If you are considering upgrading to gas, you no doubt want to know which gas heaters you should be looking at. If you are new to gas systems, it can all be a little overwhelming. So we have decided to review five popular gas water heaters so that we can help you decide what’s right for your home.
The Rheem 27 is an extremely popular unit in New Zealand for gas. Available in both NG and LPG, these are a low cost solution to gas water heating for people looking to switch over from electric, or to upgrade their old gas water heater.
The Rheem 27 offers an economical 2 litre per minute start up rate. What this means is that it reduces water wastage by heating water much sooner than other gas water heaters, which require up to a 3 litre minimum. Because of this. it also lends itself to use with efficient tap-ware.
- 6 Star efficiency
- Improved minimum flow start-up
- 10 year pro-rata warranty on the heat exchanger
- 3 year warranty on parts and labour
- Digital display for easy fault diagnosis and servicing
- Full technical support through the Rheem National Service Network
- Unique Flame Safe overheat protection system
The Bosch Hydro Power 16H delivers a 16 L/min flow rate and is available in natural gas or LPG. What is special about this unit is that it ignited without a power point or standing pilot light. This unique technology works by utilising the energy of the water flow to ignite the burner and begin the heating process. It only ignites when the hot tap is opened, and shuts off when it’s closed. This makes for a very efficient unit which is easy to install.
This unit is suitable for 1-2 bathroom homes.
- Continuous flow technology
- Delivers 16 L/min at a 25°C temperature rise
- External installation
- No electricity or standing pilot light required
- Energy efficient
- Simple installation
- Comprehensive warranties
The Rinnai INFINITY VT26 is a continuous flow gas water heater suitable for external residential installations. The VT26 features an improved start-up flow rate, which saves you water and ensures your water heater is future proof for water efficient tapware upgrades. Available in both NG and LPG, it is perfect for homes with 1-2 bathrooms and high simultaneous hot water demand. It can be used on both mains and medium pressure systems.
The VT26 also works with a range of controllers for kitchens and bathrooms which have features including options to run water for you to fill a bath at a certain temperature and tell you when it’s ready. It also has a range of accessories such a recessed installation box, pipe covers, flue diverters and more.
Other specs and features include:
- Efficiency of 80%
- Energy star: 6.1 star energy equivalent
- Hot water capacity: 1.8-26 L/min
- Nominal water capacity: 26 L/min, 1560 L/h
- Input on max: 199 MJ/h
- Output on max: 44.2 kW
- Water supply: 130-1000 kPa
Why should you convert to gas water heating?
Gas water heating systems provide a range of benefits over traditional electric water heaters. Gas continuous water heaters are more efficient than electric water cylinders, and provide contiunous hot water, meaning you will never run out as long as you have gas. You’ll also free up space in your home with the removal of the cylinder. Gas water heaters can also work with digital controllers to allow specific water temperature for certain instances, such as filling a bath.
If you want to upgrade to gas water heating for your home, talk to us today on 0800 429 546.