Valuable Tips Before Installing a Continuous Flow Hot Water System

A continuous flow hot water system is an efficient and cost-effective heating system that is increasingly becoming popular in Australia. When a tap is turned on, water travels through a heat exchanger to attain the desired temperature. The system delivers hot water efficiently and continuously to various points, such as the kitchen, bathroom, and washing area. This article offers useful insight into buying and installing a continuous flow hot water system.

Delivery Capacity and Size

If you are considering installing a continuous flow system, you should think about the size and delivery capacity, which should be informed by the hot water demand in your home. If you have a large family, you need a sizable system to deliver water to the entire household. A small continuous flow hot water system is designed for a single outlet, such as the kitchen area. Besides size, homeowners should also factor in the delivery capacity (flow rate) measured in litres per minute. A system with a high flow rate can support multiple outlets without the temperature and pressure of hot water dropping. Consult your plumber to calculate the flow rate of all the outlets in your home before choosing a suitable continuous flow hot water system.

Water Temperature Controllers

A water temperature controller regulates the temperature of water in a continuous flow hot water system. The device can be installed at different outlets, such as the kitchen and laundry area. You can preset your preferred temperature settings and volume you intend to use in a bathroom or shower to avoid wastage. Water controllers remove the stress of mixing cold and hot water to achieve the desired water temperature. Therefore, water controllers are a welcome addition to a continuous flow hot water system. Moreover, the device is a valuable safety feature when you have children in your home.

Fuel Type

The best thing about a continuous flow hot water system is the flexibility of choosing a power source. The system can be powered by either natural gas, electricity, liquified petroleum gas (LPG), and solar boosters. However, flexibility does not imply that you can interchange the fuel type as you desire because of the cost implication. Nonetheless, homeowners can choose a fuel type that is suitable to their needs after evaluating the pros and cons of each power source. You can discuss with a plumber to establish the right fuel type for your system, noting that natural gas is not available in all parts of Australia.

Contact a plumber to get help with your hot water system.