Hot Water SystemsElectric and Gas

hotwaterWES Mackay are specialists in all types of Hot Water Systems including Electric, Gas, Heat Pumps etc.

To avoid wasting money on an expensive and unnecessary hot water system, before installing you first need to decide whether an instantaneous or storage system will work best for your home or investment property, and then consider your options. An instantaneous system heats water only as required, while a storage system stores the heated water in an insulated tank for use on demand.

If you are looking to install a new system or remove and replace an old system, we can assess your needs and offer a wide range of options to choose from.

 

Electric systems have been the most common hot water system in Australia for decades. Some electric hot water systems heat the water all day making it quite expensive to run. Off peak electric storage units are better, as the off peak electricity tariffs are lower. However, as they only heat water at night or during off peak times. They need to be quite large to make sure you don’t run out of water during the day. With the rising cost of electricity, electric systems can unfortunately be quite costly to run however they are the cheapest systems to buy and install.
Appearing similar to an electric tank or cylinder, the primary difference is that the electric heat element is replaced with a gas burner. Gas storage hot water units are energy efficient, particularly if you choose one of the new 4 or 5-Star models, and they have much lower greenhouse gas emissions. Also, there are no time-of-day tariff issues with gas. This means that gas storage units do not need to be as large, as the gas burner can operate whenever required. It is more expensive to replace an electric system with a gas system upon installing it but it will save on running costs in the future.
Heat pumps heat your water by extracting heat from the ambient outside air, in the same way that a reverse cycle air conditioner would heat a room. The hot water is kept in a tank, similar to storage systems. Heat pumps can be quite efficient and have low greenhouse gas emissions.
Also referred to as ‘instantaneous’ these units heat the water as you need it. Continuous flow hot water systems provide hot water on demand whenever you turn on the tap. These units only heat the water as it passes through so there is no storage tank. This also means you never run out of hot water. While the running costs are not quite as low as solar and heat pump units, the upfront costs are much lower. Greenhouse gas emissions are also much lower than electric storage.

If you don’t see your particular requirement mentioned above, we complete all kinds of domestic, commercial and industrial repairs and installations, so please call our office to discuss your requirements and we’ll be sure to help!

If you don’t see your particular requirement mentioned above, we complete all kinds of domestic, commercial and industrial repairs and installations, so please call our office to discuss your requirements and we’ll be sure to help!

 

Of course this is just a quick overview of the services we offer. We prefer to use local and trusted companies to supply us with our quality products. WES Mackay work with these trustworthy suppliers:

– Tradelink
– Reece
– Porters Can Do

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