Hot Water Installation: Choosing The Right Heating System

by | Sep 15, 2020

Day in and day out, homes and businesses use different water heating systems and appliances to make their lives more convenient and comfortable. Most will agree, your hot water system is one of the most important household items. In fact, unlike your air conditioning or heating system, the water heater does not have an off-season – it’s relied on year-round.

When looking at different types of hot water installations in Sydney, it’s essential to consider your home’s needs, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. No matter which hot water system you choose, Wild Water Plumbing will handle all your system’s installation and repair needs.

To help you get started, here is an outline to help guide you to the type of hot water system best for your home or business needs.

Electric Hot Water Systems

The life expectancy of an electric hot water system is approximately 12 years.


  • The buying cost of the system is lower.
  • Your PV solar system can run your standard electric hot water system.


  • The running costs.
  • No power, no hot water.
  • These have a far slower recovery rate making it less suitable for large families.

Solar Hot Water Systems

Solar hot water systems are expected to last well over ten years, depending on how it’s used, where it’s installed and how often it’s serviced.


  • Installing solar panels can increase the value of your property.
  • Installing these hot water systems attracts generous government rebates in most of Australia.
  • Thermal panels are efficient, with approximately 80% converted into heat energy.
  • The more cost-effective option.
  • Save on your electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint.


  • What you spend buying and installing a solar system might mean waiting a few years to recover the initial investment funds.
  • The initial outlay for the solar panels.

Gas Hot Water Systems

These systems, when serviced regularly, are expected to last approximately 15 years.


  • Immediate access to hot water.
  • Hot water – even during power outages.
  • More cost-effective than electric systems.
  • If your property has an existing gas line, this system will likely be a much cheaper system to maintain and use.


  • The initial purchase of a gas water heater is typically slightly more expensive.

If you need help making the right choice, we’re happy to help! Get in touch with Wild Water Plumbing today.

Our expert teams have the expertise to install a solar, gas or electric hot water heater in your home or business with minimal delay, ensuring you don’t breach your warranty conditions.