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Hot Water Systems

Unsure which Hot Water System is right for your home or investment? Our Gympie Plumbers can help you choose the perfect solution for your needs. Below is a quick guide which can help you get your head around the different types and their advantages.

Gas hot water systems

Natural gas systems are typically cheaper than electricity run units. There are options for gas units to be installed inside, however they require fluing.

Electric hot water systems

The running costs of electric units are generally more expensive than natural gas units. They are likely to emit greater greenhouse gas emissions than other units unless the unit is running off a renewable energy source.

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Solar Gas Boosted

Pros:

  • Uses free energy from the sun meaning lower running costs

  • Government incentives may reduce the initial purchase and installment costs

  • You won't run out of hot water as it uses a continuous flow unit for a backup booster

Cons:

  • Higher installation cost

  • To maximise the efficiency, panels have to be installed on a roof that is North facing

  • Less efficient in winter

Continuous Flow

Pros:

  • A small footprint mounted onto your wall saves space

  • You will never run out of hot water as they heat water only as you need it

  • Accurately delivers required water temperature with controllers

Cons:

  • May need to upgrade your gas line (increases initial costs)

  • Requires electrical power supply to operate

Gas Storage

Pros:

  • Lower purchase and installation costs

  • Water is stored ready for immediate use, meaning it delivers hot water faster

  • No upgrade to gas line required in most cases

Cons:

  • Large tank which takes up space

  • Less energy efficient

  • Heat loss from the tank (regardless of whether or not the water is being used)

Solar Electric Boosted

Pros:

  • Uses free energy from the sun meaning lower running costs

  • Perfect for the sunny Gympie region

  • Government incentives may reduce the initial purchase and installment costs

  • Boosting element

Cons:

  • Higher installation cost

  • To maximise the efficiency, panels have to be installed on a roof that is North facing

  • Less efficient in winter

Heat Pump

Pros:

  • Possible to connect to extended (16 hr) off-peak tariffs

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Low installation costs (connections and footprint are similar to an electric hot water system)

Cons:

  • Can be loud when operating

Electric Storage

Pros:

  • Save money on replacement costs as like-for-like units have the same footprint

  • Affordable purchase price

  • During off-peak times, lower tariffs are often available

Cons:

  • Highest carbon dioxide emissions

  • Possibility to run out of hot water during heavy-load days