FAQs About Gas Storage Hot Water Systems
How does a gas water system work?
A gas hot water system uses gas as its primary fuel. There are two main types of gas hot water systems: storage and instantaneous (also known as continuous flow). Storage systems have a tank that stores hot water, while instantaneous systems heat the water on demand, as it is required. Gas hot water systems are usually more energy-efficient than electric hot water systems, and they can provide a continuous supply of hot water.
What do I need to bear in mind when purchasing a gas hot water system?
When purchasing a gas water heater, there are a number of things you need to consider, including:
- The gas type - What kind of gas does your home have access to? The two most prevalent types of gas in Australia are natural gas (NG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
- Dimensions of the tank - How much water does your storage tank need to hold and heat? You also need to consider how much space you have available and the number of people that will be using the hot water system in your home. The most common sizes for gas storage hot water systems are 90L, 135L, and 170L. For a family house, we usually advise a system of 170L.
- Energy efficiency - Hot water systems come with an energy star rating that denotes how energy efficient the system is. If you want the most cost-effective and environmentally-friendly system possible, look for a system with a 5-star rating.
What are the installation requirements for a gas hot water heater system?
To operate a gas storage hot water system, you must have a gas connection, whether it is already existing or has to be built. If the system is to be placed indoors, it will also require a flue vent or pipe.
What sort of household does a gas storage hot water system suit?
If you want a system that is more environmentally friendly than an electric water system, a gas storage hot water system is a great option - especially if your home is already connected to the gas main. If you have a large home with high hot water demands, a gas water storage system is the perfect choice for you. If you’re not sure whether gas water heaters are the best option for your needs, just give us a call.
Do solar hot water systems use gas?
All solar hot water systems have a gas or electric backup system to ensure that hot water is available on overcast days or during extended periods of low sunlight. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly hot water system, a solar hot water system with a gas backup is a great option. Solar water heaters work by gathering energy from the sun's rays (using roof-mounted solar collectors) and transmitting it to heat water that is stored in the tank. At 1st Choice Hot Water, we have a range of solar hot water systems from industry-leading brands.
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