Building energy smart homes – benefits of heating water with gas

The generation and storage of hot water makes up approximately 40% of an average Australian home’s energy costs, which can make the choice between gas or electric hot water systems a difficult one.

Gas hot water systems have a significant impact on reducing consumers’ monthly energy bills due to a reduction in thermal loss and operation costs. The saving for the average household consumer is up to $851 every year.

Other appealing benefits of natural gas hot water systems are, the reduction in emissions by approximately 70% and the availability of continuous flow (instantaneous) systems. This makes gas hot water the more environmentally friendly and reliable option for consumers.

Find out more about the benefits of gas hot water and natural gas energy supply by visiting or contact Lester Maher, Senior Manager Business Development, at ATCO Gas via

ATCO is Property Council WA’s official energy partner