Perth is situated in WA, known for being one of the hottest states in Australia, but that doesn't mean living there you don't need a quality hot water system in your home. Everyone needs a powerful hot shower, or a heating system even during the mild Western Australian winters. KnowHotWater are top of the list for hot water installations in Perth WA, and can take you through all options because the battle for who is the home-heating and hot water champion rages on. Two candidates step up to the challenge – both with the potential to be crowned the leader of the market. Here’s a look at two of the most popular portable water heating units available, in our Bosch 10P vs Rheem Stellar face off. Both models boast their own unique features and functions, but which one outshines the other in performance and affordability?
The Bosch 10P
Featuring Bosch’s patented Continuous Flow Technology, and boasting a delivery of 10 litres of warm water per minute, the 10P is a heating system like no other. Its constant supply of hot water is reliable and consistent, and it’s capable of heating single bathroom homes all year round. Being externally-installable, it can be further housed within a tank, although the control knobs on the front of the unit may be restricted as a result.
Where the 10P really shines is in its ability to make the most of both LP and natural gases. This economical method of operation helps to keeping heating costs low, and all but eliminates the need for external water heaters and emersion heating units. Whether the unit is installed at ground level, or higher up on the wall; the gas cylinder is easy to access, and it can run for weeks at a time consistently, and without any interruption to heated water flow.
The ignition source is via a pilot light, and the entire unit measures 845 mm tall, 405 mm wide, and 265 mm deep. Weighing in at just 21kg including the gas cylinder and relevant pipe fittings – the 10P is ideal for small to medium sized homes, and comes completed with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty.
The Rheem Stellar
Challenging the 10P, the Stellar hot water system by Rheem has become a firm favourite for families all across the globe. Its stainless steel construction comes with a stylish enamel option, and aesthetically speaking it is considered one of the better looking heating systems available. To match the 10P, the Stellar boasts a 10 year warranty on the cylinder unit, and it’s more than enough to tackle even the biggest demand for hot water.
Being better suited to larger homes, the Stellar may go to waste within smaller properties, and it easily rivals the 10P’s economic energy consumption. In fact, the Stellar was awarded a 5 star energy rating, and the gas pressure packs enough of a punch to power multiple taps within a home at once. Where the 10P features LP and natural gas, the Stellar does the same, and then offers an electric version too.
When comparing the two, it’s important to note that although they provide the same level of functionality, they do so for two different reasons. The 10P is great for small homes and apartments, and its energy saving potential is unlike anything else on the market. The Stellar however, is better suited to large families with a greater level of demands, otherwise its features may go to waste. Find out more about both these options and how you can minimise your hot water costs with Perth's number one solar hot water specialists Gewa Green Energy call 1300 882 551