Which Hot Water Systems Are Right For Your Home?

There are many benefits to Distinct Plumbing hot water systems Adelaide, but which one is best for your home? You must know some things before purchasing one, such as how they work, how they operate, and the cost. If you live in Adelaide, you may want to consider solar panels, which can help save on electricity bills and help the environment. Solar panels can be expensive to install, but the initial installation cost will decrease with the reduced electric bills.

Distinct Plumbing hot water systems AdelaideElectric systems work by heating the water in the hot water tank with an electrical element. These systems are common in Adelaide homes, but their popularity is declining due to rising electricity costs and the desire of many to reduce greenhouse emissions. Although they are cheaper to install, they also require more energy to run. Gas systems heat water during off-peak hours but require a larger tank and higher upfront costs. Depending on your needs, you may need a combination of two or three types of systems.

Gas systems use natural gas to heat the water. These systems can provide up to 90 percent of the hot water you need. They have 480-litre storage tanks. Depending on your home’s needs, you can choose between one or four panels. Most Distinct Plumbing hot water systems Adelaide stores have at least three brands of systems: Rheem, Bosh, and Aquamax. If you are looking for a smaller storage system, you may want to consider a smaller tank system.

If you’re shopping in the market for a hot water system, you may want to think about installing a gas system. Gas systems are an excellent choice because they give you an unlimited supply of hot water and lower upfront costs than heat pumps or solar systems. Whether you’re looking for a gas or electric system, the professionals at Horncastle Plumbing can help you choose the right model. For example, gas-powered hot water systems in Adelaide can save you as much as $300 per year.

Gas-powered systems are another option for Distinct Plumbing hot water systems Adelaide. They can provide up to 90 percent of the hot water you need. A gas system can also offer up to 480 litres of storage. Depending on how much hot water you need, you can choose from one to four panels. When you’re looking for a gas hot water system, you’ll find a company with three different brand names to choose from. They offer electric, gas, and solar systems.

Gas-powered systems offer a higher upfront cost, but they’re still popular in most households. However, gas-powered systems in Adelaide have a lower initial cost. If you have a gas-powered system, you can choose a unit with a smaller tank. They’re also more economical to install than solar and heat pump systems. If you’re looking for a gas hot water system, you should opt for one that has a high-efficiency rating.

The Process

Relivit’s recycling solution is based on Knowaste’s state-of-the-art treatment process for AHP waste.

Potential re-use options for reclaimed softwood pulp fibre include:

  • – Cardboard products
  • – Animal bedding
  • – Compost additive and soil conditioner
  • – Feedstock for anaerobic digestion
  • – Generation of renewable energy

Potential re-use options for recovered plastics include:

  • – Waste bins and other receptacles
  • – Non-woven fibre sheets with various applications
  • – Construction materials

Relivit’s priority is to prepare the reclaimed materials for sale, so that they can be re-used in manufacturing products in Australia which have a commercial value. At the very least, we will explore using the fibre for generating renewable energy, to be used in our own process and the remaining energy can be exported to the grid.

We’d like to hear other ideas for using these recovered materials, especially where there’s a deal to be done! Please click on ‘Contact us’ and send an email.

Reducing Carbon

Diverting waste from Disposal (at landfill) towards Recycling

The Relivit team adheres to the principles of the waste management hierarchy, where Reuse and Recycle are preferred options than Disposal (to landfill).

It is not always viable, efficient or socially acceptable to recycle certain materials or recover energy. Landfilling is still therefore a necessary and recognised component of the waste management system in Australia.

However, for AHP waste at least, Relivit is bringing a proven and acceptable recycling technology to Australia.

The New South Wales state government has introduced legislation and policy which promotes recycling over disposal to landfill, thereby moving up the waste management hierarchy. Combined with other market factors this makes Sydney an ideal location for the first Relivit facility.

70% less carbon emitted

In 2010 international consultants Deloitte completed a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of Knowaste’s recycling process with the existing disposal methods for AHP waste in the UK.

The assessment found that compared to landfill and incineration the Knowaste recycling process emitted up to 71% less carbon.

For every tonne of AHP waste processed by Knowaste, there was a saving of 626 kg of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e).

Based on processing 36,000 tonnes of AHP waste per year, the lowered carbon emissions equate to:

  • – The annual carbon emissions of 2,064 UK citizens
  • – Almost 7,500 cars removed from roads in the UK
  • – 100,000 LCD TVs switched off

Download the Executive Summary of Deloitte LCA report (Adobe Acrobat PDF) here.

In 2012, Relivit will commission a leading environmental consultancy to adapt the Knowaste LCA findings to the Australian context. The study will compare Relivit’s facility with existing disposal routes for AHP waste and other planned waste treatment options for household and commercial waste streams. It is expected that the report from this study will be available in June 2013.