Gas hot water systems are by no means a new concept and yet many households are still tapping into their big, bulky, and wasteful electric storage tanks. Though they may be costly to install upfront, gas hot water systems will save you money long term and are better for the environment.
Here are our four benefits of installing gas hot water.
Gas hot water systems usually last almost twice as long as electric storage tanks – with a life expectancy of 20 years. They also have reduced maintenance requirements as there is no tank that will leak or corrode. Indeed, one of the major benefits of installing gas hot water systems is that it will cost you less in the long term.
They also cost less to operate – there is no wasted energy through keeping water hot in big tanks. Depending on which state you live in, you may also be eligible for a rebate if you were to switch from electric storage tanks to gas hot water systems.
Compared to electric storage tanks, the environmental benefits of installing gas hot water are substantial. Gas hot water systems use a lot less energy than electric systems – gas burns fast and hot meaning that water is heated quicker and more efficiently.
A lot of gas hot water systems are also instantaneous – so you only heat water when you need it. You can also use gas hot water systems in conjunction with solar power, which will maximise your energy efficiency.
Quicker & continuous
One of the most crucial benefits of installing gas hot water is that it will not run out halfway through a shower. Gas hot water systems operate by heating water only when you need it – so it is less likely to run out of hot water. There also will be no more waiting for the electric storage tank to heat it all up again.
If you are away on holiday, or out of the house for a few days, there will be no wasted power that electric tanks would produce unnecessarily maintaining and heating water.
Gas hot water systems can be installed and located throughout the house – especially in areas where there is high water use. Having systems and units located in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry gives you the accessibility to precisely control the temperature.
Having units located closer to high water use areas also means that the water heats faster – less waiting and less power consumption. Most gas hot water systems can be installed inside and outside – catering to individual needs.
These are just some of the major benefits of installing gas hot water in your home. For more information on gas hot water systems and how they can benefit you contact the team at Newman and Barker Plumbing so we can discuss gas hot water systems needs.