A hot water system is an essential purchase for every home. From electric to solar to gas storage, there are a range of hot water systems available to suit your budget. So which hot water system is right for you? If you’re unsure, keep reading as we share everything you need to know about buying a hot water system.
1) What type do you want?
The first thing to consider before purchasing a hot water system is what sort of hot water system you’re after. The main systems available are: electric, gas storage, gas continuous flow, gas instantaneous, solar (electric boosted or gas boosted), heat pump and electric instantaneous.
Electric hot water systems can be either storage or continuous flow systems. However, in most homes in Victoria, electric hot water systems are storage systems. Electric hot water storage systems demand a larger storage volume than gas units to provide the same amount of hot water. Solar hot water systems are incredibly environmentally friendly. They work by using the sun’s energy to heat water, which can save you lots of money long-term. Gas storage and heat pumps are great for replacing existing installations. To find out more about a specific hot water system, make sure to do further research or contact your local plumber. At JPG Plumbing, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
2) What’s your budget?
The next thing you want to think of before purchasing a hot water system is how much you’re willing to spend. As for most things, the more money you spend, the more value and added features you will receive. However, in saying that, you can get some great systems at reasonable prices.
Ultimately, the best hot water system is one that fits your household, is well positioned and suitable for your city’s climate.
At JPB Plumbing, we can install and repair your hot water system. With a great team of fully qualified technicians, we are more than happy to chat to you about your hot water concerns or queries. Please do not hesitate to give us a ring on 0400 978 442.