Hot Water Systems

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Electric Hot Water Systems

  • Electric systems are often cheaper to buy and install than gas systems, but are more expensive to run due to electricity prices.
  • Electric systems can be installed indoors or outdoors.
  • They're available in a range of sizes depending on the size of your household.
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Gas Hot Water Systems

  • Gas hot water systems are found in either natural gas or LPG.
  • Gas systems are cheaper to run than electric ones, though their initial cost is generally more expensive.
  • Due to their need for venting, gas systems are usually outdoor units, but in some cases can be installed indoors with a flue.
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Hot Water System Types

A hot water system is available as either an instantaneous or storage tank unit.

  • Instant systems (continuous-flow) heat water instantly and as it’s required. Thanks to their instantaneous nature, they’re generally cheaper to run and more efficient than storage units, which can lose heat over time.

     

    The most important aspect in choosing a continuous-flow system is the Flow Rate. The more water outlets you have in your home, the higher your flow rate should be.

  • Storage tank systems, on the other hand, store a certain amount of heated water that is used throughout the day. Their biggest advantage is making use of cheaper off-peak energy tariffs to fill your water tank. (Note that off-peak electricity isn't available to every home).
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How To Clean Your Stove

  • Always remember to let your appliances cool down before starting a clean!

    How To Clean Your Oven Cavity

    We suggest two methods which can be used for a fast clean without the use of any harsh chemicals.

    - For a lightly soiled oven, you can use the power of steam to loosen up those greasy splatters, even if you don’t have an oven equipped with a steam-clean function. Simply fill a large oven-proof tray with water mixed with half a cup of white vinegar and place it in your lowest oven rack. Turn your oven on to its highest heat and leave for 25 minutes. Hot steam will fill the cavity and do its work. After the oven has cooled down, use a cloth to wipe up the leftover residue.

    - For dirtier ovens, mix in a separate bowl a cup of bicarbonate of soda with some water and stir to create a thin paste. Apply the paste to the walls of your cool oven, avoiding any heating elements. Then fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray the bicarbonate of soda on the oven walls. The ingredients will react and begin breaking down dirt and grease. Leave for about an hour, then wipe away with a damp cloth.

     

    How To Clean Your Stove

    Cleaning your Freestanding Stove's cooktop will depend if you have a gas or electric cooktop.

    - For a gas cooktop, the first thing to do is remove the trivets, which can be washed separately with hot soapy water. You may wish to soak them in a sink full of soapy water if they are particularly soiled. You’ll now have access to thoroughly clean the cooktop surface. Wipe down and scrub with an abrasive sponge or microfibre cloth, together with a neutral cleaning detergent. Most control knobs are designed to be removed for cleaning - consult your manufacturer’s manual to find out more.

    - Electric or induction cooktops generally feature surfaces made from ceramic glass or a similarly smooth material. Because they lack any nooks or crannies, they are a breeze to clean. Simply wipe down with a sponge and a neutral detergent. If your cooktop has metal elements or coils, these can also be wiped down, but be sure to avoid getting too much moisture on them. The coils are usually removable - consult your manufacturer's manual to find out how to do this safely.

    One important tip is to do small cleans frequently, rather than letting grime build up over time. Wipe up that sauce sooner rather than later to prevent it from sticking.

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