Are you looking for the best LPG hot-water heating system for your needs? We answer the key questions about system types, energy efficiency, water usage, and how to talk to a gas installer in this post. Experts will have you ready to hit the suppliers with confidence in the pursuit of the greatest hot water system for you in four minutes or less. Find Out More in this blog.
What is the best system for you?
Natural gas and electricity are the two most common water-heating sources that connect to LPG. Tank and instantaneous (or continuous flow) water heaters are the two types.New electric storage systems are not a realistic alternative for new residences due to regulations aimed at decreasing energy consumption and waste.
Heating elements are used in electric storage systems to heat a water tank that ranges in size from about 25L on the low end to more than 400L in large houses. Because these systems aren’t completely insulated, heat loss is always a possibility, which can be costly in an electric system.
Are there any limitations on what you can put in?
Installing one type of gas hot water system over another may be preferable depending on your structure and home. The quality of the water in the area is important – Storing water that is considered “hard” or of poor quality might cause corrosion in your storage tank and piping (to name but a few of the issues it can cause). In this scenario, an instantaneous system, in which the water travels through and heats up as it goes, may be preferable.
Storage for hot water systems – Tanks and instantaneous systems are usually stored outside for venting purposes, but they can be built indoors if necessary, as long as they can be flued to the outside.
How big and what kind of hot water system do you need?
On a daily basis, the average Australian home uses 40–50 liters of hot water per person. If the system is too small, someone will lose out on a hot shower or the flow may be reduced. You’re paying for resources you don’t use if your system is too big.
Talk to your installer about the following:
● The total number of people who live there.
● What is everyone’s timetable — do they all shower in the morning or in the evening, or is there no pattern?
● Is there anyone who enjoys long, steamy baths?
● Do you wash your clothes with cold or hot water?
● Do you use a dishwasher or do you hand-wash your dishes?
Is there a water heating system that is environmentally friendly?
The government has not yet controlled the labeling of energy-star rating information in the same manner that it has for refrigerators and other appliances.
Request information from the retailer or installer and perform your own research; aim for a combustion coefficient of performance of 6 or 7 stars. A higher rating indicates lower overall operating costs.
Although water-heating tanks are insulated, nothing is perfect, and there will always be some heat loss over time, therefore it’s best to place them in an insulated area or in a sunny location.
Conclusion:- Make sure the system is covered by a guarantee and that the supplier is willing to install it in a timely manner. If your supplier can perform emergency repairs or can refer you to someone who can, that’s even better.