Things to Consider When Installing a Hot Water System
When choosing and installing hot water system which is best for you, you have to consider a number of factors. These include your lifestyle, the price of the system, installation expenses and the continuing ‘running’ costs.
You should also consider the following:
The number of people as well as the bathrooms in your home. You might also want to take into account the showers, baths as well as loads of washing.
Think also whether your hot water needs may change over time. For example, young children may soon be teenagers and will then use a lot more hot water.
The space available where you will install your hot water system.
Your budget is a significant factor when installing a water system. So, look at the total cost first and this includes the installation and any additional plumbing or electrical work that may be required later on. Also, the ongoing running costs or the efficiency of the appliance and the impact on your household budget must be taken into account as well.
When deciding what hot water system you will choose, search for its star rating. You can do that by browsing the internet. More stars mean that the appliance is more efficient. Thereby, it will reduce your operating costs and the greenhouse gas emissions.
Low hot water users
For those light users who live in an apartment or townhouse, a continuous system is advised. Even though is has a somewhat higher upfront charge, the good thing is it can be fitted into a tight space.
Average hot water users
On the other hand, if you would like to use more than one tap or hot water appliance continuously, a storage system or a much bigger continuous system is probably your best choice.
High hot water users
Considering the amount of hot water you use, always remember that your continuing energy consumption will tend to be high. So, it would be a good choice if you choose a highly competent system. For a much larger family, storage systems are better. For those who are very heavy users, try to consider installing two systems.