Rapid Hot Water for Inner West Syndey
The professional and experienced crew of hot water specialists at Rapid Hot Water has been performing hot water system replacement and providing hot water services in Inner West Sydney for decades, helping both commercial and residential clients find the best systems for their particular needs. Like many things in life, hot water is one of those luxuries that's often taken for granted until you lose access to it. Rapid Hot Water helps you get your system back up and running after a failure and also helps you choose and install a replacement when you're ready for an upgrade.
When Should I Repair or Replace My Hot Water System in Inner West Sydney?
The obvious sign of a failed hot water system is when you can't get your morning shower to warm up, but in some cases, you might experience the opposite problem, with a failed thermostat heating your water to unsafe levels. Contact the crew at Rapid Hot Water for an estimate on whether hot water repair, hot water maintenance or installation of a new hot water system in Inner West Sydney makes the most sense for your specific situation.
Even if your hot water system hasn't outright broken on you, there are good reasons to consider upgrading to a new one. Over the long-term, running a modern, energy-efficient system saves you money and keeping your home's systems up to date can increase the property's value.
What Kinds of Hot Water Systems Does Rapid Hot Water Offer?
There are four primary types of hot water systems: electric, heat pump, gas and solar, each with their specific drawbacks and benefits.
- Electric systems heat up water and store it in a tank where it awaits use. These systems tend to have low initial costs but can require a lot of space. They also take a while to build up to usable hot water again once they're depleted, they don't work at all during a power outage and their long-term operating costs tend to be the highest.
- Heat pump-based systems also use electricity, but much less of it, resulting in significantly improved energy efficiency for lower operating costs and a longer lifespan. The initial setup cost is higher than for basic electric-powered systems, though.
- Gas-powered systems feature a lower operation cost, work during power outages and can heat considerably more water than electric systems. They do tend to be more expensive for initial installation.
- Solar-powered systems are usually considerably more expensive to install than either electric- or gas-powered systems, and they require a fair amount of roof space to set up. However, they're very eco-friendly and inexpensive to operate once the initial installation is complete.
Contact the team of hot water contractors at Rapid Hot Water on 1300 205 539 to determine which type of hot water system installation is best for your Inner West Sydney home, based on your budget and available space.
How Large a Hot Water Tank Do I Need?
Household size is the simplest metric here. A 50- to 160-litre electric-storage tank should be enough for a single person, while a six-person household typically needs a 400-litre or larger tank. Gas continuous-flow systems only heat water as needed and therefore use much smaller tanks; a 32-litre tank should cover a six-person household. Ask Rapid Hot Water's experts about gas continuous-flow systems if your installation space is limited.