Hot Water North Shore

Rapid Hot Water in North Shore

If you're having trouble with the hot water system in your North Shore home, turn to the hot water system installation experts of Rapid Hot Water. With decades of experience providing hot water services to homes in North Shore and greater Sydney, Rapid Hot Water can help you determine whether you can solve the issue with maintenance and repair or you need a full hot water system replacement.

What Are the Signs of a Failing Hot Water System in the North Shore?

While a total lack of hot water is the most common sign of a failed hot water system, it's also possible for a malfunctioning thermostat to make your water too hot for safe use or frustratingly tepid. Rapid Hot Water specialists are available 24 hours a day in the North Shore to assess the issues with your system and suggest the best course of action.

Should I Repair or Replace My Failing Hot Water System?

While hot water maintenance and hot water repairs are generally cheaper than a whole system replacement, there are financial benefits to upgrading from an old system to a modern one. Modern hot water systems are more energy-efficient, which means the upfront costs can be offset over the long run by the money you save on your energy bills.

What Types of Hot Water Systems Are Best?

The best match for your situation depends on a number of factors, including your North Shore home's layout, the number of people in your household and your long-term plans for the home.

Most modern homes use electric systems; these straightforward systems store heated water in a holding tank for later use. Electric systems generally have the lowest setup costs, but they have some drawbacks, including the fact that they can't heat water during power outages and can be slow to heat more water once the stored hot water has been depleted. Their relatively low energy efficiency also makes them more expensive to operate.

A heat pump-based system is more energy-efficient than an electric system, making their long-term costs lower. The trade-off is that installation costs for heat pump systems are generally higher.

Gas-powered hot water systems heat water much more quickly than the above two systems, which can be a significant benefit for homes with a lot of occupants, and they work perfectly fine during a power outage. You do need a fair amount of space to install them, though. A Rapid Hot Water specialist can check out your installation location and help you determine whether it's a good match for a gas-powered system.

Solar-powered hot water systems are essentially the opposite of electric systems when it comes to price: the installation cost is the highest, but the long-term operating costs are the lowest. Like gas-powered systems, a solar system is only a viable option if you have the right spot and ample space for its installation. If you do have enough space, a solar-powered hot water system can provide very environmentally friendly power. As a bonus, it can significantly increase the value of your home when you're looking to sell.

How Large of a Water Tank Do I Need?

Household size is the simplest way of estimating the water tank size you need. A single person can probably get along fine with a 50-litre tank, while a couple usually needs 80 to 125 litres. A large household of six or more needs a 400-litre tank to avoid regularly running out of hot water.

Rapid Hot Water contractors are available around the clock to discuss your options for hot water installation in the North Shore. Call us on 1300 205 539 to get started on finding your next hot water system.