Defining Hot Water Heaters (Electric)

When you live in a country such as Australia, you definitely need a constant supply of hot water. The temperature can drop to several degrees a little above or even below zero. You can’t go out of the house shivering in the cold. Not taking a shower is not a well-taken idea as well (especially if you’re planning to commute).

Normally, homes are equipped with conventional heating systems that are powered by gas. Times have changed. More houses these days make use of those that run on electric power.

These electric water heaters are helpful in a number of ways. First, you can now eliminate water storage tanks, so there’s more space available. On the other hand, if you’re living in an area where space at a premium, an electric water heater is far better option than gas.

These heaters work by using coils and sensors. The process is pretty simple. Once you turn the heater on, the sensors then send a signal to these coils. The water then goes through all around the coils, where it ends up getting heated. If the desired temperature (which you have inputted early on) is reached, the water is then dispensed.

Other Benefits of Electric Water Heaters

Besides the space, electric water heaters are also helping families and even businesses save a good amount of money. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t shell out more simply because you’re using electric power. There’s no need to store water and have it heated constantly via gas. Instead, it gets heated only when you need hot water. It is also easier to maintain, especially since it doesn’t have a water tank anymore. Because water doesn’t stay stagnant, it doesn’t accumulate dirt. Electric water heaters are also less prone to sedimentation and deposits of minerals.

The Potential Disadvantages

There are two known problems with electric water heaters. First because it’s not too popular yet, it may be difficult to shop for one in both offline and online depots. Second, though you’re able to save costs in the long run, the installation is quite expensive. Regardless, it’s pretty obvious that the pros outweigh the cons, so electric water heaters still remain a very sound investment.


Like any other appliance, a water heater requires some form of maintenance, and considering its nature, you should find a specialist. But as mentioned, it’s not as vulnerable to issues as gas heaters, so it maintenance doesn’t have to be tough.