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How Do Electric Hot Water Systems Work?

If you’re in the market for a new electric hot water system but need to know more about how they work before you buy one, you’ve come to the right place.

Hot water systems, regardless of whether you buy an electric, solar or gas unit, are considered to be one of the pricier things you’ll purchase for your home. As such, it’s important to make an informed decision.

In this article, we’ll discuss the types of electric hot water systems, how they work, who can install an electric hot water system and where to go for assistance in choosing the right electric hot water system for your home.

Types of Electric Hot Water Systems

There are two main types of electric hot water systems:

  • Storage
  • Instant

Both of these hot water systems operate in different ways. Here we will discuss both.

How Electric Hot Water Systems Work

Storage hot water systems work by storing cold water in their tanks. From these tanks, the water heats and rises to the surface to flow through pipes when it reaches the correct temperature.

Instant hot water systems, on the other hand, have a continuous flow. They heat the water as needed, rather than storing the water ready for your use.

Both types of hot water systems need consistent, regular access to electricity in order to remain functional.

Who Can Install Electric Hot Water Systems?

We recommend having a professional plumber (such as those we have at RPG Plumbing) install, inspect and maintain your electric hot water system.


Where to Go For Assistance Choosing Your Electric Hot Water System

Choosing the right electric hot water system – or any type of hot water system for that matter – can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

RPG Plumbing’s experienced team of professionals can assist you in choosing the right hot water system for your needs, the brands you can choose from and all installation requirements.

Discover more about how electric hot water systems can work for you by contacting our experienced professionals today.

How Do Electric Hot Water Systems Work?