Keep your hot water system well maintained.
According to solarhub.com.au, water heating is the second highest consumer of energy in the household after space heating and cooling.
Check your hot water system every five years to ensure it is in good working order. In storage models, the system can rust from the inside out if not well maintained. At first your hot water system will have to work harder to heat but left too long and the system can fail altogether.
If it is time to switch out the hot water system, consider a heat pump hot water system which uses a small amount of energy compared to a normal electric hot water tank (up to 75% less), and works in Australia’s coldest regions. Further, by extracting heat from the air, hot water heat pumps efficiently harness the renewable energy of the sun.
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