Hot water plays such a pivotal role in our daily lifestyles, so it’s essential that you choose the best hot water system to efficiently match the requirements of your house in Perth. With the wide range of brands and models available, the process of choosing one specific hot water system can be quite overwhelming. The team at No Probs Plumbing and Gas have put together this article to help you make the right decision, leaving you with a more desirable energy bill and a consistent flow of hot water in your home.
Current hot water usage and needs of your home
The first key step in choosing the best hot water system for your home in Perth is to analyse the size of your household to understand how much water is used on average. Generally speaking, one person typically uses 50L of hot water in a day but may require more if they shower longer, wash clothes in warm or hot water often, and use the dishwasher frequently.
Looking at the number of people in your household and their current hot water usage can help to narrow down your search for the best hot water system. It’s also important to look at the time periods where there is a spike in usage, and how much hot water is used on an average day for your household.
Benefits and Drawbacks of the Different Types of Hot Water Systems
The three main types of hot water systems in Perth are electric, gas and solar. While each has their benefits, it’s important to briefly outline their differences to see which one may be best for your situation.
ELECTRIC HOT WATER SYSTEMS
Electric hot water systems are usually cheaper to purchase and install than other systems. However, due to the cost of electricity, these systems will cost significantly more to operate on an annual basis.
GAS HOT WATER SYSTEMS
Gas hot water systems are usually slightly more expensive to purchase. However, the installation can be a similar price to an electric system, depending on the individual property and where the existing services are located.
SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEMS
These are the most expensive systems to purchase, with installation also usually being more expensive when compared to gas or electric hot water systems. They should be facing in a northerly direction to ensure you receive the most benefit out of these systems. These systems are often cheaper to operate when compared to electric and gas hot water systems. However, they do often depend on the individual property as the location of the panels is critical.
A hot water plumber in Perth can help you choose the right hot water system for you home
When helping people to select their new hot water system in Perth, there are a couple of things that the No Probs Plumbing and Gas team consider before providing you with the best recommendations. There are always a few different hot water systems available that we think provide superior service, but it comes down to what you would like in your home, your long term plans, and the current budget you’re working within. We strive to provide you with a few different options that we think would work best for your situation.
When people are looking at replacing their current hot water system, we can often recommend a straight swap option, whereby we replace the system with a like-for-like system, whilst using the existing valves. This is the perfect solution for those whose water usage needs haven’t changed, and want a cost effective replacement for their old system. However, although it is more expensive we do recommend replacing the valves when swapping out your hot water systems.
Our most preferred option for hot water systems in Perth are the gas continuous flow systems. These systems are very energy efficient, and only heat the necessary amount of water as required. We prefer to work with Rheem in this regard, as they are the market leaders for Perth hot water systems, offer helpful sales support, are reasonably priced, and importantly are energy efficient. Additionally, the installation of these hot water systems can be quite similar to replacing an electric storage or gas storage hot water system, depending on a few different factors within your property.
When working on an existing home, the water supply pipework is usually sized in 15mm pipework, therefore our go to system is a Rheem 16L gas continuous flow hot water system, due to the smaller water pipework. Installing a larger system would be inefficient as you would not receive 20L or 26L per minute at the outlet. If your home does have 20mm water supply pipework, then we would recommend the Rheem 26L gas continuous flow hot water system.
No Probs Plumbing and Gas – Hot Water System Experts
As always, it’s best to consult a hot water specialist when considering a new hot water system for your home. The team at No Probs Plumbing and Gas are experienced hot water plumbers in Perth that can help to identify the best options for your home, keeping in mind your budget and long term goals. Once you have selected your new system, our trained professionals will install the system and remove your old system at the same time. Contact No Probs Plumbing and Gas today on (08) 9315 5545.