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The Benefits of Perth Electric Hot Water Systems

There is nothing that beats coming home to a long, hot shower or a lovely warm bath at the end of a busy day, is there? Hot water has become such a necessity in terms of modern day living that it’s generally something we don’t even think about…until something goes wrong that is! You know, when it comes down to it, we are so lucky to have loads of hot water on tap whenever we need it. This is just one of the reasons why we love our jobs as plumbing and gas specialists.

We specialise in electric hot water system repair, maintenance and installation. As a team, we provide a genuine commitment to our customers to provide excellent, timely service that’s reliable as well as affordable. In terms of when to change a hot water system, we always tell our customers that they shouldn’t wait until their old tank burns out. It’s crucial to plan for a new system well before that.

We work with you to assess your needs and requirements so we can recommend the right system for your particular household. Our team has been in the business for many successful years. Throughout this time, we have installed thousands of electric hot water systems for our many happy customers. To find out more about the benefits of these, simply read on.

What HWS are Available Right Now?

The initial decision you’ll be faced with when you’re choosing your new HWS is the heating method. You can choose between gas, heat pump, solar or electricity.

Gas

Natural gas is a popular choice of people who have the connection for it. Also, gas rates don’t vary at different times of the day, so you always know what you’re spending. LPG (liquid petroleum gas) bottles are another alternative to natural gas although these cost a good bit more in running costs. In addition, gas systems have a higher upfront price than their electrical counterparts.

Heat Pump

A heat pump is a particularly efficient type of electric storage tank that works in a similar way to an air conditioner or fridge. It uses heat extracted from the air to heat the water. It’s crucial to install these systems outdoors or at least in a well-ventilated area. Unfortunately, the compressor on the actual unit itself can be incredibly noisy (install your system well away from the neighbours!) Again, heat pump systems cost more than electrical ones.

Solar

A solar-powered system consists of a storage tank and solar collector panels. Bear in mind when you choose this type of system, you’ll need a large tank to accommodate your needs on days when you plan to use more water or have less sunlight as usual. It’s important to note that a storage tank generally has either a gas or electric booster element that will help maintain a good hot water temperature no matter the weather. The negative aspect of these systems is that they can take a lot of time to install as well as being pretty expensive. Your home will need to be inspected beforehand in order to plan out the installation. And, the installation itself will take around a day or less. On a more positive note there are often incentives and rebates that can help offset the purchase cost. Also, a good solar hot water system will end up paying for itself over time.

Electricity

There are so many benefits you can reap when you have an electric boiler system installed in your home. Electric systems can be installed inside or outdoors and tend to be exceptionally reliable in general if you purchase a decent one. Electric hot water system prices are pretty decent too. To find out a little more, let’s look at some reasons why you should choose an electric hot water system.

Easy Installation

A great thing about electric hot water systems is that they’re straightforward as well as being super-fast to install. Not only that but they can run with nearly 100% efficiency.

Cost-Effective

It’s difficult to believe the price of a new electric hot water system. Perth residents and business owners will find that the cost is very affordable, in fact. So, by installing an electric HWS, you’ll be saving those hard-earned dollars. Another good tip is to find out the electricity prices in your area just to ensure you know exactly what you will be paying over the long term .

Electric Hot Water Systems Last Longer

On average you can expect to get more life out of an electric boiler than a gas one. Another point to note is that there are no emissions from electric boilers, so that’s positive for the environment.

Simple to Fix

Electric water heaters don’t have any moving parts or pipes to worry about which makes them easy and fast to repair. On the other hand, gas boilers are more complicated to fix so can sometimes take a day or two to get running again. (Not good!)

More Efficient

Electric systems heat water quickly. Consequently, you won’t need to wait around for ages to have a shower or bath.

If you like what you’re reading and wish to find out more about having an electric hot water system installed in your home, why not get in touch with our team? We’ll be able to answer all of your questions promptly. We’ll also be able to provide you with advice and recommendations that will allow you to purchase the completely right electric water heater for your needs. No matter what make or model of electric system you decide to go with, there are so many benefits to buying one. We will install your system quickly and efficiently, tidying up after ourselves before we leave. We’ll also explain how to get the most from your particular make and model so that you’re able to operate it with ease. When you choose Baywood Plumbing & Gas to install, maintain or repair your electric hot water system, you’re guaranteed a quality service every time.

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