7 Factors to Consider Before you Buy a Hot Water Heater

Help! I’ve run out of hot water!

Usually, the only time we think about hot water is when it runs out!

We take steaming hot water for granted until we’re faced with the reality of a very cold shower…

If you find yourself without hot water due to a broken system or home renovation it’s a good time to consider exactly what type of hot water heater will best meet your needs.

What are my options?

In the Blue Mountains, hot water delivery options include: 

  • Electric
  • Gas Continuous Flow
  • Gas Storage (LPG)
  • Solar
  • Heat Pumps 
What should I consider before buying a hot water system?

1. How many people live in your home

Are you an empty nester, do you have little children underfoot, or a house full of teenagers?

It stands to reason, a large family will use a lot more hot water than a person living alone.

2. How much hot water you use

Do you love a long hot soak in the tub at night or do you shower at the gym on your way to work?

How much hot water you use will determine the size of the hot water system you need.

3. What time of day you use hot water

Do you love a long hot soak in the tub at night or do you shower at the gym on your way to work?

How much hot water you use will determine the size of the hot water system you need.

4. The energy sources available in your location

Do you have access to reticulated natural gas or should you use LPG?

Does your home have the roof space, strength, and aspect for solar hot water?

A good place to start is your own street – walk around your neighbourhood and take note of any of the hot water systems you see.

5. Where the hot water system will be installed

Do you have clear, unobstructed roof space to install solar hot water?

Is there enough room for an electric hot water tank, or are you better off with a wall-mounted gas continuous flow unit?

Sometimes the space you have available will dictate the hot water systems you can choose.

6. The cost of energy

Can you offset your long-term energy costs by investing in solar hot water?

Can you negotiate a discount with your energy provider?

Both short and long term costs of energy are worth considering when choosing the right hot water system for your home.

7. Any available Government rebates

Are you eligible for any Government grants or rebates on a new hot water system? Can you sell energy back to the main grid?

To check what rebates are available, go to 
www.yourenergysavings.gov.au/rebate

There is a lot to consider when replacing your hot water system but All Mountains Plumbing is here to help.

At All Mountains Plumbing, we specialise in all modes of hot water delivery, and with nearly 20 years’ experience, we’ll recommend the right one for your home.

We aren’t loyal to any particular hot water brand, so we can make sure the product and price are right for you.

You can find more info on hot water systems here or call us for a free quote on 0409 461 353.