Did you know that on average, a quarter of your electricity bill is spent on hot water! That is no small percentage. After temperature control, water heating uses the most energy in the household. That’s why having an energy efficient, fully functioning hot water system is vital.
Another hot water fact: More than half of all hot water use is in the bathroom, followed by a third in the laundry and the balance in the kitchen.
Ikon Electrical Can Help
Choosing the right hot water system is an important decision as it can save you loads of money on power. Ikon Electrical have many years of experience in installing and repairing hot water systems. We are on call to discuss your hot water needs and give you a range of options to suit your household hot water requirements and help you save on energy costs.
Tips for Choosing a Hot Water System
In a nutshell, there are two basic types of hot water systems. Storage water heaters have an insulated tank that stores the hot water once it is heated. Instantaneous flow systems heat the water as it is required and do not store water.
When Ikon Electrical helps clients choose the best hot water system for them, these are the points we discuss –
- Size: How much hot water does your family need? How big is your family? How often do you wash? Do you have lots of visitors staying over?
- Time of Day: What times of the day do you need hot water? This will determine if off-peak rates will suit you.
- How big is your house? How many bathrooms do you have? How far does the hot water have to travel?
How to Save on Hot Water Bills
It is important that your hot water system is working correctly and also that you have no leaks in your pipes. If your hot water use is higher than normal it is a good idea to have these things checked. Ikon Electrical carries out hot water repairs on the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas, so give us a call if you have any concerns.
You could also consider installing a low flower shower head, and reducing showers to a maximum of four minutes. Shower timers are available for this purpose. Another way to save on hot water is to use cold water for washing.
Ikon Electrical hopes this information has been helpful. Please feel free to contact us for any further information on hot water repairs or installation