Hot Water Systems

Discover the Pros And Cons of The Range Of Hot Water Systems To Make The Right Decision For Your Property

ELECTRIC – Storage

Advantages of electric storage hot water heaters.

  • They can be cheaper to install when replace a like for like heater due to lower installation cost.
  • A large range of heater sizes are available from 25L through to 400L
  • On average last around 10 years

Disadvantages

  • Can be for expensive to run than gas or solor
  • The tanks Take up room due to there size.
  • If you run out of hot water has a slow recovery.

GAS – Storage

Advantage Gas Storage Hot Water

  • They can be cheaper to install when replace a like for like heater due to lower installation cost.
  • Fast recovery heaters available for resadentils and commersial.
  • heater available in 4 & 5 star energy ratings
  • Heater sizes range from 90L to 360L
  • On average last 11 years

Disadvantages

  • You need to have gas to you property.
  • If heater is internal it must be flued outside to Australian standars.
  • The tanks Take up room due to there size.

Hot Water Systems

GAS – Continues Flow

Advantages of Gas continues flow heaters

  • Compact in size saving room.
  • Continues hot water so you never run out.
  • They come in 5 & 6 star energy rating
  • Only heats the water when it is needed.
  • Water temperature controllers available to give you precise temperature ,convenience & safety as well as a host of other benefits.
  • Large range of models suiting varied domestic & commercial markets
  • Available for internal & external installation

Disadvantages

  • Even though runs on gas you need power point for ignition
  • Can take a little longer for hotwater to come through
  • Pipe size must be 20mm for water & Gas

SOLAR

Advantages of Solar hot water systems

  • Utilizes the energy from the sun to pre heat the water
  • Benefits of low running cost and low greenhouse emissions
  • choice of close coupled (roof mounted tank) or split system (ground mounted tank)
  • Choice of gas booster or electric booster systems.
  • You are entitled to government rebate

Disadvantages

  • Need large enough roof to mount panels on and needs to face North.
  • A larger investment required to supply & install.

HEATPUMP

Advantages of heatpump hot water systems

  • Supposedly cheaper to run than electric storage
  • You are entitled to government rebate

Disadvantages

  • Can be noise which limits installation location.
  • Large in size
  • Expensive to repair
  • Must be installed outside.