Do you need a new hot water system and hot water installation in Bendigo?

May 28, 2015

A warm shower is how most of us start the day. Don’t end up standing under a freezing cold shower in the middle of winter with a broken hot water system!

Like most other household utilities, your hot water system has a shelf-life and after about ten years you will need to seriously consider updating yours. Given that it will have been around a decade since you last purchased a hot water system, it’s important to remember that a great deal will have changed so don’t just opt for a like-for-like replacement simply because it’s the easiest option. There will most likely be another type of system that is more suited to the needs of you and your household. Once you consider that your hot water use consumes almost a quarter of your entire energy budget, it’s easier to put some time aside to make the right choice!

There are a number of different types of hot water systems available to choose from:

Electric hot water systems

These are traditionally the most common hot water system in Australian households, however they are also the least energy-efficient and the most expensive to run over the long term.

Gas hot water systems

Pick a four or five-star model and you are choosing an energy efficient hot water system with substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Solar hot water systems

While solar hot water systems are typically the most expensive to install, they are without a doubt the best option over the long term. Their running costs of much lower than either gas or electric hot water systems, as are the greenhouse gas emissions. If you can afford the installation costs, this is definitely your most cost-effective option.

When you need a new hot water system and hot water system installation, Bendigo households can rely on the experience of the team at Phoenix Plumbing. We can assess your needs and advise you on the best system for your home.