Shopping For the Best Hot Water Systems in Canberra and Newcastle
If you are looking for a new hot water system replacement or planning to install the best hot water systems in Canberra and Newcastle, it can be tricky when you are not familiar with the hot water brands that most Australians swear by. In no particular order, we have listed the famous models and makes from hot water manufacturers.
This is purely based on our experience in the Canberra Hot Water industry as well as in Newcastle, Central Coast, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley regions. Get insider information on the best hot water system that would suit your needs.
Thermann Gas Continuous Flow
Rheem Stellar Electric and Gas Hot Water System
Apricus Solar Hot Water System
Rinnai Infinity Range
Dux Proflo Hot Water System
Dux Prodigy 4 Gas Hot Water System
EvoHeat 270 Heat Pump
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Storage vs Instant Hot Water Systems
Storage hot water systems have electric, natural gas, LPG, heat pump and solar as sources of energy. Depending on the size, storage hot water systems can be installed inside and outside your home except for solar hot water systems and heat pumps that require a secured space outside. Stainless steel hot water systems can be more expensive, as these have a higher resistance to corrosion than vitreous enamel hot water systems. Most storage hot water systems have sacrificial anode rods that attract impurities from the water.
Depending on your location’s water quality, some storage hot water systems are not recommended for installation in your area. Water quality in Newcastle for example, can differ so much from other suburbs in New South Wales. Our Newcastle Hot Water Plumbers always make sure that we are installing the appropriate hot water models in the harbour city area.
On the other hand, instant hot water systems which are otherwise known as continuous-flow hot water systems require less space. Instantaneous hot water systems usually use natural gas or LPG as fuel sources. Instant hot water systems are cheaper to run because there is no heat loss associated with hot water systems using storage tanks.
You need to carefully choose the right flow rate that can supply the number of outlets and the number of people using hot water in your household. Sometimes, these units would have difficulty providing hot water if you are using low flowrate showerheads or if the required temperature is not set right.
Hot Water Systems Energy Star Ratings
The higher the energy rating, the more energy-efficient a hot water system is. Electric hot water systems and gas hot water systems, both storage and instantaneous, should meet the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). The energy star ratings are usually visible to gas hot water systems but this is more an industry practice rather than compulsory advice from the E3 (Equipment Energy Efficiency) program.
The Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, is responsible for overseeing this regulatory body. The EE3 program determines how much energy a hot water system uses. It also ensures that all hot water appliances in the market can sustain the requirements of the Australian climate and locations and can meet the demands of households all over the continent.
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