Mornington, Australia (PressExposure) March 09, 2011 -- If you are used to using an electric hot water and it suddenly dies out on you, you need to look for something that can easily replace this. But like many people, the logical decision to make is to buy the same model of heater again. One of the reasons why they do this is because they have been used to the product and do not want to go through another period where they have to evaluate the heating system they purchase.
But if you are thinking about getting a new heating system so you can save your money, you will be pleased to know that there are now a number of different options that are available. In addition to saving your money, you can also find a heating system that's kinder to the environment. This is why you should think about buying a new heating system instead of sticking to the one you have already been using.
If you haven't been shopping for hot water systems in the recent years, you will be surprised to know that there are now two main common fuels that are being used for such systems. These fuels are best known as gas and electricity. Depending on your necessity, you can choose to use either of the two. Here are some key points that you should be familiar with when you are deciding between these two options:
An electric hot water system can be used to heat water any time throughout the day. However, it is the expensive option. Moreover, both the gas and off-peak electric heaters have similar costs yet will still depend on the taxes that you need to pay.
As opposed to using electrical heaters, you can obtain hot water from the air and the sun. When you do this, you will be reducing the CO2 that you get from conventional electric heaters.
Instead of using electricity, why not use natural gas? This option is able to produce a significantly lesser amount of greenhouse gases like CO2. Sadly though, this option is not accessible everywhere.
You can also opt for liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in areas where you don't have access to natural gas. However, this alternative will require you to pay up to three times the amount of money you will need to pay for electricity or natural gas hot water systems.
This is why you need to be thoroughly careful when you are looking for the right type of heating system you will purchase. If you do not choose wisely, there is a huge chance you will have to pay for a higher amount of money. But make sure that you choose the option that is good for the environment too!