Why Choose A Gas Hot Water System?
Don’t wait until your old hot water system burns out – plan your next purchase now to avoid the inconvenience of being without hot water.
The first decision you’ll need to make is the heating method: electricity, gas, solar or heat pump? We often recommend gas hot water to Werribee clients. Here’s why.
Electric Vs Gas Hot Water
Although the efficiency of modern units has improved over time, there’s still a marked difference between electric and gas hot water storage systems when it comes to costs and efficiency.
In the beginning, the savings will be small. But through the years, the savings achieved from a gas system will add up. Electricity costs are always changing, which will impact your monthly bills for years.
You could also be saving yourself a lot of time and sparing yourself from inconveniences in the long run. If you use an electric system, it may take a while for the water to heat up again. In contrast, gas hot water systems heat up quickly. The factors of speed and convenience make a huge difference in our everyday usage.
Solar hot water systems are becoming increasingly popular as environmental and sustainability awareness continue to grow. These technologies are also fast catching up with the performance of gas and electric units. When it comes to purchasing costs, you might even qualify for government rebates and other incentives that make the initial cost investment much more affordable.
However, the effectiveness of solar hot water depends on your location. Your site may be far from ideal if the amount of daily sunlight isn’t enough for most of the year. On cloudy days, the collected energy may not be enough to cater for your hot water requirements. Therefore, an electric or gas booster element is usually installed. As mentioned above, the high purchase and installation costs are likely to dissuade certain buyers.
Heat pumps are also fast becoming popular thanks to their energy efficiency. However, these units should only be installed in well-ventilated areas, and they may not be powerful enough in colder climates. Heat pumps work by extracting heat from their surroundings, so if the surrounding is too cold, there’s not much heat to extract. A booster element may also be added here to ensure there’s enough hot water for the day.
NLK Emergency Plumbing Werribee & Beyond
Your choice of the hot water system will depend on several factors such as your location, budget and hot water usage requirements. If you’d prefer to make a practical choice, speak with NLK – the plumber Werribee knows and trusts. We’re one of the best plumbing companies for hot water Werribee has to offer. We deal with all types of hot water system machines and equipment and we can provide you with practical advice that will help you save money for years. We also have the expertise for any general plumbing issues, including clearing blocked drains Werribee wide. Call us today for a quote!