For most of us, the concept of having hot water readily available in our homes is something that we take for granted.

Of course, in order to have that hot water at your fingertips, you need to have a properly functioning hot water system to rely upon.

Here at Northern Plumbing, our number one job is to make sure that we can provide the best hot water systems in Townsville and surrounding areas for homeowners who want maximum quality.

There are a number of different things to consider when it comes to finding the system that is the best fit for you.

Here is some information about the different kinds of hot water systems you can install.

  • Gas

Gas hot water systems are probably the most popular and common across the country.

They are the best choice to install if you have an existing gas line and are able to access it cheaply and easily.

They’re ideal for households that have a high water demand, or if you don’t have the means for a solar hot water system.

  • Electric

Although the electric hot water system is starting to be phased out due to their higher greenhouse gas emissions and higher running costs, they are still an option for many.

It’s an option especially for those who are tempted by a lower initial set up cost or aren’t easily connected to gas mains. 


  • Solar

A solar hot water system is essentially the exact opposite of the electric system!

It costs a lot more up front, but if you are intending to stay in the same property for a long time, you can make huge savings in the long run.

It is absolutely the best choice if being environmentally friendly is something that is important to you.


  • Heat Pump

A heat pump works by drawing heat from your natural surroundings. It uses very little electricity to heat water.

It’s advantage is that it is cheaper than both gas and oil boilers.

If you need some help with choosing hot water systems in Townsville, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

There will always be a member of the team who can answer any questions that you might have and be ready to provide a recommendation based on the information that you provide.

We look forward to hearing from you and being able to set you up with your new and improved hot water system.

For more plumbing information, read our previous blog on blocked drains.