With this staggering fact in mind, nowadays, for many people replacing an old electric hot water system with the same or similar model is no longer a viable option.
Things to consider when purchasing a hot water system:
- Electric water heaters that can heat water at any time of day are by far the most expensive option. Off-peak electric (which heat only when tariffs are lower) and gas systems have similar costs, depending on the tariffs you have to pay.
- Natural gas produces much less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) than electricity to heat the same amount of water. But it's not available everywhere.
- You can also get systems that produce hot water from sun and air, which greatly reduces CO2 compared to conventional electric heaters, in most places.
For more information and recommendations on your next Hot Water System purchase, please contact our office on 1300 806 683