How can I tell what type of hot water system I currently have?

How can I tell what type of hot water system I currently have?

Remove the access panel on the side of the water heater and look inside for a blue flame. This is called a pilot light and indicates the presence of natural gas. If you see a pilot light, you have a gas water heater. There will also be an air vent for waste gas. Electrical water heaters do not have pilot lights or air vents. 
A large tank indicates a storage system and a box on the wall indicates an instantaneous type of hot water system.  

    • Related Articles

    • Hot Water Rebates - NSW

      Overview The NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) provides financial incentives for households and businesses to become energy efficient by cutting electricity and gas use. It does this by making it cheaper to install, improve or replace energy savings ...
    • Hot water heat pump suggestions

      Both Reclaim and the Sanden models are solid models with longer warranties and great reviews. They use a natural refrigerant (R744 - CO2, GWP < 5)) and are the most silent models, with 37dB. They also both have a high Coefficient of Performance, ...
    • Hot Water Rebates - Randwick NSW

      Overview As part of the Randwick City Council program, properties in Randwick can receive up to a maximum of $2,000/year in rebates for purchasing rooftop solar, rainwater tanks, pool pumps, insulation, or one or more of the other current rebate ...
    • Hot Water Rebates in SA

      Overview The Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme, REPS (previously REES) provides a discount for energy saving activities including installing HWHP systems and solar electric and solar gas hot water systems. This legislation is due to expire ...
    • No Interest Loan for Hot Water Systems - WA

      Overview The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) offers individuals and families on low incomes access to safe, fair and affordable loans for purchasing appliances and some other essential household expenses.  WA NILS provides families and individuals on ...