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When To Replace Your Old Hot Water Heater

With an average lifespan of anywhere between 10 to 20+ years, it can be difficult to know when the best time is to replace an old hot water system, short of a system breakdown. However, putting off replacing your hot water system until it stops working can actually cost you money rather than saving it.

The Benefits Of Replacing An Old Hot Water System

Reduce System & Installation Cost

When a hot water system breaks down, most homeowners will want to get their hot water back up and running as quickly as possible. This means that there is no time to research which system is best for your needs or shop around. As a result you may end up with an incorrectly sized hot water system at a price that could have been beaten by comparing installers.

Additionally, if your hot water system breaks down on a weekend or public holiday you may have to pay higher rates to get your hot water back up and running quickly.

Alternatively, if you start researching hot water systems and shopping around for the best price before your hot water system breaks down, you are much more likely to get the best type and sized hot water system for your needs, and at a great price! Plus, you will have the luxury of booking the installation well ahead of time to ensure that you don’t have to pay the overtime costs of a weekend installation.

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Reduce Energy Bills

Another benefit of buying a new hot water system is reduced water costs. On average, hot water accounts for 25% of a households energy bill. This means that increasing the efficiency of your hot water heating will significantly reduce the price of your energy bills.

Over time a hot water system will slowly decrease in efficiency. This means that when your hot water system nears the end of its lifetime it will be working at a much lower efficiency than a new system.

Additionally, as hot water systems usually last for over 10 years, it is likely that your hot water needs will have changed since the system was installed. This means that you may be heating and storing more water than you need (if your water heater is too big for your needs), or overworking your water heater (if your water heater is too small for your needs).

By replacing your old hot water heater with a new, more efficient system that is sized to meet your current hot water needs you will significantly reduce your energy usage. This means that by putting off a system replacement you will be losing money to high energy bills even though it is inevitable that the system will need to be replaced.

Additionally, by replacing your old hot water heater with a more energy efficient system such as a heat pump or solar hot water system you can significantly reduce the cost of heating water for your household by utilising free energy from the sun.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

In addition to reducing your energy bill, replacing your old hot water system can greatly reduce your carbon footprint. This is because hot water systems are the largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in most Australian homes.

By installing a new hot water system that is powered by renewable energy such as a solar hot water system or a heat pump water heater, you will greatly reduce the carbon footprint of your home.

Never Run Out Of Hot Water

If, like the majority of Australian homes, your house uses a storage tank hot water system, replacing it with a new continuous flow hot water system will give you the benefit of never running out of hot water. This is because storage tank systems can only heat one tanks worth of water at a time, and once that is used up, there will be no hot water until the system can heat a new tank of water which can take several hours.

Conversely, a continuous flow hot water system heats water as needed rather than storing it. This means whenever you turn on a hot water outlet, the system will begin heating water until the outlet is turned off, ensuring that you never run out of hot water. Additionally, because instantaneous hot water heaters don’t use energy to store hot water, they are much more energy efficient.

Fewer Repairs

Another benefit of buying a new hot water system is that you are likely to have to pay for less repairs for the foreseeable future. This is because over time a hot water system will slowly deteriorate, causing internal parts to have to be replaced in order to keep the system running. Conversely, a new hot water system will likely not require repairs for some time as all of the internal components will be brand new.

Additionally, a new hot water system will come with a new warranty. This means that provided the manufacturers’ instructions are followed for installation and maintenance, any repairs required during the warranty period (on average 7 to 10 years) will be carried out at no cost to you.

If you’re looking to replace an old hot water system contact your local hot water specialists at Sun City Hot Water & Plumbing. We offer high quality hot water system installations on all major brands at competitive prices! With no affiliations to a single hot water heater manufacturer we can proudly offer unbiased advice on the best unit for your needs. Call us today on 1300 728 122 for a quote.

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