ELECTRIC HOT WATER SYSTEMS

Rheem Electric 315L Hot Water System

ABOUT ELECTRIC HOT WATER

Electric hot water systems are the most common type of hot water systems in existing houses, however due to their large electricity consumption the Australian government has banned their installation in new builds or houses with natural gas connected to the property.

Electric hot water systems work similarly to a kettle, wherein an electric element simply heats the water for home use. They are available in a storage unit where the hot water is kept in a large tank at between 60-80°C ready for distribution, or instantaneous model where the water is heated by the electric element as it flows through the system giving a continuous stream of hot water. The instantaneous models however are a lot less common due to their excessive electricity consumption above that of even an electric storage unit.

For a detailed explanation on how all types of electric hot water systems work see here: https://www.yourhome.gov.au/energy/hot-water-service

PROS AND CONS

PROS

  • Low upfront costs (where available for direct replacement)
  • Connects to a cheaper overnight tariff
  • High system warranties
  • Low maintenance
  • Flexible installation (indoor or outdoor)

CONS

  • High usage costs
  • Not available for any government rebates
  • Cannot be installed in new builds or homes with natural gas connected
  • Not energy efficient

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Electric storage hot water systems are best suited for a cheap and easy replacement option that require little maintenance. The tradeoff for this is higher usage costs.

We don’t recommend installing electric instantaneous systems but for very specific situations such as a small business with few hot water taps. If you think this may be right for you feel free to give us a call and we can discuss your best options.

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Wayne Hensel
Wayne Hensel
23:38 08 May 21
Perfect service highly recommend Hot Water. Sam was absolutely fantastic very knowledgeable and friendly.
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Vanessa Smith
04:14 07 May 21
They replaced our hot water service and did a extremely good job. Would recommend them to anyone looking for a new hot water replacement.
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G & M Bell
02:47 04 May 21
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Michelle Pilla
07:18 23 Apr 21
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Simon Saunders
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08:54 22 Feb 21
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