Choosing the right hot water system for your family home

If your hot water system is due to be replaced (likely, as two thirds of hot water system sales are replacements!) then it pays to consider which hot water system is the most suitable for your family home.

They all do the same thing, right? Well technically, yes, but although all will heat your water – how they do it, how much it costs and how reliable they are can vary.

With heating hot water accounting for ¼ of power of household energy consumption, it isn’t a decision you want to make hastily, as rushing into a decision which isn’t the most efficient for your family home could cost you in the long run!

What are the options for hot water systems?

You have several options to choose from: electric, gas, solar or heat pump.

Electric

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Gas

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Solar

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Heat Pump

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The decision of which hot water system to opt for will depend on your current household…

If you already have a gas connection then natural gas is a good option.

If you are connected to mains gas and live in a sunny environment than a solar system with a gas booster will be the most cost effective and environmentally friendly option long term!

There is no one size fits all! Discuss your options with a qualified hot water system plumber who can suggest the most cost and energy efficient option for your home and family.