Hot Water

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Arrow Plumbing & Gas supplies and installs a wide range of hot water systems from New Zealand’s leading manufacturers. These days, an important consideration with hot water systems is their energy rating. Most hot water systems have an energy-rating label where the more stars means more energy efficiency. This is not a governmental requirement, nevertheless, manufacturers do tend to market their product with some responsibility. There are other considerations too. Give us a call to discuss on 0800 420 400.

The first choice you’ll need to make is whether to install a gas, electric or solar hot water system. There’s no correct answer to this debate. Instead, it will depend on your hot water needs, your location and your other priorities, such as desired running costs and environmental impact.
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Gas hot water solutions

Gas hot water systems are a great choice for energy-conscious customers. They produce less greenhouse gases than electric heaters and are often cheaper to run. Gas storage systems also have faster heat recovery times and require a smaller storage tank as gas is available 24 hours a day. While a natural gas supply is preferred, bottled LPG gas can be used. LPG has a higher running cost and requires self-monitoring to ensure that you do not run out of gas at crucial times. Natural gas and LPG installation costs are generally higher than electric hot water systems.

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Electric hot water solutions

The basic design of a hot water cylinder hasn’t really changed since the inception of using an electrical element to heat the water, however, insulation, elements and thermostats have improved dramatically. Generally, an electric cylinder can be fitted anywhere you can get a power source. Of note are new building regulations which require a drainage tray to be installed for the cylinder to sit in.

If you are not sure what is the best solution for your property, pick up the phone and speak to one of our friendly experienced staff on 0800 520 620.

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Solar hot water solutions

It is estimated that heating water accounts for well over 20% of the energy used in an average home and is mostly used in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry. It takes a lot of energy to heat water, so when you use hot water you’re paying two costs – one for the water you use and another for the energy to heat it. Installing a solar hot water solution can go a long way to reducing your ongoing costs.

There are a few types of systems out there but basically they operate by ‘topping up’ the heat stored in a hot water cylinder. During daylight hours, a solar system draws energy from the sun and passes water through a heat exchange. The more sun, the more efficient the systems are. At night, or on a very cloudy day, a heating source (gas or electric) takes up the slack to ensure your water temperature is boosted to the thermostat setting.

If you’re contemplating installing solar water heating, not only should you be looking at price, consideration is needed as to how large the system needs to be with decisions about the location of panels and cylinder, and the type of system and cylinder you want to use also.

Arrow Plumbing & Gas has the answers and can help you make an informed decision. Give us a call today.

Let us help you choose the right system to fit your requirements and budget.

If you are not sure what is the best solution for your property, pick up the phone and speak to one of our friendly experienced staff on 0800 520 620.

We are your local solution for hot water… if water or gas runs through it, we do it!

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