The Pros And Cons Of Electric Hot Water Systems

Hot water systems are, without a doubt, a necessity and a wise investment. Regardless of the season, we all deserve a good supply of hot water in our homes.

Electric hot water systems are one of the most popular hot water systems across Australia for many reasons.

Let’s delve in.

Electric Hot Water System Pros

Convenient and easy-to-use

Electric water heaters are astoundingly easy to operate. They run solely on electricity, so there’s no need for scheduling gas deliveries (or sleeping on the couch when you forget to!).

As long as your home has electricity, all you need to do is flick the switch – it’s as easy as that!

Space savings

Electric hot water systems are much more compact than their counterparts. This makes it a more attractive option (literally), especially for those who have limited spaces in their homes.

Low initial cost, easy installation

In comparison to those currently available on the market, electric water heater systems are the most affordable initially. This is because they don’t require any additional infrastructure, making their installation simple and speedy. They just need to be connected to your power and your water system – and voila!

Gas water heaters, for example, need extra piping and a ventilation system that safely expels the exhaust by-product of combustion.

Just like everything in life, there are limitations and drawbacks to electric hot water systems.

Electric Hot Water System Cons

Costly in the long-run

Although its initial cost is much lower than its counterparts, electric hot water systems are more expensive in the long run. This is thanks to electricity being more expensive than other fuels.

If you’re looking for cost savings over convenience, ask a hot water specialist about heat pumps and solar.

Power problems

Without electricity to generate heat, you’ll only enjoy hot water once your power comes back on. Here, gas systems are superior!

As you can see, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. Electric hot water systems are an excellent investment! But, it’s important to remember that each hot water system has pros and cons. What you need to do is choose one with the right mix that fulfils your unique needs.

Whether you’re captivated by electric water heaters or left wondering what else would work better for you, call us! Here at Kalamunda Plumbing, we’re specialists in hot water. From gas to electric, heat pumps, and solar, we’ve got the expertise needed to help you find the right hot water system for your home and install it stress-free.

Need advice on your current hot water system? Contact us today!


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