My hot water system is a gas storage unit and as I live alone it has never run out.
This is supposedly an economical way of having hot water, however my gas bills are high compared to my electricity bill.
Gas used to be so cheap, but is no more!
Trouble is, I LOVE my hot shower in winter - does havoc to my skin but have problems getting out of the shower in winter, however that is another question altogether!
before we moved we had gas hot water but in this house it is electric. I was dreading the electricity bill but was pleasantly surprised that the cost remained the same for the two quarters we have lived here. It costs $48 per quarter to run the electric hot water. We are a family of 4, we have never run out of hot water.
The hot water system runs on a different meter to our electricity so it's easy to see the costs for it.
Gas has gone up in price, and now that we are selling all our gas to the Chinese, it is more expensive for the domestic market. I don't mind paying a bit extra for gas because of the reliability of guaranteed continuous hot water. Electric isn't guaranteed, especially during power failures, and neither is solar (it isn't always sunny), so our plumber tells us.
I have a storage electric hot water system.
We used to have one in the roof (electric), and since changed to one sitting outside. Such a difference in pressure since the upgrade.
I used to hate having showers, but now have to force myself out.
I believe these units are relatively cheap to purchase and have installed.
I am about to have gas but I can't remember what the hot water system looks like. LOL. The house has gas for cooking and hot water and electricity for everything else. There is a fitting for a gas heater but I would be too nervous to get one.
We have a gas instant hot water system and can't run our of hot water unless we run out of gas. Our gas is in bottles. The price has really gone up over the last few years. I think only heating what we need is a good saving . I have a combination gas/electric stove.
I'm all electric and have a large quick recovery system which doesn't run out of heat and I can adjust the water temperature as I don't need to have boiling hot water. Our plumber told me we should all adjust water temperature to lessen the chance of children being scalded in baths.
In Victoria we always had gas hot water but when I came to Nth Qld, everywhere here had Electric. I am connected to the extremely cheap off-peak hot water rate, so it costs barely anything each quarter for the hot water portion of the bill!