Navigating the Market: Choosing the Best Hot Water System in Australia

When it comes to the domestic domain, hot water systems play a critical role in our everyday lives, from invigorating morning showers to sanitising our dishes. With the Australian market offering a heap of options, identifying the ‘best’ domestic hot water system can be a daunting task. At 1st Choice Hot Water, we’re here to provide valuable insights to guide you towards making the best choice for your home. Defining ‘Best’: Tailored to Your Needs […]

Understanding the Costs of Solar Hot Water Systems

Curious about the solar hot water system price in Brisbane and Australia as a whole? Solar hot water systems are becoming an increasingly popular choice for Australians looking to save on energy bills and reduce their environmental footprint. However, understanding the upfront costs and long-term savings of these systems can be challenging. Let’s explore what you can expect to pay when considering a solar hot water system for your home.  Initial Investment: Purchasing Your Solar […]

How Much Does a Hot Water System Installation Cost?

When it comes to upgrading your home, one of the major considerations is the installation of a new hot water system. Hot water systems are essential for day-to-day living, but the cost of installing a new one can vary significantly. This depends on several factors such as the type of hot water system, location of installation, and any additional plumbing or electrical work required. Types of Hot Water Systems and Their Costs There are several […]

Why Heat Pumps Are a Good Idea

Heat pumps aren’t just a good idea. They’re a win-win scenario for everyone involved. Not only can heat pumps save you much of your household spending on energy, but they also help to reduce carbon emissions. As energy becomes more expensive and resources more precious, heat pumps are only going to become more popular. And that’s especially true with the new changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) that are taking place in 2023. These […]

Rheem Ambiheat HDc-270 Heat-Pump

Rheem Ambiheat HDc-270 Heat-Pump The RHEEM AMBIHEAT HDC-270 HEAT-PUMP is the new generation 270L capacity heat pump which is a smart, energy efficient alternative for areas where a traditional solar water heater may not be suitable. The Ambiheat uses the heat from the surrounding air and doesn’t rely on direct sunlight to heat your water and provides a reliable, efficient and sustainable way to reduce your water heating energy consumption. The advanced wrap around microchannel heating […]

Why Do Hot Water Systems Stop

Why do more Hot Water Systems stop working in Winter? Have you ever wondered why a hot water system always seems to fail in Winter just when you need it the most? A hot water heater such as an electric hot water system, gas hot water systems or a continuous flow system works much harder in the cooler months as it tries to heat water from a lower temperature. In an electric water heater, this […]

Help Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

At 1st Choice Hot Water, we are still open for business, but we have been taking preventive measures to keep our staff and customers safe to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our Sales and Service teams are still available by phone, mobile and email. Deliveries are being dispatched and received a little slower than normal due to restrictions in gaining access to warehouses. Where possible, we have facilitated a working from home arrangement to limit […]

The Dangers of Installing a Hot Water System Yourself

  There are many things that can go wrong if you try to install a hot water system by yourself. If you fail to set it up correctly, it could fail and cause a lot of damage to the rest of your home, resulting in costly repairs. This post will cover a few reasons why you should consult a professional. Buying the Wrong Sized System When purchasing a hot water heater, it is important that […]

How Do You Tell If Your Hot Water System is Going Out

As your hot water unit begins to age, you could begin to notice a few symptoms that indicate that it will need to be replaced. The good news is that a newer model will, most likely, be more energy efficient than your old system, which will save you in utility costs. Most hot water systems will last about a decade, and you can find out when it was manufactured from the tag on the manufacturer […]

Heat Pump Hot Water System for Free

Heat Pump Hot Water System for Free As is the case very year, 1st Choice Hot Water rewards one lucky customer with a free hot water system.  Tami from Queensland wins the largest value prize ever given away. Tami had a Rheem 325 Litre heat pump hot water system installed because it is a great way  to save money on hot water running costs. Now Tami is saving even more money with a free hot […]

Are you paying too much for your Hot Water?

Are you paying too much for your Hot Water? Hot water can be very expensive if not installed correctly. Something that I notice a lot when I go to a domestic residence that has just had the electric water heater replaced, is that the customer is paying too much to heat the system. There are several ways that you can make small changes to save a lot of money. If you do your homework and […]

Rheem Hot Water 12 Year Warranty

Rheem Hot Water 12 Year Warranty Rheem hot water extending their hot water cylinder from 10 years to a 12 Year Warranty has  moved the standard of hot water service to unprecedented new levels. In January 2018 the Rheem family are extending the warranty of many of their popular range of hot water products. This will give customers the confidence in Rheem delivering hot water, steady hot and strong. Another example of why Rheem is Australia’s […]

Beat the heat this summer: Our 5 tips for choosing the perfect air conditioner for your home.

  Calculate your wattage per square metre. Air conditioners generally need at least 120 watts per square metre to cool or warm at maximum efficiency. That means you’ll need to find a model that has the right capacity for the space it’s in. If you choose something that doesn’t quite meet your requisite capacity, your investment could end up causing you more money in energy bills or go up in smoke because you’ve put to […]

How to Relight a Rheem Stellar Gas Water Heater

FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING Warning: This gas water heater is designed to operate reliably and safely as long as the operating instructions are followed exactly. You must comply with these lighting instructions at every stage. Make sure the water heater is filled with water and the water supply is on, otherwise serious damage to the vitreous enamel cylinder lining and plastic components may occur. The installer must check all gas connections for leaks, […]