What is a gas hot water system?
A gas hot water system is a standard hot water system that uses gas to heat the hot water. Gas hot water systems provide an economical way to heat your water, especially when compared to an electric hot water heater.
Quite simply, gas water heaters heat the water within the hot water system by burning the gas (either LPG or Natural gas, depending on the system type) in a covered burner which is at the base of the hot water system. The heater exhausts the produced heat into the dwelling space and thus provides you with hot water. A gas hot water system is available as a storage unit, or as an instantaneous unit – you can even boost your solar hot water system with gas to provide added support.
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Why choose a gas hot water system?
Gas hot water systems are becoming more and more popular for a number of reasons. When compared with electric hot water systems, there is a less environmental effect when using a gas system and you can choose the efficiency of your gas hot water heater as all come with energy star ratings. In addition to this, the cost to run a gas hot water system over time is much less expensive than the cost of running an electric system. Gas hot water systems also tend to heat water faster than an electric system and can provide you with a continuous stream of hot water 24/7, which is another reason why they are increasing in popularity.
What types of gas hot water systems are available?
Gas hot water systems are available in two main varieties; Continuous Flow (or Instantaneous) or Gas Storage Tank systems. Each option is available in varying sizes with a unit to suit any residential or commercial property.
Choosing the Best Gas Hot Water Brands
At Jim’s Plumbing we can repair, replace, supply and install top quality gas hot water heaters including models from the following recommended manufacturers:
…..AND MORE! If you have a preferred hot water system brand that is not listed here – we can order and install it for you! Additional companies (along with some of these) provide gas boosted solar systems – click the link to find out more!
Gas Continuous Flow Hot Water Systems
A gas continuous flow hot water heater is a compact unit that does not require a bulky storage tank to store and heat your water. Mainly installed externally, there are some models that can be installed internally within cupboards or under sinks which are highly suitable for small units.
A gas continuous flow hot water heater will provide you with a strong and constant stream of hot water 24/7 and are suitable to run on either LPG or natural gas (depending on the make and model). Available in varying sizes from a small 12 litre per minute flow rate up to a large 32 litre per minute flow rate there is an option to suit any residential property no matter if it is a small 1 bedroom unit or a large family home. There are also gas continuous flow hot water heaters designed to suit industrial or commercial properties – so matter your requirements there will be a continuous flow model that will adequately and efficiently meet your hot water heating demands.
A gas continuous flow hot water heater is an efficient unit as there is no storage tank continually heating your water to a set temperature, instead a gas instantaneous model automatically turns on when your hot water tap is turned on. The water is heated as it passes through a heat exchanger, providing you with instantaneous hot water as and when you require it. The unit will automatically switch off once you turn your hot water tap off.
Another amazing benefit of the gas continuous flow hot water system is the optional temperature remote controllers that are available with many makes and models these days. These temperature remote controllers allow you to pre-set your desired temperatures for different areas within your home, meaning that you can have hotter water in your kitchen and a more safe water temperature for your bathroom. This feature is not only convenient in the sense that you will only need to turn on one tap to reach your preferred water temperature setting (rather than continually fiddling with the hot and cold taps) but it is also an excellent safety feature which greatly reduces the risk of scalds and burns to young children, the elderly and the mobility impaired. For example: with mixer taps becoming more and more popular it is so easy for a young child to just flick the tap and if it has been left on the hot setting, burns from the hot water to this child can very easily occur. Should this happen and you have the temperature remote controllers installed, and your hot water is at a safe level, then the burns that this child may sustain will be greatly reduced or even eliminated. Some temperature remote controllers also have an automatic shut off level – meaning that you can run a bath, leave the room and the water will automatically turn off once it has reached your desired level.
To find out more about gas continuous flow hot water heaters, or should you need a repair, replacement or new supply and installation then call the experts from Jim’s Plumbing any time of the day or night, any day or the year. If you’d love to upgrade to a new gas continuous hot water heater then why not have it supplied and installed today with the help of our NO INTEREST EVER PAYMENT PLANS*.
Gas Storage Hot Water Systems
A gas storage hot water heater stores and heats water in a cylinder, to a set temperature, ready for when you require it. As you use hot water it is siphoned from the top of the tank, the water used is replaced by cold water and then the re-heating process begins again. Gas storage hot water systems run on mains pressure, which means that they provide the strongest flow of hot water available and there will be no lack in pressure or temperature fluctuations when running multiple taps simultaneously. Gas storage hot water heaters are available in a variety of sizes to suit a small unit, a large family home or commercial or industrial premises and can be installed externally or internally depending on the model. Gas storage hot water heaters are available with high energy efficiency ratings as well as generous manufacturer warranties.
If you require a repair or replacement of your current gas storage hot water heater, or would like to upgrade to a new gas storage hot water heater then call Jim’s Plumbing today. We have a local plumber available 24/7 who can repair, replace or install your hot water system on the same day of your booking with INTEREST FREE PAYMENT TERMS* available if required.
Choosing the Correct Hot Water System
Choosing the correct hot water system can be difficult, as there are so many options to choose from; Click on the links to find out more about these systems.
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