When it comes time to replace your old hot water system it can be difficult to know which new water heater to install. As hot water heaters typically last 10+ years, the options available now are likely vastly different to when your old hot water heater was installed. Plus, your hot water needs have probably also changed over the past 10 years, where what was right for your needs then, is now unsuitable.
If youâ€™re in the process of replacing your old hot water heating system, consider switching to gas. Switching from a traditional electric storage hot water heater to a cutting-edge continuous flow gas hot water heater comes with a range of benefits including:
Considering water heating accounts for around 25% of each electricity bill in the average Australian household, you can save a lot of money by choosing a more efficient water heater. Switching from an electric storage hot water heater to a gas continuous flow system can significantly reduce your energy bill.
This is because a storage hot water system is constantly using energy to maintain the heat of the water stored in the system due to heat lost through the walls of the tank. Conversely, in a continuous flow system, water is heated on demand and used straight away, meaning no energy is wasted on storing heated water all day.
Another key benefit of switching to a gas continuous flow hot water heater is limitless hot water. As a continuous flow system heats water on demand, each time you turn on a hot water outlet in your home water is heated for your use. This means that no matter how long or how often the hot water is running in your home, youâ€™ll never run out.
Conversely, a storage hot water heater heats water in advance by the tankfull. This means that once all of the water in the tank is used up, you will have no hot water until a new tank is heated, which could take hours. This also means that if you use less than your normal amount of hot water, you will still have to pay to heat the entire tank of water, unnecessarily increasing your power bill.
A storage hot water heater installed indoors takes up the same amount of room as a large pantry or a small wardrobe. However, as tankless hot water heaters donâ€™t need to store water, they are much smaller (typically the size of a small suitcase) and are wall mounted. This frees up floor and storage space in your home.
Finally, continuous flow hot water heaters are much more energy efficient than their storage system counterparts. This means that switching to a continuous flow system will not only reduce energy usage, it will also reduce the carbon footprint of your household.
Sun City Hot Water & Plumbing are your local hot water experts. Whether youâ€™re looking to replace your old hot water heater or install a new system in your new build, weâ€™ve got you covered.
Call us today on 1300 728 122 for quality hot water services Brisbane North & Sunshine Coast wide at an affordable price!