Your hot water system typically gives warning when it’s time for replacement – and this can be expensive. But there are ways you can minimise costs such as choosing an energy efficient model made of material like copper or stainless steel (or perhaps solar options) or opting for solar heating panels as possible solutions.
Government incentives and rebates may be available for installing or replacing gas and electric hot water systems, so it’s wise to inquire online or with the council and plumber about schemes applicable in your region.
Electric storage hot water systems – Elizabeth households’ preferred type – work by heating water using an element and then storing it in an insulated tank, ready to be consumed throughout the day. They tend to be cheaper to buy but more costly to run than their gas or heat pump alternatives.
Continuous flow gas systems offer an effective alternative to electric storage options for Elizabeth households of 1-3 people, as they don’t require an insulated tank and are more energy-efficient than their counterparts.
Solar Adelaide hot water systems use the sun’s energy to heat your hot water supply, making them perfect for warmer climates. There may be restrictions regarding where these systems can be installed; an experienced installer from Distinct Plumbing SA can advise you of these before work begins and provide information on any rebates and incentives available to you.
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