How to Choose a Hot Water System

Is it time for a new hot water system?

In this article, we’ll discuss what to consider when buying a new hot water system and how the team at Builders Discount Warehouse can help.

What to Consider When Buying a Hot Water System

There are several things you need to consider when choosing a new hot water system. In this section, we’ll break down some of the most important:

Gas Versus Electric

Of course, one of the first things you have to consider when buying a new hot water system is whether you want gas or electric. If all your other appliances in the house run via your gas line, your preference may be for a gas hot water system.

But there are also a number of benefits to buying an electric hot water system. It all depends on your wants and needs.

People in Your Household

You might not think so, but when choosing the right hot water system for your household, it is important to take into account the amount of people living there.

The last thing you want is to have a family of five trying to get ready in the morning, with the hot water running cold after the third or fourth shower.


How big do you want your hot water unit to be? In addition to the amount of people in your family, and how you use your water, this is something you have to keep in mind.

Water Usage

How you use your water is something that comes into play. If you are constantly washing dishes, having showers and so on, this will no doubt influence the size of the unit you need, which will determine price, availability and more.

You will also need to consider the times of the day you often use the most water.

Installation & Budget

Installation is something that you need to consider (especially if how much you can spend is restricted by a tight budget). Remember, only licensed plumbers and gasfitters can install hot water systems and it’s not something we would ever recommend you do yourself.

Energy Efficiency

Many homeowners are looking for ways to be more sustainable and a simple way to do this is to choose an energy efficient hot water system.

How Builders Discount Warehouse Can Help

Need help choosing the right hot water system?

At Builders Discount Warehouse, we have a variety of hot water systems you might like to include in your own home. Our qualified, experienced team members are some of the best in the business and can help make your renovation as smooth as possible.

Discover our full range of hot water systems – and which one is right for you – by getting in touch with the team at Builders Discount Warehouse.