What settings should my hot water be set to?
Set Your Hot Water Thermostat to 60C for Storage - Keeping your stored hot water at at this temperature will use less energy than hotter temperatures which can also burn you quicker. Just remember that to protect your hot water from Legionella, never lower the temperature below 60 degrees.
Set your hot water thermostat to 50C on Instantaneous system
Solar hot water or heat pump?
Both heat pumps and solar hot water systems have low running costs. But if you’re looking for a hot water system, we recommend installing a heat pump for a number of reasons: Better use of your roof space - Solar hot water systems use up valuable ...
Other ways of saving hot water?
1. Take Showers Instead of Baths - An 8-10 minute shower uses 75-150 litres less than the average bath. 2. Upgrade to a Water-Efficient Showerhead - On average, showering and bathing account for 60% of a household’s water bill. So, upgrading to a ...
What's the most efficient hot water system?
Choose a high-efficiency hot water heat pump or solar hot water model. It will provide the same heating with at least 60% less energy — possibly more. For running costs see also ...
Does the hot water run out quickly?
It’s unlikely that you’ll find yourself without hot water. Still, to be on the safe side, choose a unit that has a fast rate of recovery. If members of your family enjoy taking long, leisurely hot showers daily, it will quickly reheat the water in ...
Are STCs available for hot water systems?
• Yes. Since the process concentrates existing heat instead of having to create more, heat pumps reduce annual hot water energy requirements by 50-80% compared to electric-resistive home systems. • Thus, they are considered renewable systems and are ...