There’s a range of hot water systems to choose when you’re looking for water heating options in Toowoomba. Available in many different sizes and brands, there’s a gas, electric or solar unit to suit your needs. Electric systems are usually very affordable, but these types of heating tanks are generally more expensive to run. Systems that use off-peak electricity are more economical. An average family of 4 requires a storage tank of around 125-160 litres. Regulations aimed to decrease electricity use have eliminated electric hot water as an option for many homes. There are instantaneous gas systems available which only heat the water you need, as you need it, as well as gas heaters with storage tanks. Natural gas is very affordable and a great idea if
you have a connection for it. Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) bottles are an alternative to natural gas when connections are unavailable, but they’re not as economical as you’ll pay a lot more in running costs. A 4-person household requires a tank of around 135-170 litres. Government rebates can help offset the purchase and installation of a solar hot water system. Consisting of solar panels and a storage tank, this type of water heater will pay for itself over time. A 4-person household requires around two solar panels and a 360-litre tank to store hot water for use on cloudy days. If you’re looking for a new hot water system in the Toowoomba region, browse through our recommendations for a selection of local businesses to choose from.