Most homes choose to have an electric hot water system due to their improved efficiency ratings over recent years.
Electric hot water system come in various storage capacity sizes. They range from smaller systems which can hold around 25 to 80 litres. However, larger systems can hold between 125 to 400 litres in total.
Obviously, choosing a system which is larger than you require is not economical. Essentially you are paying to heat and store water that you’ll never use. But then if you choose a heater that doesn’t store enough water than is needed, the cost to heat additional water is considerably more.
Bondi Plumbing only use the best and most reliable suppliers when we are required to install an electric hot water system. We regularly buy electric hot water system through Reece, who stock suppliers such as Rheem, Rinnai and Dux.
An electric hot water system can vary in running costs depending on whether they are connected to an off peak or reduced tariff electricity supply, which can make them considerably lower in cost to run.
Gas hot water heaters are growing in popularity due to their drastically lower in their greenhouse gas emissions.
With a number of homes becoming more conscious of their households contributions to keeping the environment it’s becoming an obvious move. You should never rush into any decision when it comes to choosing your hot water heater. There are a number of variations of gas HWS and we wanted to inform you of the difference to look out for when making the final decision.
We offer all our customers the best fixtures and fittings available, and use a range of Rinnai and Rheem HWS’s, ensuring that your are 100% satisfied with the results we provide. If you are not already connected to the gas mains, then you must understand there may be a lag time between applying to get connected and being able to install the new gas unit.
We are more than happy to come to your property to discuss the benefits of changing to a gas unit, and how we would get you connected, and if any new pipework needs to be laid, or re-run to ensure you get the best out of your new unit. When our reliable plumber comes to provide a quote for the replacement or installation of a new gas HWS, then they will discuss all options directly related to it. This includes its positioning and minimum/maximum capacity unit you are likelyto require. The size of the unit you choose is very important, it must be big enough to meet your water demand, but not too large that it you end up paying for hot water you can’t/don’t use.
Read pages 8-11 of Reece’s hot water decision guide shown here for more information on gas hot water heaters.
Heat pump hot water systems are less commonly known in Sydney homes. When proposed with the challenge of choosing your new or replacement hot water system, many cut the decision instantly down to between a gas or electric unit.
Heat pump hot water system’s are a new and exciting way to use renewable energy to heat your water, AND you don’t even need to install solar panels.
Heat pump hot water system’s use approximately a third of the energy required in an electric system. It has extremely low greenhouse gas emissions through lower levels of energy requirements to run the unit.
Here’s a few things you may not know about heat pump units:
1. They can be used for both heating and cooling water
2. They work by transferring the intensified warmth from the air around it into the water stored in the tank through a heat exchange system.
3. If you’ve never had a heat pump hot water system before, then they are a great alternative if you’ve previously had an electric one. They use similar, if not the exact same existing plumbing installed.
4. They do take longer to heat water, especially when they are emptied, unlike electric or gas instantaneous hot water system’s.
5. They can even draw heat out of outside temperatures that reach as low as -10 degrees. INCREDIBLE.
For further information, do not hesitate to talk to one of our heat pump specialists for great advice and the answers to the many questions that revolve around choosing a heater.
The Australian government wishes to reward those Sydney homes who are working towards becoming more sustainable; choosing an energy efficient hot water system like a heat pump unit, you could be entitled to a rebate.