Electric Hot Water System
An electric hot water system is a storage tank with a heating element in them that will use electricity to heat the water up so that it’s ready for you as soon as you need it. They are a simple construction usually made from either stainless steel, vitreous enamel lined mild steel or copper tanks. The heating element is generally connected to the homes off peak tariff which will heat the water up overnight ready to be used the following day.
Some electric water heaters have an extra heating element that will boost more water if required daily. They come in sizes of 50, 80, 120, 160, 250, 315 and 400 litres.
These systems are generally the cheapest option to install, easy and hassle-free to run they have been a popular option for households in Gippsland for many years.
Of recent due to the rise in electricity prices these types of water heaters are expensive to run, which counters the low cost of installation. They consume a lot of electricity for the amount of hot water produced which also leaves a significant carbon footprint on the environment. Some solar power inverters now have technology that can redirect excess solar power to an electric water heater. Such as the Solaredge Immersion Control Heater which is available from SolarWorld Industries on 5176-0109. This helps with the running cost and effectively transforms an electric hot water service into a solar water heater via the solar power system.