Water that costs you less but is always hot
For most of us, hot water is the number one reason to connect to natural gas. It’s a really effective way to heat water for your home and could cost you less than heating it with electricity – especially if you have an old, inefficient electric cylinder or if you’re already using natural gas at home.
What are my gas water heating options?
Continuous flow – The majority of people choose continuous hot water system, so the shower will always be hot when it’s your turn. You might have heard it referred to as instant or 'Infinity' gas, it’s the endless hot water that means you don’t need to wake up early to be first in the shower queue!
You’ve likely heard about the outstanding performance and high efficiency of natural gas-powered continuous hot water systems. Some appliances promote 95% efficiency with 7-star ratings, so they’ll cost less to run. More benefits of natural gas continuous here.
Gas cylinders – these are also a great option, and work well with either low pressure or mains pressure. They’ll keep your shower hot if you decide to shower during a power cut, and come in various sizes to suit your household.
What else do I need to know?To connect to natural gas hot water you’ll firstly need a natural gas connection. The Gas Hub offers free gas connections.
Are you based in Wellington, Taranaki, Manawatu or Hawke’s Bay? You may be able to connect your home to gas for free with The Gas Hub.
Try our gas checker on the homepage for an instant result on whether you're within the free gas connection range!
We also have a very useful hot water cost comparison tool that compares upfront and running costs within our natural gas network regions. Find out whether a natural gas, electricity, LPG, or solar hot water system could be the right solution for you. Try our hot water cost comparison tool now.