Pinnacle Plumbing service repair, supply and install a wide range of gas hot water heaters from Australia’s leading brands. We help our customers:
Choose the best
hot water system
Install, servicing and repair
their gas hot water systems
Gas VS Electric hot water Systems
If you’re just looking at the bills each month, gas is definitely the cheaper option in terms of running cost. While the installation of a gas hot water system costs more than installing an electric system, based on the savings you’ll make you can typically get that extra money back in a year or two of use.
Also unlike electricity there are no time-of-day tariffs for using gas, meaning that it’ll cost you the same no matter when you want to take that shower or run the bath.
What is a gas hot water System?
A gas hot water system uses either reticulated/piped natural gas or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to heat water.
As mentioned a previously gas water heater is usually more expensive to buy and install than an electric hot water system, but it is generally cheaper to use. Another factor to consider is that a gas hot water heater also produces less greenhouse gas emissions than an electric hot water heater.
Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar hot water systems consist of solar collector panels and a storage tank. As solar water heating is often not sufficiently powerful to deliver all the thermal heat necessary for a hot water heater in a standard Australian family sized home, a gas connected booster is used to ensure the water is always at the right temperature. A well-chosen solar hot water system may cost more to begin with, but for most homes they’ll be significantly cheaper to run than a conventional electric or gas system.
Continuous Flow Hot Water Systems
The most commonly preferred type of gas water heater is the continuous flow hot water system (also known as ‘tankless’, ‘instantaneous’ and ‘on-demand’ hot water systems). These are small wall-mounted units that heat water as you use it, rather than heating it slowly and storing it as a hot water storage tank does.
Gas Storage Hot Water Systems
Storage gas hot water systems use a gas burner located underneath the storage tank to heat the water. They usually have a continuously burning pilot flame that ignites the main burner when it is needed. Heat is then transferred from the gas burner through the bottom of the cylinder. Some heat also flows from the hot flue pipe into the water. When hot water is drawn off at the top of the tank, cold water enters the tank at the bottom.
Choosing the right water meter
Heating method, system type, size, cost and energy efficiency are the five main criteria to consider when purchasing a gas hot water system. Each of these factors has an impact on energy use and utility cost. The better you understand each one, the easier it is to compare different models.
Hot Water Repair Services
Hot water system inspections, repairs & installations
Hot water heater broken thermostats
Broken heating elements
Hot water leaks from unit or pressure release valves
Broken pilot light or tempering valve
No hot water or inadequate hot water