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Choosing between a Continuous flow Hot water system or a Hot Storage Water system can be confusing. In this article, we will be exploring what is a continuous flow and a Storage Hot Water system, dissect the main differences of the two popular systems and its advantages. If you are still unsure which  product is the right one for you, our team has over 45 years of experience in the industry and can help you find the exact item that you're looking for. 

Continuous Flow Hot Water System

A continuous flow hot water system is a wall mounted unit that heats the water as you use it. For example, the unit provides continuous water flow until the shower or the tap being used is turned off. Since, no water is stored, there is no heat loss from a tank or any need to keep a body of water at a consistent temperature. The continuous flow hot water system is usually mounted on a balcony for apartments and is usually best placed as close as possible to the appliance or faucets it will supply for your home.

The Rinnai B26 Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water System LPG and Rinnai B26 Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water System Natural Gas will not dominate the exterior of your home because they are small in size and aesthetically appealing as well. The difference between the 2 products is one is Natural gas (a type of methane), while LPG is a propane or butane. The biggest difference between LPG vs natural gas is that they are different gases, as LPG is propane (C3H8) vs natural gas, which is is methane (CH4). LPG-propane is not natural gas.

There are a couple of advantages with purchasing a continuous flow hot water system. The main advantage of a Continuous flow Hot water system is the savings on your annual energy bill. Additionally, Instantaneous hot water system are expected to last up to 20 years. This is double the lifespan of the storage tanks, thus making their higher price reasonable.

Most continuous flow hot water heaters come with temperature remote controllers. This is especially helpful for dwellings with young children as the remote controller allows you to set the desired hot water temperature. The Rinnai Infinity 26 Touch Continuous Flow Hot Water System comes with a wireless temperature controller which eliminates the hustle of switching between the hot and cold water taps.

Continuous flow Hot water systems are sized according to the number of hot water outlets in the home, rather than the number of people. Larger systems can supply whole households while some smaller systems are designed to heat water for a single outlet. The flow rate (litres per minute), is another factor you may need to consider when shopping for a Continuous flow Hot water system. The higher the flow rating (litres per minute), the more outlets the system can reliably support at once. For example the Rinnai INFINITY 32 Continuous Flow Hot Water System is designed for larger homes featuring a variable flow rate of up to 37 litres per minute, whereas the Rinnai B26 Continuous Flow Hot Water System is designed for smaller homes.

Many households that use a continuous Flow Hot water system are Rinnai, the global leader of the world’s most advanced Hot Water Systems. Rinnai is backed with almost one century of expertise making Rinnai known for understanding the needs of a reliable Hot Water System in both domestic and a commercial environment.

Storage Hot water Systems

Storage hot water heaters are sized according to household size. The more people, the larger your storage tank will need to be. A storage heater that is too small will continually run out of hot water, while one that is too large will be more expensive to run because it will maintain the water temperature even when it's not being used. Also, a large Storage Hot water System that is designed for the largest Australian families will come at an unnecessary cost if you living in a 1 bedroom apartment for 1 or 2 people.

An Electric Storage Water Heater (ESWH) consists of an insulated storage tank, usually cylindrical, where hot water is kept ready to be used. The Rheem electric Storage Hot water Systems come in a variety of sizes to suit your hot water demands and family size. Rheem is reputable for selling electric storage Hot water System. The organisation was established in Australia in 1937 and has always maintained a steady flow of innovation. Designed in Australia for the harshest Australian conditions, Rheem produces a range of specialist Water Systems for all temperature extremes from freezing to the hottest climate zones.

A small Electric Storage Water Heater, usually 25 to 125 litres can only be run on the peak (or general) electricity tariff. This means they can have high energy costs. These systems are often located inside in a cupboard and is perfect for tight spots where there's low demand for hot water such as kitchens, offices, canteens and apartments. Due to the small storage capacity of the Rheem 47L Compact Electric Storage Water Heater, it’s important that the unit is sized to suit the number of people in your home and how you use hot water. If you are not sure then call us now on (02) 9569 5555 or if it's after hours, simply send us a message below and we'll call you when we are open and we'll help you choose.

An Electric Storage Water Heater heats water the same way an electric kettle heats water, but, unlike the kettle, an ESWHs keeps the water hot. A large Rheem electric Storage Hot water Systems system can be run on the cheaper off-peak electricity tariff such as the Rheem 400L Electric Twin Storage Water Heater. The electric element is powered overnight (typically from 11 pm to 7am) so that you have plenty of hot water in the morning. With a large Rheem electric Storage Hot water System the cylinder is often outside, but can also be inside if there’s enough room like a laundry.

The main advantage of an Electric storage Hot water System is the price. A significant amount of money can be saved by picking the right Storage Hot water System primarily based on the number people in your home and your hot water demands. The smaller the storage Hot water System the cheaper it may be, while the larger the storage Hot water System the more expensive it may be. Finally, these systems offer an easy upgrade or replacement if you already have an old storage electric system.

To bring things together

The Continuous Flow water Systems and Storage Hot water Systems have the same purpose of providing clear and clean Hot water for your kitchen, Bathroom, laundry and more.  

The Continuous Flow water Systems is considered more economical in terms of your annual energy bill and is environmentally friendly due to the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted each year. The Electric Storage Hot water Systems are known for being placed in tight spots and can save you money on your initial outlay because you can buy a system based on the size of your home. 

When you invest in one of our competitively priced and top-of-the-range heating systems, not only will you be working with stylish functionality, but great performance too, which can lead to a remarkable reduction in energy bills. Finally, you may need to consider your economical and environmental goals when browsing for the right hot water product. One product could resonate with you more than another due to the price, while another product may be aligned with your environmental values.  

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