How electric hot water systems work and getting the best electric hot water service installed today!
When everything in your home is running smoothly and as it should, and you can enjoy a nice hot shower on a cold evening, it’s quite likely you’ve never had to think about what makes it run smoothly. You turn on the hot water tap, and hot water comes out. But anyone who has stepped into the shower only to feel a cold blast of water would know that having an electric hot water system that you can trust is a must! Here is all you need to know about what an electric hot water system is, and how to get the best service without a cold delay.
What is an electric hot water system?
An electric hot water system provides warm and hot water to houses and businesses by connecting to an electric power outlet and using the electric energy to heat water. There are two main types: Storage systems, and continuous systems. Electric storage hot water systems heat water with an element in the bottom of the unit and store it in an insulated tank ready for use. With continuous systems, the element is coiled around the pipes to quickly heat the water inside once it is turned on.
Why use electric hot water systems?
Electric hot water systems have relatively low upfront costs, because it only needs a standard electrical supply and as such are a popular choice to provide hot water to residential properties. Electric hot water systems are fast to install, reliable, and can be placed in a variety of positions around the home, depending on the system. They may be installed indoors, outdoors or even on the roof.
What are the pros of using an electrical hot water system?
There are some definite upsides in choosing to install and use an electric hot water system in your home, including:
- Low upfront costs
- Efficient use of energy
- Safe to operate
- Easy to service and repair
- Multiple options available
- Choice of positioning around the house
With a system so popular, they also come in a wide range of unit sizes to suit any home and are well known by service agents when it comes to repair or replacement.
What are the differences between types of electric hot water systems?
Storage systems hold a large amount of water in an insulated storage tank near the heater, which keeps the water hot and heats it when necessary. A continuous (or instantaneous) system is a much smaller unit that only heats the water when it’s needed, removing the need for a larger water tank to be installed.
What size tank do I need for my electric hot water system?
If you have a continuous(instantaneous) system, there is no need for a tank, as the water is heated on demand. If you have a storage electric hot water system installed, the recommended tank sizes are generally, smaller tanks for fewer people, larger for more people:
- 2 people 50L-80L
- 4 people 125-160L
- 2 people 160-250L for off-peak
- 4 people 250-315L for off-peak
What are the costs involved with Electric Hot Water Service Installation?
Nobody wants to be caught in the cold with no hot water! Getting an electric water heater installed is likely to be your most affordable option, due to their low upfront installation cost. Choosing a professional to install the best electric hot water service will ensure no cold Winters at home! Electrical hot water systems are in an accessible price range and may be the most cost-efficient way to provide your house with running hot water and if you’re a resident in New South Wales, you may also be eligible for rebates to assist in paying electrical bills.
How can I get the best electric hot water service installed today?
Powered Electrical & Data provide professional and fast residential electrical services in the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Maitland and surrounding areas. To organise an Electrical Hot Water Service Installation, use our online tool to Request a quote or call 0466 182 944.