Gas Hot Water Brisbane to the Gold Coast, what info do I need to choose the most appropriate system?
When it comes to gas hot water systems domestically there are three main systems to keep you out of a cold shower. These are storage, continuous flow and instantaneous or instant gas hot water.
Before we dive into what and why it's important to know what you are buying, the research and data behind the system and why it all matters. All domestic systems from all major brands come backed and compliant with PCA and watermark registration. We or your plumber are your links between the PCA or Plumbing Code of Australia and yourself. This code helps link all the standards and technical information together to make sure all work to the highest of standards and that the tradesperson who works on your system is qualified to do so. This makes choosing a PCA and watermark product the most important factor when deciding on your new system.
The second factor you need to have a basic understanding of is the operation of the plumbing systems. With a basic understanding of how you heat the water in a hot water system, you put your self in control of the decision process rather than the plumber or salesman. There are many components of your plumbing and hot water system and every part is integral to its efficiency and safety. Gas Hot Water Brisbane or anywhere in the world has two standard principals of heating water when it comes to your new gas hot water system. First is the storage system which works similar to water boiling on a pot where you have a burner inside the tank with a large volume of water in a canister above and a thermostat controlling the flow of gas to the burner. The second and slightly more complicated version is the continuous flow and instantaneous or instant gas hot water systems. These units don’t store any hot water and rely on large burners with rapid heat transfer. The easiest way to describe it is like leaving a hose in the sun on a hot day where the heat is transferred directly into the copper pipe in which the water flows surrounding a flame. Another big advantage of a storage system is no reason to worry about the risk of an electrical power outage and these units generally are not required to use electricity, unlike 6-star continuous flow units. That being said continuous flow systems are generally a lot more efficient with electronic control and fan forced combustion like a cars turbo they can show a big reduction in household running costs.
Once you have a basic understanding of any system you can then move on to research the different ways the systems operate, new technology inside the units and the way these factors affect your hot water in your home or business.
The next step is to consider install running costs, environmental factors and long term longevity. Gas Hot Water Brisbane North to South is available in many different forms. Natural gas like solar hot water is relatively cheap over a ten year period when taking into account installation and maintenance costs. LPG gas though is not cheap to run and is more in line running a peak tariff electric hot water system and even though is relatively cheap for installation can cost as much as $5000 more to run and install than a premium solar system over a 10 year period. The environmental factors when choosing a new system are equally as important, with solar, heatpump and Natural gas being highly efficient and powered by renewable resources they are a sustainable solution. Especially when compared to petroleum-based LPG and the majority of QLD power being coal-fired.
The fourth and what we believe to be the most important factor you need to ask yourself is do I believe I will be happy with the service provided by my choice of company. Have I done my research in places like product review and google my business? Do they have thousands of reviews with businesses like Fallon Solutions, if so have I read the good and the bad? Are customers reviewing specific employees or does it seem like they have a high staff turnover? Have they taken the time to answer all of my questions? Do they seem to have no specific product agenda and want to provide me with the best solution for my family? These are just some of the questions you should be asking and not just checking their total rating or how many reviews but the frequency and quality of each and every review.
Now you have found the type of system, most likely brand and installer it's best you leave the sizing till last. Gas Hot Water Brisbane wide should be selected directly with your plumber as he will be able to tailor the optimum size system to suit your family or business dynamic. For a general rule of thumb when it comes to sizing head to our hot water help guide.
Gas fitting and plumbing systems while relatively basic in principle can be quite complex in operation and design. That is why you need to do all your research before you run out of hot water and not make impulsive and generally expensive decisions in the middle of winter when you wake up to a cold shower. Give us a call today and we will be more than happy to discuss all your options with no sales pitch, just accurate non-biased information and opinions and when the time does come for installation, we hope you keep us in mind. When it comes to Gas Hot Water Brisbane to the Gold Coast we look forward to keeping you in hot water.