Mastering The Myriad Of Hot Water Systems Available

Mastering The Myriad Of Hot Water Systems Available

Nothing beats the feeling of finally being able to go home after a long day of work. As soon as you take that first step through your home’s entrance, the first thing that runs in your head is how you’re going to make the most of your “me time” tonight.

First, you’re going to take off every annoying thing you have on you — your tie, your blazer, your heels, your mind that still has lingering thoughts of what you have left to do at the office.

Then, you’re going to whip up a quick supper. Nothing too fancy; just a quick wine and dine that requires almost zero effort to prepare. Once you’ve had your fill and your body slowly starts to relax, you begin thinking about the perfect way to cap the night.

A warm dip with your favourite bath bomb sounds absolutely tempting. A steamy shower comes a close second. Oh well, why not do both?

As the first drops of water trickle down your face, it dawns on you: The water is ice cold! Apparently, you don’t have a hot water system at home. Reality slaps.

The thing is this doesn’t have to be the case at all. A lot of people think that having a hot water system installed is a luxury; something you can sparingly enjoy whenever you’re staying overnight at a nice, classy hotel or maybe an upper middle-class Airbnb. That certainly doesn’t have to be the case though.

Especially since there are a myriad of hot water systems available that can meet the needs and the budget of many households in Adelaide.

Today, we’ve made it our mission to help you choose the very best one for your home.

Hot Water Systems in Adelaide: Making the Right Choice for Your Home


While Adelaide rarely experiences extremely cold temperatures thanks to its Mediterranean climate, it can still get pretty chilly during the winter months with temperatures dropping to single-digit numbers (in Celsius). This is why it is imperative for modern homes to install a hot water system to get them through the colder season.

Weather aside, having access to hot water has a lot of other advantages — including physical and mental benefits. Hot water baths have been proven to help reduce stress by lowering cortisol levels in the bloodstream. It also helps improve blood circulation, leading to plumper and healthier skin. Also, warm baths and showers are known to help relieve joint and muscle pains, as well as improve symptoms of insomnia as it facilitates better sleep (read more).

If you really think about it, instead of a luxury or an additional expense, installing a hot water system is more of an investment — for your physical, mental, and psychological well-being.

Below, we list several types of hot water systems as well as their respective price ranges so you can explore your options and find the perfect fit for your home.


First up, we have the gas type system. This type of installation uses gas (natural or LPG) as its fuel to heat up water. If speed is a priority for you and you want hot water faster whenever you need it, then a gas-type system might be for you. According to hot water experts, gas-types are found to heat water up to two times faster than electric water systems. It’s preferable if you have a bigger household and most of your family loves taking hot baths or showers.

Cost-wise, gas type systems are more expensive upfront compared to the cheapest alternative we’ll mention below but it’s more cost-effective in the long run.

Price Range: AUD 700 to AUD 1600 (depending on size)


The other option, if gas isn’t easily accessible for you, is electrical systems. As the name suggests, it uses electrical power to generate heat making the water hot as needed. Most households in Adelaide use electrical-type systems due to convenience. It’s “plug and go” so it’s easy to install — not to mention, it’s by far the cheapest out of all the options available in the market so it’s easier to acquire.

The only drawback is that while it is a cheaper buy upfront, it does cost more in the long-run — especially when you live in areas where energy costs are higher. Plus, if the power ever goes out for some reason, that means no hot water for you.

Price Range: AUD 600 to AUD 1200 (depending on size)


Lastly, we have the eco-friendly option: solar powered systems. This is a type of water heater that uses harvested energy from the sun and transforms it into heat through the help of solar panels.

As with any other solar device, the cost to install a solar powered setup is higher upfront as you would need to buy several components that are considerably more expensive. However, if you look at the purchase as more of a long-term investment, then a solar powered system is the most cost-effective choice. Because it is solar, your source of power is forever renewable without fluctuating costs every month regardless of how seldom or how frequently you use your hot water system. Also, given how Adelaide’s weather is generally clear, you’d have a good supply of sun all year round.

Price Range: AUD 3000 to AUD 7000 (depending on size)

Please note that the price ranges mentioned covers the cost of the actual machine and is not inclusive of other fees such as installation and maintenance. For more tips on how to choose the best hot water system to install in your home, read this:

Maintaining and Upgrading Hot Water Systems in Adelaide

I know this article has probably piqued your interest in hot water systems and you’re very excited to get one installed in your home asap. However, before you make that purchase, you first need to understand what it means to be a responsible hot water system owner in Adelaide — primarily for the sake of your personal finances.

First thing you need to be aware of is ongoing maintenance. Installing a hot water system is not a “one-time fee and never pay forever” type of thing. You need to make sure that your setup is checked regularly to keep it in good running condition. If you think about it, this cost is minimal compared to how much you would need to pay if your installation broke down and you have to purchase replacement parts or replace the whole thing entirely.

Next thing you have to know about is upgrades. Much like any other modern-day tech, hot water systems can be upgraded to newer and better versions too. Even if you start with a humbler and simpler setup now, you can eventually upgrade to a system that better aligns with what you want.