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Which is better- gas hot water system or an electric one?

Water Heater System Melbourne

If you have plans to upgrade the water heater for your house but are unsure as to which is better – a gas system or an electrical one, we have put forth the advantages and disadvantages of both, so that you can make an informed decision.

Water heating speed

With a gas hot water system, water will certainly heat faster than an electrical system. If you are an impatient sort, and loath to wait for the water to warm up, then go for a gas hot water system in Melbourne.

The water heater size

Water heaters come in sizes of 20 litres to 200 litres. The usage, number of household members, and available space will decide the type of water heater. As far as a gas hot water system is concerned, less space will be required outside for the unit.

Energy efficiency

Operating a gas hot water system in Melbourne may cost less; however, in terms of energy efficiency, it lags behind an electrical hot water system. A gas hot water system loses some heat in the form of vented gas. On the other hand, an electrical system is efficient and utilizes all of the generated heat to warm the water.

Safety

When you use a gas water heater system, there is the risk of leakage of gas leading to an explosion, and even carbon monoxide leakage in your house. These risks can be avoided with regular servicing. However, an electrical water heating system is much safer.

Cost

While the initial cost of a gas water heater system in Melbourne is more than that of an electrical system, along with higher installation costs, but the running costs are lower. With a gas water heater system, as opposed to an electrical system, there are fewer chances of having to call an emergency plumber in Melbourne.

With these tips, you can choose the right water heating system for your home and ensure that there is always hot water on call for your needs.

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