FAQs About Electric Hot Water Systems
How does an electric hot water system work?
An electric water system uses electricity to heat water. Electric water systems can either heat water for instantaneous use (a continuous flow system) or they can store hot water in a storage tank so that it is ready to go when it is required. Electric water heaters are the most common type of hot water system in Australia - to find out which type of electric water system will be the best for your needs, just give us a call.
How do I choose the best electric hot water system Australia has to offer?
If you want to choose the best electric hot water system Australia has to offer, there are a few things you should consider. First of all, you should consider the size of the unit you will need, the budget you have to work with, the energy efficiency, and the brand. The most popular brands in Australia for hot water heaters are Rheem, Rinnai, Dux, Stiebel, and Vulcan. We stock all of these brands and have the best prices available on the market.
Should I get a Rheem electric hot water system?
If you are looking for an energy-efficient hot water system, Rheem is a great option. Rheem’s hot water systems are high-performing, energy-efficient and affordable. They also have a substantial warranty, and they are lightweight, which makes them easy to install.
How do I choose an energy-efficient hot water system?
The best way to choose an energy-efficient hot water system for your home will depend on your energy source, your home size and your budget. If your home is connected to mains gas and gets a lot of sunlight, the best system for you could be a solar storage hot water system with gas boosters. If your home doesn’t get much sun, another good option is instantaneous gas hot water systems. Heat pump systems are also highly energy-efficient - they use electricity to run, but they are approximately three times more efficient than traditional electric systems.
What hot water system is the best for the environment?
If you are looking for the most environmentally-friendly hot water heater on the market and something that will reduce your energy consumption, solar water heating is a fantastic option. Solar hot water systems use clean solar energy, which means no greenhouse gases are released in order to heat the water. This makes systems that are powered by solar panels the best choice for the environment. Solar systems can work in tandem with natural gas systems or electric systems so that you can rest assured you will always have hot water when you need it (even if it’s not sunny out).
Are electric water systems affordable?
Electric systems are cheaper to run than natural gas systems because electricity is a more efficient energy source. Electric systems have fairly low upfront costs, and can even be pre-set to do most of their heating during off-peak periods to minimise your energy bills. Electric systems are the cheapest to buy and install but are often more expensive to run in the long run - unless they are powered by a solar power system.
What are the different types of electric water heaters?
There are two main types of electric hot water systems - electric hot water storage tanks, and continuous flow (instantaneous) electric water heaters. A storage tank system holds a large amount of water in an insulated storage tank, which keeps the water hot and heats it when necessary.
An instantaneous system on the other hand only heats the water when it passes through the pipes. There is also a range of other options, such as solar hot water systems and heat pump systems, which incorporate low amounts of electricity to help boost water temperatures.
Got a question we haven’t answered?
If you have a question about gas hot water systems, heat pump systems, solar systems or electric hot water systems that we haven’t answered, just get in touch. Our hot water technicians are highly-trained, skilled, and knowledgeable about every type of hot water heater. They can repair old systems, install new systems, and provide you with advice about which system will meet your household and budgetary needs.
You can browse our range of electric water systems below. And the best part? We have the best electric hot water system prices on the market!