Two Efficient and Economical Options to Install to Replace Your Old Electrical Hot Water System

Posted on: 3 February 2020

If you own an older home, then you no doubt understand that many appliances will need to be updated and replaced as time goes by. This is certainly true of old electric hot water systems, which may have seen better days since they were installed. Inevitably, if your hot water system is more than a decade old, it will need to be replaced sooner rather than later.

Sometimes, old hot water systems give you signs that they're on their way out. Inefficient heating ability, increased electricity bills and strange noises are all indicators that the system is struggling to cope. Other times, they go out with a bang, leaving you with no hot water and having to make a quick decision about which system you'll choose next.

Replacing a hot water system can be expensive and inconvenient. However, it's also a great opportunity to install a system that is more efficient, more economical to run and more environmentally friendly. Here are two excellent modern systems that you should consider installing to replace your old electrical system.

1. Solar-Boosted

A solar-boosted hot water system is an excellent choice for efficiency, economy and sustainability. It uses a small solar panel installation to do the bulk of the work in heating water to keep in the storage tank. While this type of system is a little more expensive to purchase and install, the extra costs will be mitigated by reduced energy bills over its lifespan.

This type of system uses either gas or electricity to back up the solar panels if there hasn't been enough sunlight to effectively heat the water. This means it won't completely eliminate energy bills related to heating water, but it will dramatically reduce your yearly costs.

2. Natural Gas

Another smart choice for your new hot water system is a natural gas system. These use gas, from a mains supply or bottled supply, to quickly and efficiently heat water. Natural gas doesn't produce harmful emissions, and it's relatively inexpensive in comparison to electricity. 

It's also a great option if you want hot water on demand because it heats the water as required rather than heating it then storing it in a tank. It's also possible to have a tank included with a natural gas system, which may be a good option if you have a larger household that requires a larger volume of hot water.

To learn more about hot water systems, contact a company in your area like Parramatta Hot Water Service.