Electric is cheaper upfront and very easy to install. Generally better for long term servicing costs.
What to consider with Electrics:
Maximise Efficiency, having off peak tariffs:
Generally 90% of all Electric hot Water Units are set up on Tariff 33 (Standard Off Peak
If you already have a Gas Hot Water System then this is probably the best choice for you. Gas heats fast and is economical.
Natural Gas produces much less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) than electricity to heat the same amount of water but it’s not available everywhere, Requiring caling AOA Group 1300 001001 for availability and Gas Pressure.
In Areas where you can’t get natural gas, LPG is an alternative but expect to pay 1.5 times as much for Natural Gas or Electricity.
Solar is a good choice for long term. If you are prepared to invest more upfront for significant savings long term then this is definitely a smart choice for you.
Solar is the most efficient and has smallest carbon dioxide footprint making it the greenest option.
If you don't know the answer to this question you can call the APA Group to find out on 1300 001 001 or call your energy provider and they will be able to provide the answer for you.
Medium pressure gives you the options of both instantaneous and storage capabilities whereas Low pressure only gives you the option of Storage tank only.
Instantaneous: Instantaneous is the most popular choice by consumers due to it’s space saving, compact qualities and offers endless hot water supply availability.
Gas Storage: Required outside (GPO) to be installed by an electrician to operate the fan and internal computer (Very low electricity draw).
Split System – Tank on the ground, solar panels on the roof. Can be installed on existing houses without any issues. If your house is already fully built then this is probably the best option for you.
With the split System we have the options of evacuated tubes or flat panel technology.
Closed Coupled System – Everything is on the roof – Good for Space but or existing houses it can be an issue. If you are building a new house, this is a good option for you to save space as you can reinforce your roof to cater for the weight of the tank on the roof.