Hot water systems ensure constant hot water supply to homeowners. When you want it, you don’t want to be waiting around for the water to heat up. Unfortunately, hot water repairs in Sydney are a common cause for calls to us here at ProFlush and with winter well and truly here, if your hot water system is on the blink, it’s time to consider a replacement.
But not all hot water systems are made the same. As a hot water plumber in Sydney, we’ve installed numerous hot water systems over the years and some are far more efficient than others.
Let’s take a look at the most efficient hot water systems you can install in your home.
4 Types of Hot Water Systems
1. Conventional Water Heater
There’s a good chance you have what is known as a conventional water heater or you’ve lived in a home with one in the past. These are one of the most common hot water systems and feature an insulated tank where water is held and heated.
These hot water systems do have their pros and cons, however, they are one of the most efficient systems if you are wanting hot water to flow through the taps relatively quickly.
- Lower purchase cost
- Lower installation cost
- Efficient across all climates
- Increased energy use due to constantly heating water
- Large in size which can take up a lot of usable space both indoors and out
- Vulnerable to damage if not maintained and checked regularly
2. Instantaneous Hot Water System
Imagine hot water on demand. That’s what you’ll get with an instantaneous hot water system. The water is heated as it moves through coils in the system, providing you with hot water. This kind of system is perfect for the home or office.
- Instant hot water
- Space-saving due to being a more compact size
- Lower electricity bills
- High initial cost – on average, they start at double the cost of a conventional hot water system
- Limited supply of hot water making them good for small families and not so good for larger families
- Can take several years of electricity savings to make up the cost of the tank and install
3. Heat Pump Systems
Becoming more popular across Sydney, a heat pump system uses electricity to move heat from one place to another rather than heating the water directly. It transfers the heat in the air outside to the water inside. It might sound like these systems wouldn’t be efficient in Sydney, but they will provide hot water through some of the coldest nights (they work in up to -10 degrees).
- More energy-efficient, using up to 60% less energy, therefore saving you in power bills
- They are an efficient alternative to an electric system
- Less maintenance – a once or twice a year check is enough
- Lower life span, lasting only around 10 years
- Require space externally to place the system
- Carbon neutral so you won’t reduce your carbon footprint
4. Solar Hot Water
As a hot water plumber in Sydney, we do see a lot of solar hot water systems, and they certainly have their place. They do depend on the sun to be able to send energy through a closed-loop system to then heat the water. A solar hot water system will need to be placed in the correct position to gain the maximum amount of energy from the sun.
- Use renewable energy
- Result in lower electricity bills
- Increases the value of your property
- You need to receive enough sun to make it worth it
- Expensive to install
- You need to have the rood space that receives enough sun
There’s nothing better than stepping into a hot shower at the end of a cold winter’s day. As part of our plumbing services in Sydney, we offer installation and repair to a range of hot water systems. Speak to us today about replacing your hot water system with a more efficient model.