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In order to find the perfect hot water heater for you, there are many things you need to consider.

A hot shower is one of the best things in life. Not having hot water is quite the opposite. If this happens, a quick and easy fix would be to get a like-for-like replacement – it will have you back in hot water in no time. As with any purchase, there is always that one other option that feels like a better fit.

If you’ve had your water heater for over 10 years or are noticing any signs of aging, it might be time to consider investing in a new system. Preparing for winter is important because you’ll need hot water the most when it’s cold outside.

But if you do not take any precautions, your plumber can recommend the best system for your situation. You can learn about the different benefits of water heaters from many resources, such as:

  • How many people live in your home?

  • For an average person, the typical time for showering is around 12 minutes total. On average, this means 5-6 showers per week.

  • Are you planning to grow your family

  • Do you use hot water in the laundry

  • Would you like to save on electricity bills

Which Hot Water System is Best?

In this article, we’ll guide you on what type of water heater you should use based on your different needs.


Which water heater is best for you? An electric storage water heater is an option

Electric storage water heaters are a time-tested and inexpensive solution to your hot water needs, delivering the reliability you need without draining your bank account.

They work indoors and outdoors depending on your preferences and are powered by electricity, which helps heat and stores water in the tank. The device usually has a built-in thermostat for controlling the usage of the heating unit.

Why electric storage?

Great if you are looking at saving money upfront

  • There are a wide range of different sizes including 25l to 400l; typically, for homes between one and nine people

  • Bigger models have a higher energy usage but are best suited for off-peak or overnight tariffs

  • Mains pressure which ensures full pressure to multiple taps at the same time.

When it comes to the electric water heater, connecting your system to an off-peak tariff can save you a lot on your bills. This is because the heaters will use less power at night or other low-demand times. This helps larger models to be more efficient and effective for use at peak times throughout the day.

For more information on electric hot water options, contact your local Mandurah Plumber today

Heat Pump

What is a Head Pump and Why should I use one?

If you’re thinking about upgrading your electric water heater, a heat pump could help you save up to 64-71% on your energy consumption. A heat pump is a smart and efficient way to heat water. It takes advantage of the surrounding air to heat your food, which saves both time and money.

Heat pumps are like an air conditioner in reverse. They work around the clock by absorbing heat from the air. This heats up water that circulates in the pipes. Heat pumps provide a lower-cost water-heating option for reducing costs and cutting carbon emissions which is great.

Heat Pump

A heat pump is?

  • A natural replacement for an existing electric water heater. It’s easy to use, which is a refreshing change because it often uses the same electrical connector and can be installed in the same place.

  • If you have a south-facing roof it may not be suitable for a solar hot water system. A Heat Pump is a renewable energy option that can be used in these circumstances,

  • Our systems have a backup heating element to ensure that you always have hot water. Especially during those cold winter months, when you need it most

Solar Hot Water

Solar water heaters are also an energy-efficient option for water heating. Solar hot water systems are a cost-effective way to significantly cut down on the amount of electricity you use to heat water. When you consider how much water heating typically makes up per home’s energy use (typically around 25-30%), turning to solar power can make a big difference in reducing your overall energy consumption.

Why install solar hot water?

  • Want to lower your bills? Consider installing a solar water heater in place of an electric one that uses a lot of energy.

  • You may be eligible for rebates from your state or federal government. You will need to check these details locally to find out more. They may assist with the upfront costs.

  • Stop wasting time thinking about trying to make a difference; you are making a difference by taking action. You can save up to 1.7-2.6 tonnes of carbon emissions this year by installing a Solar Hot Water System.

  • A Solar Hot Water System is perfect for households with one to seven people.


Gas Hot Water Heaters come in two styles: storage and continuous flow. Both are excellent options for heating water.

Storing hot water in a tank and releasing it instantly when required is possible thanks to gas storage. It stores plenty of hot water for you to use whenever you desire. It’s inexpensive, doesn’t use any electricity, is never running out of supply, and is an alternative to a traditional central heating system.

Why gas hot water storage?

  • It uses mains pressure, which is ideal for running multiple taps running at a time

  • We have a range of different sizes to suit all households for one to six people

  • Do you use a lot of hot water? Gas hot water heaters are fast recovery models and can deliver around 36L in the first hour to ensure you have hot water when you need it.

Which Hot Water System is Best - Gas HWS

Continuous Hot Water System

Gas Continuous Flow, which is also known as ‘instantaneous’, is a little different. For good hot water all day, it requires a gas connection, an electrical connection and you need to be within reach of a power outlet. Rather than store the hot water in tanks, it heats the water as and when you need it.

Why gas continuous flow?


  • Reliable hot water when you need it and as long as you need it

  • A range of sizes to suit every family or home, including – 12L, 16L, 20L, 26L or 27L

  • Space-saving and great if you do not want your water heater to take up space

  • Testing for the perfect bath water temperature is made easy by the use of Apps to set your ideal bath temperature and volume right in the palm of your hand


Prince Plumbing has an extensive range of hot water systems available for installation. Solar Hot Water Systems, Gas or Electric storage. Continuous flow or Heat Pump, a wide selection to choose from. We have energy-efficient and stainless steel models with lots of capacity to suit your budget and household needs.

For more information on which water heater is right for you, contact Dustin from Prince Plumbing today.