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North Lakes Residents Are Looking For Alternative Hot Water Heaters

03 Jun 2020

 by Brett Mulhall

Hot water is a necessity for any household, but there is not one correct method of heating water. Instead, you can choose to generate your hot water through a variety of methods, and each have their benefits and drawbacks. Thankfully, no matter which water heater you decide would be best for your home, you can rely on the leading plumbers northside, Aptus Plumbing & Gas, to help you install and maintain it.

You can choose from a gas, heat pump, solar-based, or an electric heating system. Gas heaters have been used extensively in the past, and allow you to save costs on electricity. Additionally, a gas heating system will continue to function regardless of the weather or time. However, gas prices are rising due to the nature of fossil fuels, and our North Lakes plumbers have noticed residents are looking for cheaper alternatives. While a hot water heat pump may be more expensive to install, they run more efficiently than other electric systems, lowering your electricity bill. However, they are also maintenance intensive, and the multiple pumps required for something like an apartment building would generate large amounts of noise.

Solar hot water systems use the least electricity as they simply use the sunlight to heat water directly, though they do use valuable roof space that may be better used for solar panels. Finally, electric systems can be used to either utilise existing solar panels to power the unit, or save money on gas and lower your overall greenhouse gas emissions. It is important to note that some units will only heat water during off-peak hours, which will require you to purchase a unit with a large enough tank to ensure you have water during the day.  

While each unit has their own strengths and weaknesses, you can rely on our friendly team of plumbers North Lakes to install and maintain your water heater. To get in touch with the leading plumbers northside, call Aptus Plumbing & Gas on 07 3205 1991 today.


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