5 Of Australia's Best Hot Water System Brands
Has your hot water system given up the ghost? That's bad news - because everyone deserves a stream of reliably hot water when they need a soak or a steamy shower. But don't get down in the dumps, because the Australian hot water market is jam-packed with high innovation, technological options and great prices across leading hot water brands. And that's exactly what you need, given that heating your water accounts for a huge chunk of your ongoing energy use.
Discovering what is the best Gold Coast hot water system replacement for your household therefore shouldn't be too difficult. It's just a matter of matching your circumstances and needs to the technology that makes the most sense:
- How much hot water do you need?
- When is the bulk of the hot water used?
- What power sources are available to you?
- What's your budget?
With not much more information than that, your plumber will be able to point you towards the right type of hot water system and size, whether it's powered by gas, electricity, solar or heat pump, whether it's an instantaneous system or one with a tank, how energy efficient it is, and how much it costs.
Less easy to research, however, are the brands - because if all you do is Google it, you'll find a lot of marketing spin rather than the really useful stuff. So in this Australian hot water review, we're going to focus on the hot water system brands that are making a splash at the moment. No spin, no bull - just an honest appraisal of the best hot water system brands from your trusted local Gold Coast plumbing company. So in no particular order, here's what you need to know:
What's the best hot water system brands Australia wide?
Aussie brand? Check. The attempt to combine value with innovation? Check. Half a million Thermann systems are up and running all over the country? Check. Read the marketing, and this brand claims to be "Setting new standards" in the industry for the all-important performance versus price metric, and we can vouch for that.
Hot pick: Gas continuous flow with market-leading 6-Star energy efficiency and a 12-year warranty.
If you just want a brand that has been heating up the baths, showers and sinks of Australians for 5 decades and counting, that's Rinnai. With Japanese engineering at the heart and energy efficiency a key modern focus, you can get a South Australian or Victorian-made Rinnai system installed and enjoy the protection of one of the best warranties anywhere. Find out more in our Rinnai hot water system review.
Hot pick: Sunmaster solar range, with 3 technology options: close couple, flat plate or evacuated tube.
You know the jingle, so you know the brand is one of the most prominent. That's because the first Australian household to "install a Rheem" made right here in this country did in 1939, and people just like you can continue to rely on a brand that designs hot water systems especially for our harsh conditions. Check our Rheem hot water review to find out more!
Hot pick: Electric storage range - with more than 30 (yes, thirty!) different products to pick from in every size and range of features imaginable.
As one of the newer Australian hot water system brands, AquaMax still has 32 years of proven history to rely upon. It all happens at the Moorabbin based in Victoria, where a relatively small team has churned out 500,000 units and counting. If you want to support one of the smaller guys of the industry, check out the range. Also, you can find out more about them in our AquaMax hot water system review.
Hot pick: Stainless Steel range. AquaMax stunned the competition in 2001 with the first stainless steel gas units, and followed it up a decade later with electric stainless steel options with no need for sacrificial anodes.
You may associate the name with 135 years of German precision, but Bosch has actually been right here in Australia with a fully-owned, Victorian-based subsidiary for over a century. For the end-user, it's intuitively simple and yet state-of-the-art technology, especially if you are interested in the really modern options like heat pumps.
Hot pick: Bosch Compress Heat Pump. Like a fridge in reverse and with huge energy savings, Bosch's innovative units are some of the best on the market.
We'll help you choose the perfect hot water brand
That's five of the best Australian hot water brands - but we have a few honourable mentions including Vulcan, Dux, Everhot and Apricus (solar), all of which are solid picks in an impressive market spurring itself on with the healthy competition.
No matter which brand strikes a chord with you, rest assured that the Gold Coast's hard-working homeowners are in the most solid of hands with In Deep Plumbing's hot water experts, who have been installing every type, size and brand of great hot water units for over 20 years. No matter where you are on the Gold Coast, from Burleigh Waters to Varsity Lakes, Upper Coomera to Broadbeach Waters, give us a call today to find out more.