 degrees, it’s been 3 days now of luke warm showers so I’m going to get a technician out to look at the system. Super frustrating! Show details
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Ken Brown
Ken BrownSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 

Our Midea 170L is extremely loud!

Our Midera 170L brand new hot water pump is extremely loud. It’s so bad we shut our bedroom windows and it still keeps us awake through the night. It’s like a loud humming noise that is continuous.our neighbors have the same model but aren’t as loud Show details
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Wayne
WayneNortheast, VIC4 posts
 

useless in winter

During the summer months we have had no problems , if you live in a cold area {Yea Victoria } during winter the chromagen 250 ltr heat pump is useless , on contacting Chromagen on a few occasions all they say "well we could send out a plumber {cost $150} We now find out its too cold an area to work properly !! Show details
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Kim S.
Kim S.Perth, WA9 posts
 

Burst tank

6 yrs and it is dead. Gushing water from anywhere it can force it through. Plastic deteriorated fairly quickly. Never ran out of hot water; however a ruptured tank after 6 years seems to be the experience of many. For the price, that is actually very poor. Replaced with a rheem standard hot water system for half of the price and a twelve year tank warranty. I won’t buy a other heat pump until the warranty and quality matches the sales hype. Show details
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Bo h
Bo hSydney, NSW
 

Useless hot water system

Moved into a rental property
Takes a long time to re heat
Always runs out of hot water
Had to replace with a different brand.
Simply not a very good product Show details
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Questions & Answers

Victoria B.
Victoria B.

When we turn the hot water tap on we now have brown water. ????

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Darrell W.
Darrell W.

Mine has stuffed up after 6.5 years so they are terrible, cause need to buy again or pay more for instalation do not buy

Robyn H.
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MWheeler
MWheeler

What is the tank made from and what is the refrigerant, thank you

Details

CategoryElectric Hot Water Storage Systems
TypeStorage
Dimensions 1580 x 568 x 568 mm
Capacity170.00L
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)
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  • MPN: S0972

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