Stiebel Eltron Hot Water
When it comes to hot water, Stiebel Eltron has been a favourite brand amongst many of our customers here at Metropolitan Plumbing. This is likely due to the amazing range of systems that Stiebel Eltron has to offer. From 3 phase to single phase instantaneous hot water heaters and even including open vented compact and mains pressure compact storage systems, this company has it all. Stiebel Eltron even offer heat pumps which utilize natural energy from the air to heat hot water.
Stiebel Eltron are a German based corporation that have expanded over the years to supply hot water systems to over 120 countries around the world. Stiebel Eltron’s Australian ties are strong, with the daughter company Stiebel Eltron Australia created in 2011.
Here at Metropolitan Plumbing we only employ fully qualified plumbers with a minimum of five years’ experience in the industry. With so many different models to choose from, it is important to select the hot water unit best suited to your family’s needs. For this reason, our plumbers can provide you with a free, no obligation quotation via a site inspection along with advice as to which Stiebel Eltron hot water heater is best suited to your individual circumstance.
Stiebel Eltron Hot Water Systems
2 Phase electric instantaneous water heater
One of Stiebel Eltron’s most popular hot water systems on the Australian market is the 2 phase electric instantaneous hot water heater. One of the major drawcards of this style of system is the precise temperature control that it allows. Instantaneous hot water units are also growing in popularity due to growing concerns about the amount of energy that can be wasted by preheating water in storage tanks.
3 phrase instantaneous water heater
A Stiebel Eltron 3 phase instantaneous water heater ensures that heat loss due to storage is eliminated, and also facilitate conservation of space, making these systems ideal for smaller homes or units were area for hot water systems are scarce. One of the reasons that the Stiebel Eltron 3 phase instantaneous hot water heater is so compact and space-efficient is that many of these systems do not require a safe tray, flue or ventilation. As such, the areas in which this system can be installed are far more flexible than a storage style system.
Single phase electric instantaneous hot water system
Stiebel Eltron single phase electric instantaneous hot water systems are best suited to situations in which the hot water demand is low, such as in basins or sinks. This is due to the fact that these units have a correspondingly lower flow rate of around 1.5 litres per minute. Similar to the Stiebel Eltron 3 heaters, the single phase units are extremely energy efficient and deliver hot water on demand. One major advantage to the single phase units is that the small size of these systems mean the units can be installed in areas where conventional storage units would not fit.
Open vented compact storage water heater model
Another option to provide water to your sink or basin is the open vented compact storage water heater model. These units are manufactured with the goal of providing immediate point of use hot water, particularly for situations where the sink or basin is situated a significant distance from the home’s primary hot water unit. Furthermore, by locating one of these small units at your sink or basin there is the added benefit of energy conservation, as heat loss during long stretches of pipe from a centralised system is eliminated.
Mains pressure compact storage water heater
Similar to the Stiebel Eltron open vented compact storage water heater, the mains pressure compact storage water heater is designed for situations where hot water is needed without delay such as in the sink or basin. The major difference between the two styles of systems is that the mains pressure compact storage water heater is designed to service multiple points, and has a correspondingly higher capacity of up to 15 litres. The one necessity for these systems is the availability of a power point, as the Stiebel Eltron operates on 6.5Amp 230V and must plug into a power point.
Heat pump hot water system
One of the major advantages of the Stiebel Eltron heat pump hot water systems is that they provide a significant reduction in the electricity or gas required to provide your family with hot water. This passes on significant financial savings to the customer as well producing less greenhouse gas emissions. Much like a solar hot water system, heat pumps harvest environmental energy to heat your water, however the major difference is that whilst solar hot water systems capture the sun’s energy using solar panels installed on the roof, heat pumps utilise heat that is contained within air. This is advantageous as the system can operate when sunlight is scarce, as well as at night. What’s more, as no solar panels are required, you do not have to worry about damage to the panels due to extreme weather conditions. The Stiebel Eltron heat pump comes in several models including the WWK 300A/AH, the WWK 222/222H and the WWK 302/302H. These units are German engineered however designed specifically with Australian ambient temperatures and conditions in mind.
It is important to ensure that your unit is installed by a professional. This way it will be installed correctly, to not only run efficiently and effectively, but to also be in compliance with appropriate legislation. If you think a Stiebel Eltron heat pump might be suitable for you, or want to find out more, contact Metropolitan Plumbing today on 1300 367 333. Our call centre operates around the clock and it is likely that one of our plumbers is standing by in your area.