Electric and gas hot water systems remain the two most popular forms of water heaters due to their ease of installation and affordable price. Electric has traditionally been favoured, but due to the rising energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions many people are now turning towards gas hot water systems instead. There is a wide range of choice in both types of systems, with a model to suit every need and budget.
There have been new developments in recent electric water heaters, and this enables households to take advantage of off-peak rates to reduce their energy bill. It is important to select the largest storage system you can afford, as much of the heating activity will take place during the night. This will allow you to enjoy a consistent supply of hot water for the entire family. Electric systems are still popular amongst many people, as they have a low upfront cost and are quick and easy to replace.
Gas hot water systems use tanks that are very similar to electric, the only difference is that the water is heated by a gas burner instead of an electric element. Gas systems are incredibly energy efficient, and the latest systems have achieved ratings of 5 stars or higher. Unlike electricity, gas does not have time of day tariffs. This means you can use the burner whenever it is necessary, without worrying about costly bills. They are just as easy to install as electric systems. If you already have gas at your home, they are a great choice. But if you don’t there is no need to worry, as they can run on either natural gas or LPG depending upon the model.
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