Here’s Why Choosing an Efficient Hot Water System is Important

14 / 11 / 2018

The annual running costs of hot water could reach as high as $1,600. In certain months the bills might be lower but expect in cold winter months when the bills get really surprising.

It’s especially the case in the use of electric hot water systems. After all, electricity won’t get cheaper anytime soon. The costs related to the burning of fuels and distributing the generated power will continue to rise for the next coming years. Also, our energy consumption is expected to get higher as we upgrade our lifestyles and depend more on electricity for our work and living.

Choosing more energy-efficient options

Back then access to hot water during cold mornings and nights was considered luxury. But today, it’s almost a necessity for us to sleep well at night or get a proper shower in the morning before going to work. In fact, many people know how inconvenient it is for the hot water to malfunction during those times they need it the most.

There’s nothing wrong with aiming for modern convenience. However, it’s still up to us to make a responsible choice. It’s possible to enjoy modern convenience while still striving to protect the environment and save ourselves from unnecessary expenses.

As a result, there are strong movements toward phasing out electric water heaters (even in existing homes). Aside from the cost savings in monthly utility bills, this is also expected to somehow help in environmental protection. Lower energy consumption means there’s less fuel to be burned (less carbon dioxide being released to the atmosphere).

It’s a win-win situation for both the users and the environment. But can one choose an energy-efficient hot water? What could be the upfront and long-term costs of choosing such option?

Why choosing an efficient hot water system is important

In NSW, up to 30% of household energy use is attributed to the use of hot water, which is why making the right choice from the start really matters when buying a water heater.

For example, buying a gas hot water system is often the cheapest option both upfront and in the long run. This right decision alone could help you save $100 each month and this could go on for the entire lifespan of the unit.

This could also be an environment-friendly option because these systems have high energy efficiency (high amounts of heat produced relative to energy used). But if you want to take it a step further, you can also choose a natural gas boosted solar hot water system. This way, you can still have access to enough amounts of hot water each day. The two systems work hand in hand so that you get enough hot water while taking advantage of a free energy source.

You can also browse your options here at NSW Hot Water. We have high-efficiency products coming from the most reputable brands such as Aquamax, Bosch, Dux, Rheem and Rinnai. Our licensed plumbers, gas fitters and electricians perform installations according to the most recent standards. This way, you can ensure the safety and energy performance of your hot water.