The modern system of heating can be a crucial factor to saving energy and reducing bills. Also, a conscientious attitude towards heating can affect energy consumption, so this article will give you some advices and useful tips on installing gas hot water systems. Combining a modern heating system with a conscientious attitude toward energy is the best way of making savings.

The Modern Heating System

The first and most important step in reducing energy costs is investing in a modern gas hot water system. These devices save at least 15% of energy when compared to other more conventional tanks, and even up to 40% when compared to devices from the 80’s and the 90’s. Back then we had on-off flame regulators, pilot lights, and chimney connectors.

Refrain from using older devices as they are poorly maintained, badly adjusted, or have a clogged switch. This lowers their degree of usability so switching to a more condensing device may bring improvements and reduce costs. It is advisable to change the elements and devices if they have more than 15 years of use. The saving of investment sets it back up to 2 or 3 years. Room Thermostats Tanks are very frequently installed without regulators or room thermostats. With the absence of thermostats, the tank cannot receive information regarding the optimal room temperature of 20-22 degrees Celsius. Thus the tanks work uncontrolled and spend more energy than they need to. Lower the Room


The temperature of the room can seriously affect the energy consumption. By lower the temperature by just one degree you can save up to 6% of energy. The recommended room temperatures are 20-22 degrees for the living room and the dining room, 18-20 degrees for the kitchen and hallways, 22 degrees for the children’s room and 23 degrees for the bathroom. If your thermostat is set at 24 or 25 degrees Celsius, lower it to 22 degrees and you will reduce your gas costs by 10-15%. Isn’t that great?

Thermo Heads on Radiators

Seeing as how regulating the temperature for each room is important, now we need to explain how to achieve it. It’s very simple really, all you need to do is install thermo heads on your radiators and you will be able to set the temperature however you desire.

Pipe Insulation

Heat insulation is recommended for all hot water pipes in the basement, or the boiler room. These places often have no heating, the windows and ventilation shafts can be open so the whole system suffers unnecessary losses of heat.

Lower Temperature in the Accumulation Tank

The best temperature for taking a shower is somewhere around 38 to maybe 40 degrees Celsius. So, when you think about it, there is no need to keep the water in the accumulation tank at a staggering 80 degrees. It is enough to set the temperature at, for example 60 degrees. The experience stays the same and energy costs are reduced. So, now that you know all the benefits of gas hot water systems and how they can save energy, you can start getting your very own.

Author: Sophie Andersen is an interior designer from Australia. Sophie is interested in new energy saving trends. She works with other professionals in order to improve green homes. She wrote this article in collaboration with guys from Permanent Plumbing Solution.