In the market for a new hot water system? Looking to replace your existing hot water system? Hot water systems are available in many different capacities. Some criteria may be obvious, but here is a helpful list of factors to consider when choosing the right hot water system for you.

  • Number of people/bathrooms
    • How many bathroom or people will be using the hot water at once?
  • Age
    • How many adults, how many children?
      • Keep in mind teenagers have high hot water usage. Young children have low hot water usage.
    • Appliances using hot water at the same time
      • Dishwasher and washing machine; A mains pressure hot water system is able to maintain pressure when multiple taps are being used simultaneously
    • Baths
      • Will a large amount of hot water be needed to fill a bathtub or spa-bath
    • Climate where you live
    • Type of fuel available
      • What type of fuel do you have at your house? Natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, or both?
    • Space
      • Do you have room for the unit inside the house, outside, or only a small compact space that would fit an under bench hot water system
    • Budget
    • Looking at environmentally friendly options?
      • Solar hot water systems and heat pumps utilize the sun to produce hot water