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If you’re considering upgrading your hot water system, converting from a gas hot water system to an electric model is a smart choice.
It offers several benefits, including:
- Cost savings
- Faster heating
- Environmentally friendly sources
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Do your part to protect the environment.
At Wodenvalley Plumbing & Gasfitting, we specialise in gas to electric appliance upgrades and can guide you through the process to ensure a smooth transition.
We recognise that making the switch can seem daunting, but our team of experts is here to help guide you through the process and ensure everything is done correctly so you can enjoy the benefits of your new electric hot water system.
Benefits of Converting to Electric
Switching from gas to electric appliances is a smart choice that offers several benefits, including cost savings, faster heating, and environmental friendliness.
According to the Climate Council, households can make average savings of over $1,000 a year across Australia by switching from gas appliances.
Plus, a 2009 study from McKinsey & Company found that replacing old appliances is one of the most efficient global measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. So what’s not to love about converting?
Finally, most gas appliances can be converted to electricity, making switching to a safer and more energy-efficient alternative easy.
We understand that energy use and gas bills concern our customers. That’s why we recommend switching from gas to electric appliances, as electric appliances are generally more energy-efficient than gas models.
This means you’ll use less energy to heat your water or power your appliances, which translates into cost savings on your energy bills.
Additionally, electric appliances heat water faster than gas models, which means you’ll have hot water available more quickly, reducing the amount of time you spend waiting for your water to heat up. If you’re concerned about energy use, switching to electric appliances is a smart choice to help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
Upgrading your water heating system is an essential investment for your home, and switching to electric hot water systems can offer you several benefits.
One of the most significant advantages is faster heating. Electric hot water systems heat water faster than gas models, so you’ll have hot water available more quickly. This can be especially beneficial for larger households where multiple people need to use hot water simultaneously.
When you use gas appliances, you’re contributing to the production of carbon emissions, which can significantly impact the environment. By switching to electric appliances, you can help reduce your carbon footprint and do your part to protect the planet. Electric appliances are more energy-efficient, produce no emissions on-site, and are a cost-effective solution.
Appliances That Can Be Converted
At Wodenvalley Plumbing & Gasfitting, we understand that many of our customers are concerned about their gas accounts and the risks associated with gas appliances, such as carbon monoxide poisoning.
This is another reason to switch from gas to electric appliances, which can help you reduce your costs and keep your home safe at the same time.
The good news is that most gas appliances can be converted to electric, including gas heaters, gas furnaces, and gas water heaters. By switching from gas to electric, you can eliminate the risks associated with carbon monoxide poisoning and reduce your energy bills.
Electric heaters, like reverse cycle air conditioners, are a great way to save money on energy bills compared to gas heating systems.
However, we understand that electric appliances may not be suitable for everyone. That’s why we offer several electric alternatives that offer similar benefits.
For example, if you’re looking for an alternative to gas heating, consider electric heat pumps or solar hot water systems. These systems use renewable energy sources and can help you reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying reliable and cost-effective heating.
Additionally, electric heaters are more affordable to purchase and install, making them a great option for smaller rooms.
On the other hand, gas heaters are more efficient and better suited for larger households.
Ultimately, the decision between gas and electric heating depends on your specific needs and preferences. Consider factors such as installation costs, energy efficiency, and maintenance requirements before making a decision.
Not sure which is best for you? Speak to our licensed plumbers for reliable information and advice.
The Conversion Process
The conversion process can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the complexity of the job.
Our team will work quickly and efficiently to minimise any disruption to your daily routine. Here are the steps involved:
- Assess your energy needs: Before switching from gas to electric appliances, you need to assess your energy needs. Identify which appliances you use the most and how much energy they consume.
- Choose energy-efficient appliances: Once you have assessed your energy needs, choose energy-efficient electric appliances to replace your gas appliances. Look for appliances with high energy ratings and low standby power consumption.
- Install new appliances: Once you have chosen your new appliances, it’s time to install them. You can hire a licensed professional to install these or do it yourself if you have the required skills.
- Disconnect gas appliances: After installing your new electric appliances, you need to disconnect your gas appliances. Hire a licensed gas fitter to disconnect your gas appliances safely.
Why Choose Wodenvalley Plumbing & Gasfitting?
At Wodenvalley Plumbing & Gasfitting, we take pride in our expertise and dedication to providing exceptional service.
Our team of experts has years of experience in the plumbing and gas fitting industry and understands the ins and outs of gas and electric appliances. We strive to deliver the best possible results and work to the highest standards.
To get started on making the switch, contact us today for a quote.
How much does it cost to convert from gas to electric?
The cost of converting from gas appliance to electric varies depending on the appliance you are upgrading and the complexity of the job. At Wodenvalley Plumbing & Gasfitting, we offer competitive pricing on all our services, and we will provide you with a detailed quote before we start work.
Is there gas to electric rebate available?
Yes, there are gas to electric rebates available in some areas, but the rebate amount and eligibility criteria can vary depending on your location and the specific appliance you are upgrading.
What gas appliances can be converted to electric?
Most gas appliances can be converted to electric, including hot water systems, gas stoves, ovens, and heaters. However, some appliances may not be compatible with electric power, and in some cases, it may be more cost-effective to replace the appliance rather than converting it.
How long does the conversion process take?
The conversion process can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the complexity of the job. Our team will work quickly and efficiently to minimise any disruption to your daily routine.