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Gas Works Better Winter Sale

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014

Prepare your home for winter with a visit to your local Gas Works store during our Better Winter Sale. We have a huge range of products to make your home comfortable and cosy as the cold weather sets in. Plus we sell all the right brands at all the best prices.



With a wide range of heating options we will be able to find a heating solution to suit your home, style and budget. If you want to heat your home and create a beautiful show piece then a gas log fire is a great option. We offer a variety of built-in gas log fires with high efficiency. A free standing gas log fire starts from as low as $1,999. Enquire about systems with free flue kits or interest free terms available.

When you install a natural gas heating solution in your home you could be eligible for a $250 rebate for a gas space heating solution or a $750 rebate for ducted gas heating. Gas space heaters start from as low as $1,299 and come in a range of sizes and styles. Ducted gas heating prices start at $2899, which is inclusive of $250 cash back offer from Seeley International and a $750 rebate. The Braemar gas ducted heating solution is super efficient, with a six star energy rating. Gas Works are now a Climate Master of Seeley International so you have peace of mind with a 7 year warranty.

Gas Works specialise in fast hot water installation because we know the pain of having no hot water, especially in the cooler months. We can offer systems for as little as $28 per week, interest free or $799 before installation.

If you are using the winter months to do some home improvements you will be interested in our range of kitchen packages starting from $1,899 with a bonus rangehood. 

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Check out the catalogue online or in PDF version or visit your local Gas Works store to get your hands on a winter bargain!

We are Climate Masters of Seeley International specialists

Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

We are appointed Climate Masters of Seeley International. It isn’t easy to gain official Climate Masters accreditation and Seeley International have made it so, because they want you to feel confident that you are getting the best service, second to none product choices and quality workmanship. In order to qualify, our compliance against Seeley's rigorous requirements was tested to ensure we are working to industry leading quality standards.

So, for total peace of mind use Gas Works, your accredited Climate Masters of Seeley International to install your six star Braemar ducted heating system this winter or ask about Seeley International’s range of air conditioning and heating options. 

There are other reasons to support Seeley International; 

  • Seeley International are a South Australian company, like Gas Works.
  • Seeley International developed the first six star heating system, Braemar gas ducted heating.
  • Climate Masters of Seeley International are able to offer a seven year warranty on both the product and installation.

You can be sure you will have a buying experience that is enjoyable, a product that is efficient and it is all backed by a seven year warranty. Not to mention you are supporting local business. What are you waiting for? Visit your local Gas Works, appointed Climate Masters of Seeley International today, and ask for a quote.

Choosing a hot water system

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Water heaters tend to finish their life abruptly and not only are they a sizeable investment initially, they also account for around a quarter of a typical household's energy use. So, it is worth taking the time to think about the solution you would like to move on with when it is time to replace your current hot water system.

If you are looking to replace a hot water system and you have gas, your options are; continuous flow hot water, gas storage or gas boosted solar. If you are looking for a solution that doesn’t require a gas connection your options are; heat pump, electric boosted solar or electric storage.

Hot water systems have a life span of approximately ten years. If you are nearing the ten year mark or building a new home, review your hot water usage before you start to look around for a replacement solution. Below we have detailed what the different systems do, the costs associated, their energy efficiency and environmental impact.

Heat pump hot water system

This is an much more efficient way to heat water than a standard electric storage hot water system. Heat pump systems work similarly to a refrigerator, extracting heat from the atmosphere using a refrigerant gas and a compressor, then storing it until it is required.

Purchase cost: Medium/High
Installation cost: Medium
Ongoing cost: Medium
Energy efficiency: High
Environmental impact: Low/Medium

Gas boosted solar hot water system

Solar hot water systems harness the suns energy to heat water, they are very environmentally friendly but all need a booster for days on low sunlight.

Purchase cost: High
Installation cost: High
Ongoing cost: Low
Energy efficiency: 5 star
Environmental impact: Low

Electric boosted solar hot water system

Solar hot water systems are the cheapest to run but the investment to have them installed is greater, meaning you need to have them for a while to see a return on investment.

Purchase cost: High
Installation cost:High
Ongoing cost: Low/Medium
Energy efficiency: 5 star
Environmental impact: Medium

Continuous flow hot water systems

Continuous flow hot water systems make sense as they only heat water as it is required, meaning you only pay for the hot water you use. 

Purchase cost: Medium
Installation cost: Medium
Running costs: Low/Medium
Energy efficiency: 5 - 7 stars
Environmental impact: Low/Medium

Gas storage hot water system

This system stores hot water ready for use, a 5 star plus rating is the best option in this range. The lower rating units are less upfront cost but much less efficient. 

Purchase cost: Medium
Installation cost: Low
Running costs: Low/Medium
Energy efficiency: 5.5 stars
Environmental impact: Medium

Electric storage hot water system

An element heats the water and it is stored, ready for use in this hot water system.

Purchase cost: Low
Installation cost: Low
Running costs: High
Energy efficiency: 5 star
Environmental impact: High

You can also watch our video about hot water systems here, or pop into your local Gas Works store to find out more about the right hot water solution for you.



Continuous Hot Water Systems [VIDEO]

Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2013

Looking at a new hot water system but not sure what to install? See why a gas continuous hot water system can give you hot water on demand while also saving you money.

Continuous Hot Water System Video Transcript:

Hi and welcome to better living. In this episode we take a look in more detail about Gas continuous flow hot water systems and why there are so popular.

As we mentioned in our previous program with the continuous flow hot water system you only heat the water you need at the time. Unlike the traditional tank system which heats water and then store it in a tank. Now this is generally done overnight but of course as time goes by the water loses temperature and requires re heating thus using more power to maintain its temperature.

Now you would have to think that these continuous flow systems run more economically than the old tank system and they do. Add to this they run on natural gas which means they are cheaper to run and create less green house gas emissions so they are better for the environment too.

Today’s systems come from market leader such as Bosch and Rinnai and are extremely efficient and effective, unlike the old instant hot water systems these are state of the art design and functionality.

One of the best features of these units is the controllers. The controllers have the capability for to determine the temperature that comes out of the tap. Now that is great for those who like their showers hotter or cooler that someone else, but it can also prevent the sensitive skin of children from getting burn from hot water.

You can have more than one controller, say for argument sake what you live in a two story house you could have one downstairs and another upstairs or in multiple bathrooms and that’s what makes these units so versatile.

So let’s sum up. They run on natural gas which leaves less of a carbon footprint, they are more economical than electricity; there is less wasted hot water and now here is the really exciting part. There are generous rebates offered to those who change from electric systems to natural gas systems, so it’s save, save, save and don’t we love that.

Now whether you are replacing an existing unit or building a new home a natural gas continuous flow unit is the go. So drop into a Gasworks Showroom and have a chat with one of the gas specialist staff and see if a gas continuous hot water system would suit you and of course the Gasworks website has a lot of information too. Until next time I’m Karen Prater for Better Living wishing better living.

Want more information on a continuous hot water system to suit your needs? Talk to the hot water specialists at your nearest Gas Works Showroom who will help find what works better for you.

Types of Hot Water Systems & Their Benefits [VIDEO]

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

Types of Hot Water Systems Video Transcript:

Hi and welcome to better living with Gasworks.

In this episode we take look at one of the most important comfort functions in the home… the hot water system.

Having hot water available on demand is an essential daily requirement for showering, cleaning, washing and bathing. 

And it’s not until we are without it, that we really appreciate the value of a good hot water system.

Unfortunately, when a Hot water system fails, it’s usually without notice and, like so many of life’s inconveniences, at the worst possible time!!

The natural response for many of us is to fix the problem as quickly as possible, which often means simply replacing the unit with the same model or size, by the first plumber who can get there!

But ironically, this little in home disaster is actually a great opportunity to save yourself money and make your more home energy efficient if you take the time to seek expert advice on what type of system to install and whether it is right to suit your needs.

There are many different options to choose from including Electric, Gas or Solar, storage or instantaneous to name a few.

And your decision will depend on a range of factors including your budget, your energy use and the demand needs in your home.  

The traditional electric storage service heats the water, usually overnight, and then stores it ready for later use. With the rising price of electricity, this can be an expensive and inefficient option. 

Solar systems are the cheapest and most environmentally friendly to run as they harness the suns power to heat the water, although they still require an additional electric or gas back-up to take over when there is insufficient sunlight.

A key consideration in choosing Solar is the large up-front costs – although these will generally be recovered over time through reduced energy bills.

A Heat Pump System is another storage type system. Heat Pumps extract heat from the air or ground. They run on electricity and are about three times more efficient than the traditional electric storage system. 

The catch with heat pump is you need the right environment to make them work effectively.

Continuous flow gas systems are very popular and economical to run as they only heat water when it is required. Being continuous, they never run out and have the added advantage of being able to set the temperature of the water to suit the specific need. This is ideal where young children are present as it reduces the risk of burns and it also helps to maintain efficient energy use.

Amongst all of these options is a vast array of models, shapes, sizes, quality, warranty and of course cost.

So which one do you choose? Continuous flow is reliable and convenient, but what if you don’t have gas connected? Solar is a great option, but given the investment required you need to stay in that house for years to make it viable.

One of the best things you can do is take the time to speak with the hot water experts at your local Gasworks Store.

With years of experience in sales and installation, they know exactly what type of system will work better for you and is best suited to your needs and budget.

Or you can jump onto the Gas Works website where you’ll find loads of great information.

And one last piece of advice that could save you the heartache and inconvenience of being caught unaware.

Take the time to check your current unit.

If it is more than ten years old you might want to do some research now, so when the time comes to replace it, you’ll be fully prepared and know exactly what to do and who to see.

Thanks for watching, until next time, I’m Karen Prater for Better Living with Gasworks.

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