What is better? Gas VS Electric Hot Water System

Gas vs electric hot water system – this choice is made easy if you only have electricity to your home, however if you have natural gas and electricity the choose gets a little harder. Most people go with what they had originally, but if you had a choice and needed a new system what would you choose?

The choice between gas vs electric hot water system

Rheem 160 litre stellar gas hot water system (850360)
Dux 400 litre te hot water system (400T236)

People have been debating the gas vs electric hot water debate for many years and will continue to do so. We provide gas and electric tank hot water systems as well as tankless gas and electric systems. Each have their pros and cons, and it really comes down to what is available to you, your requirements and whether you have natural gas.

Pricing for Gas and Electric Hot Water Systems

There are differences when it comes to the cost of the hot water system. The tankless gas system is often more expensive initially but works out in the long run in the savings you will make from the cost of gas. Electricity in Australia is continuing to rise quite rapidly, therefore making an electric hot water system initially cheaper but then can get quite expensive for running costs, especially if you have a larger family.

Installation costs are another factor with gas vs electric systems. An electric hot water system costs less to install and the process is simple to connect to the power supply. With a gas system, you pay more for the installation and you have to used a licensed gasfitter who has the proper certification to connect the gas pipes and make sure the venting is right. It takes longer , requires a specialist and costs more based on these factors.

Tank or Tankless Hot Water Systems

With gas vs electric hot water systems, the big question is tank or tankless? This has a big impact on how much energy a unit uses. With systems that use a tank, they store the heated water so that it is there when someone needs it. There are a range of different tank sizes but the average size for a home begins at 250 litres and as the home and requirements of the occupants gets bigger so does the tank. The tank models are less energy-efficient than the tankless models. The tankless models are more efficient because because they are not using energy to heat up a large tank and then keep that tank hot all the time. It generates hot water on demand. 

Gas vs Electric Hot Water System – Conclusion to the Debate

When choosing between gas vs electric and having natural gas connection, gas makes sense. Everyone wants to save money on utility bills and you will get back the extra money you put into the gas system quickly. 

We provide a range of gas and electric systems and have something to suit everyone’s needs and requirements. 

If you are in need of a new gas or electric hot water system, contact the team at Best Price Hot Water today. 

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