Choose the wrong size hot water heater and you’ll get more than a cold shoulder from the family – you’ll feel it from head to toe… literally!
Whether you’re looking to replace a heater or are starting from scratch, there’s lots to think about –and heating capacity is just the beginning.
“Don’t just guess what system is right for you. If you aren’t sure, ask an expert. That way, you know the system installed is the right system for you and your family. And always ensure a licensed plumber is the one to install it.”
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Start by clearing up your hot water needs
When you think about how often you use hot water during the day (and night!), the importance of your hot water heater becomes clear!
Most are sold when an existing hot water heater has failed – and that means the people doing the buying are usually in one heck of a hurry.
Replacing an old heater with its newer equivalent isn’t always the best option. Giving some thought to your choice is though.
How have your family’s hot water needs changed? Do you want to reduce your water and energy bills? Is a smaller carbon footprint important to you?
Think about what you want and then set about finding a heater that ticks all the boxes and satisfies your budget too.
Hot water range
The market really is awash with choice when it comes to hot water heaters. Storage systems, continuous flow, and renewables are all great alternatives worth your consideration.
When making your decision, remember, to avoid being left out in the cold the capacity of your system needs to match your needs. Additionally, the physical size of your heater also needs to match the available space.
It seems obvious that the costs need to match your budget. However, when thinking budget, think about more than the cost of the heater. We can help you to understand the costs of installation and the costs of switching from one type of heating system to another if that’s what you’re thinking of doing.
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What type of hot water heater do I need?
There are five key things to consider when deciding on the right hot water heater for you. Heating method, storage or continuous flow, size, cost and energy efficiency. The better you understand each one, the easier it is to compare different models and make the right decision.
What storage size will suit me?
Bigger isn’t always better. The amount of people in your family, the size of your home, the amount of hot water used in a day and the high demand times of usage will all help to inform your decision. Ask our team members for advice.
Which heater is the most energy efficient?
Energy efficiency depends on your energy source and the size of your heater. Solar heaters hold the greatest savings to your energy bill, but also have greater upfront costs. Talk to our experienced team members to find out more.
Do you have heaters to suit small spaces?
Yes. Hot water heaters come in all shapes and sizes. Brochures are available to provide the measurements of each unit. Our friendly team can help you to find a heater to suit your space.
Can I upgrade from an electric storage unit to an electric heat pump?
Yes. Electric heat pumps are the easiest replacement for electric storage heaters. The same plumbing and electrical connections are used, so installation is easy. Electric heat pumps consume about one third of the electricity of traditional electric water heaters.
What rebates and incentives are available for solar and heat pump systems?
There are different rebates across all Australian states and territories for different units. Our experienced team members can help you to understand which ones apply.
Do I need delivery?
Due to the size of our hot water heaters, delivery is recommended. Benefit from the peace of mind that comes from knowing your hot water heater is handled by experienced delivery experts.
How long is the warranty?
Warranties vary, however most heaters come with a warranty of seven years or more. Our team can advise which warranties apply to all of the heaters in our range.