If you want hot water, you don’t just want it hot – you want it fast. Whether it’s for a shower or a bath, the dishes in the sink or even for commercial use, a hot water system has very little use if it doesn’t deliver piping hot water to you in an instant.
That’s where Australian Hot Water comes in. We’ve got a number of instant hot water options to suit every household, regardless of your budget, location or hot water needs. An instantaneous hot water system supplied by Australian Hot Water will last a long time and supply your whole household with hot water all year round.
An instant hot water system saves you time, money on running costs and space – not to mention greenhouse gas emissions. An energy efficient hot water system can heat water at a low cost and ensure your pipes are hot water ready at any hour.
We’ve also got both gas and electric continuous hot water systems available, meaning we’ll get you your water hot and fast – no matter what your preferred energy source is.
Instant hot water
Instant hot water systems – otherwise known as continuous flow systems or instantaneous hot water systems – are defined as hot water water systems which do not rely on a hot water tank or other storage device to produce hot water from a hot water tap.
Rather than heating up water and keeping it warm while it waits to be used, an instant hot water system turns cold water into hot water immediately as it’s needed. It does this with the use of a heating element. The element produces heated water from cold water as cold water is run over the element. Gas instant water heaters work in a similar way but using a burner flame instead of an element inside a heat exchanger of the compact water heater. This burner flame also raises the cold water inlet temperature to the required outlet hot water degree until the hot tap is turned off. A continuous flow system only heating water when it’s needed operates more efficiently than storage hot water systems that are continually heating water. In the latter case, the unit is dependent on high gas or electricity use to heat water.
This means lower electricity costs as you don’t need to consistently heat up a large tank of hot water. It also means you’ll have more space around the house – a must in today’s space-conscious living environments. Finally, heat loss is reduced when you employ a continuous flow hot water system.
What types of systems are available?
Modern instant hot water systems run on either natural gas or electricity, while there are also electronic ignition models which are primarily gas but require a 240 volt power supply to ignite the gas burner.
Rinnai have had more than a decade in the Australian instant hot water market, making one of the more well known models like the Infinity, which is known for its energy efficient operation: it conserves water and energy while in use.
The Bosch mechanical instant hot water systems including the HydroPower and the Pilot Ignition run completely on gas, meaning they will keep the water hot even when there’s no electricity available .
Stiebel Eltron’s single or three-phase instantaneous water heaters are fully electric. They don’t need a ventilated area and are easily installed, so they’re perfect for any house or apartment. They’re also known for their energy efficiency and silent operation.
Don’t know which one is right for you? Simply contact Australian Hot Water and tells us about your hot water needs – we’ll recommend the right hot water system for you. We’ve got all the best brands and we’re there for you around the clock if you need maintenance.
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Australian Hot Water provide a full service including supply, installation, service, repair and disposal of most household and commercial hot water systems. Contact us today for independent and expert advice on the right hot water system for you and your household, or buy online now.