Electric Hot Water Systems in Adelaide

HotwaterTek is Adelaide's Reliable & Trusted Experts for Electric Hot Water Systems 

At HotwaterTek, we pride ourselves on being local specialists in electric hot water systems throughout Adelaide.

Our dedicated team of expert professionals is here to help and assist  you in selecting the ideal hot water system for your home.

Electric hot water systems have been always popular throughout Adelaide’s existing homes, however due to their high electricity consumption the Australian government has banned their installation in new builds and houses with a natural gas connection to the property. If your hot water tank sprung a leak it would be a great time to have a look into more energy efficient options like a heat pump.

At the heart of every electric hot water system is an element, like the one in your electric kettle. When electricity flows through this element, it heats up. This element is responsible for warming the water in your system. There are two types of electric hot water systems, storage, and instantaneous/continuous flow.

If you would like to find out more about the different type of hot water heaters including electric hot water systems please click on the link:
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The Appeal of Electric Hot Water Systems Lies in their Simplicity.

These systems use electricity to heat water, which is then stored in a tank or supplied directly depending on whether it’s a storage or instantaneous/continuous flow system. Unlike other types, they don’t require a gas line or a complex installation procedure. They are ideal for homes and businesses alike, providing necessary hot water for tasks such as washing dishes, laundry, and showering.

Electric Hot Water Systems

Storage Electric Hot Water Systems

Storage electric hot water systems are robust and reliable, making them a popular choice for many households in Adelaide. These systems heat and store hot water in a tank, ready for use throughout the day. The insulated tank design minimises heat loss, ensuring a steady supply of hot water whenever needed.

However, the efficiency of a storage hot water system depends on the size of the tank, the level of insulation, and the system’s overall design. To optimise energy consumption, it’s essential to choose a system that aligns best with your hot water requirements.

Instantaneous Electric Hot Water Systems

Instantaneous electric hot water systems, also known as tankless systems, offer unmatched convenience of instant hot water. Unlike storage systems, they heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned-on, cold-water travels through a pipe into the unit, where it’s heated instantly.

This on-demand heating approach ensures that hot water is always available, without the energy costs associated with maintaining a heated storage tank. However, it’s important to note that the flow rate of hot water may be limited, making it less suitable for large households with high hot water consumption. We would recommend this hot water option only to businesses and households with 3 faced power and low-med water consumption.

Pros & Cons of Electric Hot Water Systems

Electric hot water systems have numerous advantages, such as easy installation, lower upfront costs, and they can be installed indoors or outdoors. However, they can be more expensive to run due to the rising cost of electricity, and they are not as environmentally friendly as solar, heat pumps or gas hot water systems.

Electric storage hot water systems are best suited for an affordable and easy replacement option. The trade-off for this is higher usage costs.

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Is an Electric Hot Water System Best for your Home?

These systems use electricity to heat water, which is then stored in a tank or supplied directly depending on whether it’s a storage or Electric hot water systems are popular due to their consistent performance and straightforward installation. They’re especially suitable for homes that only have electricity available at their property. However, it’s essential to weigh the long-term running costs. While electric systems offer convenience, the ongoing energy bills can be higher than some alternatives. To truly determine if an electric hot water system is the right fit for your property, we recommend a consultation with our experienced team.

We’re here to guide you through the best options tailored to your specific needs.

Professional Installation & Maintenance Services by HotwaterTek

At HotwaterTek, our team of skilled professionals supplies and provides top-notch installation and maintenance services for electric hot water systems. We understand the unique demands of Adelaide’s climate and work to ensure your hot water system operates efficiently and reliably.

Regular maintenance should be carried out every 3-5 years by a licensed plumber and will help to extend the lifespan of your electric hot water heater. We are happy to help with service checks and tank maintenance to optimise your hot water needs. Maintenance can include, change of an element or thermostat, valve replacements and temperature adjustments.

For an honest conversation about if an Electric Hot Water System is right for you, give us a call today, we are here to help answer all your questions so you can make an informed decision.

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