Your Guide to Choosing the Best Hot Water System for Your Needs

When it comes time to replace your hot water system, it can be difficult to know which one is the best for your needs. There are a variety of different hot water systems on the market, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks. In this blog, we will discuss the differences in hot water systems and help you decide which one is right for you. We will also provide tips on how to know when it’s time to replace your hot water system.

Is it time to replace my hot water system?

There are a few ways to tell when you need to replace your hot water system but a popular way to tell is when you see rust stains. Rust stains could be from many different things like the age of the hot water system, leakages or even damage internally or externally.

Other ways to tell can be as simple as the water temperature not heating or fluctuating in temperature, the water being a different colour to your cold water or even the age of the hot water system. It is best to change the hot water system before it gets to the point of not working completely.

What hot water system is right for me?

When looking for a new hot water system there are a few things to think of. You need to think of how much hot water you would usually need in one go, your budget, the energy efficiency and where the hot water system will go. After taking these questions into consideration, you can see what system is best suited to you!

Electric hot water system

The electric hot water system is quite cost-effective to purchase and install and is reliable! It’s great in terms of space as it can usually be installed both inside and outside which means you can choose the best spot to put it for your household (with recommendations from the plumber of course). Some things to keep in mind would be ongoing costs long-term and the need for a larger tank if run during off-peak times as it would need to store enough water for the day’s usage.

Gas hot water system

The gas hot water system is usually cheaper to run depending on gas prices and gas rates don’t vary throughout the day like electricity rates often do. It is also energy efficient! The things to keep in mind with a gas hot water system are you need to be connected to the main gas already and the electric ignition means you wouldn’t get any hot water in the chance of a blackout.

Solar hot water system

Solar hot water systems are great at reducing your hot water’s energy consumption by as much as 90% and are cheap to run. In some cases, you may even be able to receive government incentives or rebates for having a solar hot water system! The things you need to think about with a solar hot water system are the larger upfront costs to purchase and install and the inconsistency with reliability on days that are overcast.

Heat pump water system

The heat pump water system is one of the most energy-efficient choices available and is also a more efficient electric run option. The things you need to consider with a heat pump water system are they can at times be unreliable and the compressor can be noisy.

Now that we’ve gone through the different types of hot water systems, we hope you feel more informed on which system would be the best for your needs! If you are wanting more advice on which hot water system would be best suited to you and your household, please contact us and we will be able to assist you!

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