If you are installing a new hot water system it’s important to understand the different options, in order to make the right decision. There are four different power sources for hot water systems: electric, solar, heat pump, or gas.
There are several advantages to choosing gas hot water systems. They are more cost-effective than other options, and more energy-efficient than electricity. They are also more energy-efficient than a solar heating system that is boosted by electricity. In addition, greenhouse gas emissions are lower.
Gas hot water systems work by using a gas burner to heat water. There are two types of systems: instantaneous and storage tank. Instantaneous systems provide a continuous flow of hot water by heating the water as it flows through a heat exchanger.
Storage tank systems are made up of a steel tank with a gas burner at the bottom, and they heat the water in advance. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type, so the right one for you will depend on your circumstances.
Gas hot water systems can be powered by either the gas mains or an LPG gas tank. Using the gas mains to power your hot water heater requires you to already be connected to mains gas, however, it is usually cheaper than using an LPG gas tank.
Compared to electric hot water systems, gas systems are generally more expensive to purchase and install, but cheaper to run, so the savings outweigh the cost over time.
Installation of gas hot water systems should always be carried out by a licensed plumber. If you choose to carry out the work yourself, you may damage the system beyond repair, and also void your warranty, costing you much more money in the long run.
Any type of hot water system is vulnerable to maintenance issues during its lifespan, and gas systems are no different. Common problems include:
- The system leaking
- Low hot water pressure
- No hot water
The good news is that a licensed plumber can usually repair the problem quickly and easily. Our plumbers are fully trained and highly experienced in the installation and repairing of gas hot water systems Brisbane. In the event that your system is beyond repair, we can also replace it for you. No one likes to be without hot water, so call us today.