Hot Water Systems Southport
Types of hot water systems
Hot water systems come in four main types:
4. Heat Pump
Electric and gas systems are amongst the most popular types of residential systems, with solar and heat pump systems bringing up the rear.
As the name suggests, electric water systems use your electrical power to heat the water. One of the biggest benefits of electric systems is that they tend to be among the most affordable to buy and install. Their ongoing costs, however, are among the highest of the systems due to the cost of electricity in Australia.
Gas systems are increasingly popular, mostly due to their affordable costs both in install and operation. Although prices fluctuate, gas is often significantly cheaper than electricity. Gas is also more energy efficient and uses fewer natural resources. If you're trying to be more eco-conscious, this may sway you towards choosing a gas system.
Another eco-friendly option is solar hot water systems. A solar hot water system harnesses energy from the sun to heat water; the water is then stored in a storage tank. Solar systems are the most expensive to buy and install but are the most cost-effective to run long-term. They don't suit all houses depending on how much sun the area receives.
The less commonly known heat pump system uses air to heat water stored in a tank. These systems work much better in warmer climates due to the way they pull heat from the air. While they are among the most expensive to buy and install, there are government incentives and rebates available to help you absorb some of the cost.
Choosing a hot water system
Hot water systems come in a large range of sizes and styles. What works for one household may not be right for another, and there is no definitive answer on which is the best system on the market. It's best to get in contact with your local plumber to discuss your exact requirements.
There are a number of factors that you need to consider when choosing a hot water system including:
• The size of your household
• The size of the system required
• Whether you need an 'off-grid' system
• The upfront cost to buy and install
• Long term operating costs
• Access to off-peak tariffs
• Indoor or Outdoor use
Installation and Repairs
Installation of a new hot water system is as easy as contacting your local Whywait Plumbing service Southport. They can discuss with you your requirements and advise you about which type of system would suit your household. They can then dispatch a plumber to evaluate your system and provide you with options for its repair or replacement. Whywait's upfront pricing means there are no hidden surprises.
Is your hot water system not working as well as it should? Our licensed Plumbers will repair and service your electric hot water, solar hot water system or hot water heater, 7 days a week. We have over 40 years of experience and guarantee our workmanship for 5 years. Contact us today!