Mar 06, 2021 8:06 am
We are thinking of going all electric in our new build. I'm very new to this, so could anyone give me a quick rundown of what this involves? Obviously we will change to induction cooktop. How does hot water and heating work though? Will it save on our build costs?
Re: All electric home2
Mar 06, 2021 9:59 am
Reverse cycle for heating/cooling, heat-pump hotwater, and induction cooktop. TBH upfront it was more expensive, as 3-phase was a must and these where more expensive then their equivalent (gas hotwater, gas/evap aircon, gas cooktop). But for me it removed paying a $400+ yearly access charge which only ever had about $30 of gas usage a quarter.
For now the pay back on those costs is probably 10 years, but once I get solar installed I can nearly completely offset their electricity costs too.
Re: All electric home4
Mar 07, 2021 2:35 pm
We have solar powered heat pump, and find it pretty good, we previously had instantaneous gas. I do find it takes a little while for the hot water to come through, but we have a 36m run from one side of the house to the ensuite.
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