Hot water accounts for around 16 per cent of the average Victorian household's energy costs. Most of the hot water is used in the bathroom, followed by the laundry and the kitchen.
There are a range of energy efficient hot water heaters to choose from, depending on your fuel source, household size, budget and preference for instantaneous or storage systems. Choose the right hot water system for your needs and use it wisely, and you can save energy and lower your hot water costs.
Regardless of the type of hot water system you use, there are simple ways you can reduce your hot water costs. An energy efficient water heater is:
Energy efficient water heaters can reduce household energy bills significantly. The table below shows the estimated average annual savings from replacing an existing water heater with a high efficiency water heater.
|Gas instantaneous||High efficiency gas instantaneous||$46|
|Gas boosted solar||$120|
|Gas storage||High efficiency gas||$60|
|Gas boosted solar water heater||$190|
|Electric storage||High efficiency gas instantaneous||$356|
|Gas boosted solar water heater||$510|
Energy efficient appliances will save you money. The Smarter Choice retail program will help you make better choices when buying new appliances, hardware and lighting.
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