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Electric storage hot water systems are a reliable and energy-efficient solution for your hot water needs. These systems work by heating water in an insulated tank (usually cylindrical) and storing it until it is needed. With a range of sizes available, electric storage hot water systems are suitable for households of all sizes and can provide hot water on demand. They are also environmentally friendly, as they produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to other hot water systems.

At Proud Plumbing & Gas, we offer a range of high-quality electric storage hot water systems from trusted brands and our licensed plumbers and gas fitters can install and maintain your system to ensure it operates at its best.

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How Does A Electric Storage Hot Water System Work?

An electric storage hot water system operates by directing cold water into a storage tank that contains one or two heating elements. The elements warm the water, causing it to rise to the top of the tank and flow to the desired hot tap when required. As the heating process occurs within the tank, there is no need for a flue, unlike with a gas storage hot water system.

Some of the benefits associated with an electric storage hot water system are as follows:

  • Lower upfront cost
  • Installation is generally straightforward
  • Bigger models can be linked to off-peak electricity to increase savings
  • Both indoor and outdoor installation are possible
  • Ideal for preserving water pressure throughout the home
  • Various sizes available to match your energy preference
  • Lifespan of 10 to 15 years, potentially longer with proper maintenance.

How do electric storage hot water system work?

  • Cold water enters the tank and is heated by an electric element located at the bottom of the tank
  • As the water is heated it rises to the top of the tank
  • A thermostat located at the bottom of the tank ensures that the water remains at a consistent temperature
  • When hot water is needed it is drawn from the top of the tank and replaced with cold water
  • As more hot water is used the tank refills and the thermostat turns the element on to heat the water again
  • Pressure relief valves will leak whilst the unit is heating as the pressure rises and water expands

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Contact our friendly team today to install a new electric storage hot water system or to upgrade your current system. We offer a range of models of various capacities to meet a variety of hot water needs, for both residential and commercial settings.

We are happy to provide you with obligation-free advice and quotes, and will handle the full installation process, as well as provide maintenance and repair services for your property as needed.

For all of your electric hot water system and electric storage hot water system requirements, rely on the experienced professionals at Proud Plumbing & Gas.

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