Looking for the Best Gas Storage Hot Water System on the Market?

1st Choice Hot Water has over 40 years of industry experience providing gas hot water systems in Brisbane and across Australia. We stock a wide range of continuous flow and gas storage hot water systems. You can trust our professional service to help you find the perfect gas hot water system for your household.

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Gas storage hot water systems work much the same way as electric storage models. A gas burner is located underneath the insulated storage tank which heats the water and keeps it at a consistent temperature for when you turn on the tap. Some gas hot water systems have a continuously burning pilot light which ignites the main burner while other models use electric ignition.

Gas hot water systems are highly efficient and come with great star ratings (4 or 5 stars). The best gas hot water systems in Australia come in indoor and outdoor models and can be made from stainless or vitreous enamel coated steel. You can also rest easy knowing that you can use multiple taps at once without any drop in mains pressure once your new gas hot water heater is installed.

Gas storage hot water systems can be supplied by either natural gas connections or LPG bottles. Natural gas is generally the more cost-effective and convenient option. LPG bottles need to be refilled and replaced so you could run out of hot water if the supply is exhausted. Natural gas provides a reliable energy source so you’ll never have to settle for cold showers.

Should I Choose A Gas Storage Hot Water System?

Gas hot water system prices can seem higher during installation, but the cost will be less in the long term. The energy consumption of a gas system is more efficient compared to electric water heaters which will save on power bills. Unlike electricity, natural gas rates also don’t fluctuate throughout the day.

Your gas storage hot water system will have the same running costs no matter when you need hot water. Gas storage hot water systems are ideal for large families as they have a quick heat recovery time when you deplete your supply. They can heat more water to the required temperature in less time than a standard electric water heater. It means gas storage hot water systems can also have a smaller capacity tank while still providing enough hot water to meet your household’s needs.

Benefits of Gas Storage Hot Water Systems

Gas storage hot water systems are one of the most environmentally friendly options for hot water. Natural gas burns with a high energy content while producing low greenhouse emissions. You could also consider a continuous flow gas hot water system for even greater energy efficiency. Continuous flow systems only ignite as they are needed to instantaneously heat the water passing through them.

1st Choice Hot Water offers tailored advice and support when you’re looking to purchase a gas storage hot water system. Our expert team can help with every step of the process including supply and installation of your new gas water heater. Our gas hot water system prices are affordable so everyone can enjoy reliable hot water.

The good:

  • Save on long term running costs compared to electric storage.
  • Delivers hot water faster.
  • 5-star energy models available.
  • System delivers hot water at mains pressure.

The not so good:

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.

Got a question about gas storage water heaters that we haven’t answered?

If you have any questions about gas water heaters that we haven’t answered, don’t hesitate to get in touch! We have a huge range of solar water heaters, gas water heaters, electric water heaters and more. We can talk to you about your unique household water needs, and help you to determine the perfect hot water system for your home. We stock systems from leading brands including Rinnai, Rheem, Dux and more, and we have the best prices on the market. Take a look below, and find the perfect gas storage hot water system.

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