Electric Hot Water Systems

How Electric Hot Water Systems Work

Electric hot water systems work by heating the water in a storage tank with an electric element. The heated water is then circulated through the home by a pump, and delivered through the taps

There are two types of electric hot water systems:

Storage Hot Water Systems

Water is heated with an element and stored inside a tank ready for use. When water is turned on at a fixture, the hot water system supplies heated water.

Storage electric hot water systems are a great choice for homes with an ample amount of storage space. The tank can be stored in a basement, garage, or attic. Because these systems use electricity to heat the water, they can be more expensive to operate than gas-fired systems. However, they do not require a gas line to the home, so they are a good choice for homes that are not already connected to one.

Continuous Hot Water Systems

These systems are smaller and more compact than bulky storage tanks, saving valuable space. Using an electric heating element, a continuous hot water system only heats up water as it passes through the unit on demand, allowing you to save money on your energy bill. However, due to its limited flow rate, this system may not be adequate for households with high hot water usage.

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Benefits Of An Electric Hot Water System

  • They are the cheapest to buy of all the hot water systems.
  • Some electric systems can be programmed to do most of the heating during off-peak times, which can help to minimise energy bills.

Drawbacks Of An Electric Hot Water System

  • They are the most expensive system to run long-term, due to their low energy efficiency.
  • Some electric options require larger storage units than other systems.
  • They have higher greenhouse emissions.

Every home and situation is unique, so we recommend contacting us to discuss what the best solution for you and your needs are.

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Experienced Electric Hot Water System Installers

If you are looking for an electric hot water system for your home, make sure to call a reputable and experienced electric hot water system installer.

Hot Water Maintenance Northern Beaches can install electric hot water systems throughout the Northern Beaches. We have experience with all types of systems and can help you choose the best one for your needs.

To get in touch with us today, call 9982 1265 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you right away.

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