Choosing the right hot water system for your family

Confused about which hot water system is right for you? 
We're here to help!

Hot water systems are constantly improving to become more efficient and cost effective. This is good for the environment and for your wallet. But with so many options available, we understand that it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. Every family and home is different, so you need to make sure you choose carefully when deciding what size hot water system to install.

Hot water heater sizes start at 25 litres and go up to around 400 litres. It’s not simply a case of saying X number litres per family member (although we wish it were that easy!). There are a number of different important factors that will impact what size hot water system is best for your household. So, check out our comprehensive guides to help you decide what size hot water heater is right for  your family.

How do I make the final decision?

When making your final choice regarding your new hot water system, you should take the time to consider your family’s current water usage habits and lifestyle. We recommend analysing your family's water usage over a large enough period to get accurate data – for example 2 weeks of regular living.

You can note how many showers are taken in which periods of the day, as well as how long these showers generally last. Document any times that the hot water runs out and correlate this with the number of showers and shower lengths.

When you gather this data, check the type of shower heads you are using, the size of your current tank, as well as the average cost of your energy bill over a this period.

With this information at hand, you should be able to come to an informed decision about what size hot water system is best going to suit the needs of you and your family and save you money in terms of efficiency.