Getting to Know Your Hot Water System

Hot Water Heaters is becoming a necessity inside almost every home property in Melbourne. You just can’t have a nice, comforting, warm shower without a proper functioning hot water heater. The Melbourne water can be unpredictable and often cold. However, no matter what kind of day it is, a nice and warm shower is just nice. If you’re looking to install a new hot water heater to your property, you should be aware of the different types of hot water heaters available in Melbourne, before selecting the most suitable hot water heater you’re your property in Melbourne. There are a number of different types of hot water heater available in Melbourne. Below we look at the available types of hot water heater in Melbourne. A little note that 

Types of hot water systems:

Electric Hot Water Heater

Electric hot water heater, as the name goes, uses electricity to heat water which is stored inside a tank. The tank is kept hot, so it is ready to be used. In recent years, new types of electric hot water system emerges, including instantaneous electric hot water heater heaters. Instantaneous electric hot water heaters instantly heat water on demand, so there is no need for a storage tank to be involved. It allows an ‘endless’ hot water supply for whenever you turn the tap on. It is important to note however that electric hot water system can turn for the worse and become more expensive over time, although at first it comes with a cheap price. 

Gas Hot Water Heater

When it comes to gas hot water heaters, water is stored inside a tank. It uses a gas burner to heat water that is inside the tank. Although they are similar to electric hot water systems in the sense of storage, in terms of heat recovery times, gas hot water heater have quicker heat recovery times. They also generally use a smaller tank, which means that it does not require a large space for the tank itself. Similar to electric hot water heaters, instant water heaters are also available for a gas hot water system. Gas instant water heaters use gas burners that heat water  on demand, without the need of a storage or a water tank, so you won’t run out of hot water. 

Solar Hot Water Heater

Solar hot water heaters are popular in recent years as they are not only a great way to produce hot water, but they also reduce your environmental impact as they are solar-powered, in which solar are a form of renewable energy that you get from the sun. Solar hot water systems absorb energy from the sun using a series of solar panels, that is usually located at the roof or a high point of the property, where they can get maximum exposure to the sun. As they absorb energy from the sun, they heat water as it is circulated through the system. However, with the sun not being available 24 hours a day, solar hot water heaters usually need to be in conjunction with electricity or gas to maintain supply of hot water, even when the sun is not out.

Heat Pump Hot Water System

If you’re looking for a hot water system that is both efficient and environmental-friendly, heat pump hot water systems uses heat from their surroundings to heat water. They extract heat from the air, water, and ground, before transferring it to the water to heat it up. They transfer the water using a ‘reverse refrigeration’ process. Although they use heat from their surroundings, they still are in conjunction with electricity to provide a sufficient supply of heat to heat water. However, they use up to two-thirds less electricity than your regular electric hot water heaters. Heat pump hot water systems can be a bit costly at first, but they can save energy and reduce your bills in the long-term. 

After learning about the different types of hot water heaters available in Melbourne, you can now make a decision on what hot water heater to use based on each of the system’s benefits and how well it will suit your home. If you need further consultation or even someone to install your new hot water system, Willow Plumbing is where you should look to. Willow Plumbing provides quality plumbing services, not just for hot water systems, but also every other plumbing need for any property in Melbourne. 

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