How to Reduce Your Hot Water Costs

hot water Bunbury

Water heating is a significant consumer of energy in Australia and many people do not realise that it accounts for the second largest segment of household energy use, following space heating and cooling. Warm water is commonly used for baths and showers, to wash clothes and clean dishes, and other items in the kitchen. Thankfully, there are many ways to reduce your hot water bill including:

 

Making small changes to your daily habits

You can save money by reducing how much hot water you use, this can include taking shorter or fewer showers, installing water-efficient appliances, showerheads and taps, and using eco or cold-water settings on appliances when you need to use them.

 

Repairing your hot system or installing a brand new one

Hot water systems are typically expected to last around 8 – 10 years, but if yours has started to leak or is showing signs of corrosion (a metallic smell or strange brown or reddish coloured water), you should call an experienced and qualified plumber and gasfitter for an inspection as soon as possible. You likely need hot water repairs or a full system replacement. At first, you might think nothing of a leak from your system, but even a small leak can waste thousands of litres of water each year.

There are now many new and highly efficient hot water systems available on the market that can help you to reduce costs. In Australia, minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) are a requirement for electric and gas storage water heaters as well as gas instantaneous water heaters, however, they are not a requirement for solar, heat pump or electric instantaneous water heaters.

When selecting a new hot water system keep in mind your local climate, household size and availability of space and energy sources.

 

How we can help

Plumbers & Gasfitters Bunbury are the experts when it comes to conducting hot water repairs and replacements. We are experienced with all kinds of water systems including solar, electric, heat pump, instant and continuous and are highly qualified professionals. We service Bunbury and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with us today on 1800 158 886 to make an appointment with us or to learn more about how we can assist you!

I would recommend Luke and his team for all your plumbing needs. Prompt, polite and professional 5 stars! Very pleased with their service.
Karen C.
Karen C.
04:43 30 Jan 20
A massive thanks to Luke and his team. They are always available to help, find the issue and fix the problem. They turn up when they say they are going to which is an added bonus. Nothing to big or small. 5 stars from me ?????
Kelli P.
Kelli P.
00:12 15 Jan 20
Spoke to the owner Luke in the morning about a leak in the roof space. He sent one of his workers around the same day to repair and install a new copper line and garden tap. Jeremy was polite and did a professional job. Thanks guys.
Tim S.
Tim S.
03:06 13 Jan 20
Luke was totally brilliant. He attended my property on the same day that I called and rectified the fault very quickly and professionally. I highly recommend his services.
Sue W.
Sue W.
09:43 25 Nov 19
Fast and friendly service.
Coenraad Adolf E.
Coenraad Adolf E.
00:28 04 Oct 19
A massive thanks to Luke and his team. They are always available to help, find the issue and fix the problem. They turn up when they say they are going to which is an added bonus. Nothing to big or small. 5 stars from me ?????
Kelli P.
Kelli P.
03:15 15 Sep 19
Luke was excellent....his response was very quick and he did a good job with the problem with my hot water unit...what I liked the most was his quick response and above all his honesty
Bernie L.
Bernie L.
10:07 21 Jun 19
Luke was excellent....his response was very quick and he did a good job with the problem with my hot water unit...what I liked the most was his quick response and above all his honesty
Bernie L.
Bernie L.
10:07 21 Jun 19
Top quality work and friendly service
Amy C.
Amy C.
11:22 13 Dec 18
They did an awesome job and very friendly staff too!
Teagan D.
Teagan D.
07:53 12 Dec 18
5 stars from me, recently had theses guys out to fix my blocked toilet came out at midnight too. Would recommend them to anybody ??
Gareth K.
Gareth K.
05:53 12 Dec 18
Had these guys out for a reno job, Luke knows his stuff no doubt, explained everything to me and the quality of the work is second to none. Just great.
John S.
John S.
01:36 12 Dec 18
Top service and very knowledgeable tradesman. Quality work! Excellent service too
Mike C.
Mike C.
01:35 12 Dec 18
js_loader
© 2022 Plumbers and Gasfitters Bunbury. All Rights Reserved. Digital Marketing by Searchsmart