Bosch 16H LPG Gas Hot Water System

Bosch 16H LPG Gas Hot Water System - Installed Today
Bosch 16H LPG Gas Hot Water System - Installed Today

Bosch 16H LPG Gas Hot Water System

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  • * 60Deg Unit May Require Restriction to 50Deg At Additional Cost
Regular price $1,049.00
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Same day installation is only available business days (Monday-Friday EXC Public Holidays) with online purchases prior to 8am, all orders after 8am will be installed the following business day unless availability has been confirmed in writing prior. The installer will advise of installation time and where the customer is not available the installation will be moved to the following day.

All online packages are for a like for like (see definition below) EXTERNAL (outside building lines) replacement of existing compliant installation only and installation fees do not cover relocating the system, upgrades to current standards, electrical supply alterations outside of a standard disconnect/reconnect, upgrades due to insufficient gas, water or power supplies or repairs of any kind outside of the hot water system. All electrical hot water systems must be perpendicular to the wall with the electrical connection at the front and center facing forward.

All installations are for replacement of an existing system only (excluding water filters) and must be EXTERNAL to the building unless confirmed with installed today prior in writing. Please note where installed internally additional rates and conditions apply.

Installed Today will arrange a reputable installer to install your system when requested. All workmanship warranties will be between the purchaser and the installer. All product warranties will be handled by Installed Today.


Price for installation includes the valve kit only plus applicable basic sundries. Where required the installer will provide pricing for any additional work outside a standard like for like external installation not mentioned in rates below.

Please see rates below for any additional required work and all additional work is to be paid directly to the installer. Note some work may be mandatory to meet any legal or manufacturer requirements and will be added to your final invoice. Other work may be required if the selected system is not a like for like EXTERNAL replacement and only optional extras not required will be discussed prior to installation.

Where you require explicit costs prior to install please send a photo of the existing system to help@installedtoday for clarification at least 1 business day prior to installation if extra additional work is needed. Confirmation of photos being received and viewed will be sent via email.

Installers may send quotes reconfirming the rates below prior to install for approval along with same day payment conditions. Quoted installation rates apply only to payment at time of install of within 24hours of invoice issue only. Any discounts applied for prompt payment will be removed from quotes when paid outside the agreed time period. Any quotes issued will require approval prior to any installation taking place. 

Possible Mandatory Requirements for External Like for Like Replacements (added to invoice where legally or manufacturer required)
1. Gas main upgrades +$75pm
2. LPG Regulator Replacement - 250mj Manual +$250
3. LPG Regulator Replacement - 450mj Auto +$350
4. LPG Gas Bottle Restraint Set +$50
5. Additional pipework outside of package inclusions +$45pm supplied and fitted
6. Electrical extensions where the power does not reach the required connection point +$350
7. RCBO Safety switch where required if power is to be extended +$200
8. Internal Installations +$150
9. Internal Installations Requiring Safe Tray and Mildred Valve +$450
10. Water main location and/or subsurface relocation externally +$550
11. New concrete Support Bases +$80
12. New plastic pizza type support spacer +$50
13. Excavation $850m2
14. Element Swaps +$80
15. Fixture relocation or removal, inc access clearing or any disassembly required to access site (+$35 per 15minutes)
16. Two man install where access issues noted below are applicable and installation is not safe to be completed by a single person +$200

Optional Extras
17. Electrical new circuit +$600 includes circuit upto 10m in single phase
18. Hot water System Disposal exc Heat Pump and Solar +$80
19. Heat Pump/Solar system disposal +$120
20. Solar Removal from Roof Inc Crane Hire +$900
21. System Relocations inc Plumbing and Electrical +$1200
22. LPG Manifold - 3 Bottle +$200
23. LPG Manifold - 4 Bottle +$250
24. Key pickup and delivery for real estate +$75 per drop off/pickup

Two man install where access issues noted below are applicable and installation is not safe to be completed by a single person (+$200). Access for installation is to be free of stairs, steep driveways, through homes, over retaining walls, in ceilings. Unit must be able to be maneuvered by hand trolley from vehicle to installation position without being carried. Confirmation from installed today in writing of access suitability where any of the above conditions apply.


Like for like replacement includes the following replacement types below ONLY. Note all systems are for replacement installation only in an external compliant position. Please confirm the system will fit in the desired position prior to purchasing. If in doubt please send pictures to to confirm.

A. Gas storage replaced with Gas Storage

B. Continuous Flow replaced with Gas Storage

C. Continuous Flow replaced with Continuous Flow (Note power point must be reused and/or preinstalled)

D. Electric Storage replaced with Electric Storage

E. Electric Storage replaced with Heat pump 

F. Heat pump replaced with Heat pump

G. Heat pump replaced with Electric Storage (May require electrician to extend circuit at additional cost)

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From our customers


Great service and price, will only use JR Gas and Water from now on. Joshua and Sean turned up exactly when they said they would, and Brandon and Lachlan fixed an issue with our shower in 5 minutes!

Brisbane, QLD

Josh arrived on time to replace a hot water system with a friendly and positive attitude. Josh explained the maintenance process and cleaned up after himself. Job was completed within a very short turn around time from engaging in their services. Professional, competitive company with excellent communication. A credit to Jarred's organisation from his website, quote and invoicing to his staff member Josh. Highly recommended.

Wen J
Brisbane, QLD

Very happy with JR Gas and Water, for a new Rheem Steller hot water system installed last week. Sean the installer was very polite and friendly, professional. Owner Jarrod very professional and helpful. We have used this Company twice in two years with two properties. Many thanks.

Jacqui K
Brisbane, QLD

What a great experience. Needing hot water replacement. JR Gas & Water provided quick, easy and well defined scope of works. They were quick to respond. Tradies keep me informed before, during and after the job. Sean and Mark did a great job. Workmanship excellent and the price was good. Highly recommended. JR Gas and Water set the standard for customer service. Great job, well done and highly satisfied. Enviro heat Pump is awesome.

K Hain
Brisbane, QLD

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Los Angeles, CA

Contacted JR Gas and Water this morning regarding a faulty hot water system. As promised by the person I was talking to (unfortunately do not remember his name) Sean and Josh arrived on time. They were extremely professional, polite and quick. Everything went smoothly and left my place in a spotless condition. Should I require their service again, I will not hesitate to contact them. Highly highly recommended. Thanks again guys, you are champions.

Brisbane, QLD

Jared, Sean and Mark has done a fabulous job installing a new hot water system for me. The whole process from quote to installation took less than a week and it's painless! Thank you team for your prompt and professional work! We highly recommend JR gas and water.

Fei F
Brisbane, QLD

Efficient Water Heating Solutions: The Bosch 16H Hydropower System Reviewed

Seeking a dependable hot water solution that operates without electricity? The Bosch 16H Hydropower system utilizes the energy from water flow to spark ignition, offering a constant hot water supply. We’ve examined key features, the system’s efficiency, and maintenance considerations, to provide you with an insightful evaluation of its performance for your everyday needs.

Key Takeaways

  • The Bosch 16H Hydropower system is an energy-efficient tankless water heater featuring hydropower ignition, suitable for both natural gas and LPG, and offers up to 16 liters per minute flow rate with precise digital temperature control.

  • Regular maintenance, including yearly checks and biennial professional inspections, is essential for the system’s optimal performance, and the unit has a wall-mounted design for space-saving installation.

  • While the Bosch 16H Hydropower has performance benefits such as lower running costs compared to electric systems, and improved efficiency over traditional gas systems, it has been criticized for ignition challenges, is advised against for extremely cold climates, and experts have cited possible design flaws with the hydrogenerator.

Understanding the Bosch 16H Hydropower System

The Bosch 16H Hydropower system, a product of Bosch’s extensive experience in water heaters, stands testament to German engineering’s high durability and quality. Equipped with safety mechanisms like overheat and flame failure protection, this Bosch hot water systems offers a secure and dependable hot water supply.

The system features:

  • Compatibility with both natural gas and LPG installations

  • A hydrogenerator that converts the energy from flowing water into electric energy for ignition, eliminating the need for a standing pilot light

  • An impressive flow rate of up to 16 liters per minute

  • Digital temperature control, allowing users to set the temperature precisely as needed.

How Hydropower Ignition Works

The Bosch 16H Bosch Hydropower system features a unique hydropower ignition system that requires no power point or batteries. This technology contributes to the system’s efficiency and reliability, especially in areas with limited or no electricity access.

The ignition mechanism uses the energy created by water flow to ignite the burner as soon as a hot water tap is opened and turns off once the tap is closed. This means Bosch 16H Hydropower units are not dependent on a power point for ignition, instead generating the necessary electric energy for operation through the water flow.

Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact

Illustration of energy-efficient technology

The Bosch 16H Hot Water System boasts an energy efficiency rating of 5.0*, resulting in minimized energy waste and reduced operational costs. Utilizing the Bosch 16H can lead to a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, making it a more environmentally friendly choice compared to an equivalent electric storage heater. With Bosch hot water technology, you can enjoy the benefits of a high-performance system while reducing your carbon footprint.

The system’s continuous flow technology ensures water is heated on demand through an efficient heating process, improving energy efficiency by 8 to 34% over traditional tank water heaters and reducing energy waste. As the system turns on, it heats water as it flows, providing a continuous supply of hot water without the need for a storage tank.

The Bosch 16H Hydropower system avoids energy loss during inactive periods, a common issue with electric hot water systems, by heating water only when needed.

Installation and Maintenance

Photo of a professional installation of a gas water heater

To ensure safe operation and optimal performance, the Bosch 16H Hydropower system needs to be properly installed and maintained regularly. Here are some important steps to follow:

  1. Install the system with a clear flue path and proper ventilation to prevent blockages and guarantee safe combustion.

  2. Meet installation codes and ensure safe operation by providing a minimum clearance space around the unit.

  3. Regularly maintain the system by checking for any leaks, inspecting the flue path for blockages, and cleaning or replacing any filters as needed.

By following these steps, you can ensure the safe and efficient operation of your Bosch 16H Hydropower system.

Yearly maintenance is advisable. This includes tasks such as cleaning the water filter and inspecting the gas connections. If the pilot light goes out, ensure the gas supply is turned on and follow the relighting instructions provided in the manual. It’s also important to use only authorized Bosch spare parts for any maintenance or repair to ensure system integrity and performance.

Easy Wall-Mounted Installation

The Bosch 16H Hydropower system offers the following benefits:

  • Designed for wall-mounted installation, enabling space-saving benefits

  • Easy access for maintenance

  • Does not consume a significant amount of room in your home

Moreover, included with the Bosch 16H Hydropower system is a mounting bracket intended for secure attachment to a load-bearing wall. This streamlines the installation process, making it easy even for individuals who might not be particularly handy.

Maintaining Your Bosch 16H Hydropower System

To prevent reduced water flow and maintain efficiency, regular checks and cleaning of the unit’s filters and aerators are necessary. Seasonal adjustments of water and gas controls can help manage the desired water temperature, compensating for changes in incoming water temperatures.

Having a licensed professional inspect the system every two years is beneficial for the proper and safe operation. Routine maintenance, such as:

  • cleaning blocked filters

  • checking for leaks

  • flushing the system is necessary to resolve issues like inconsistent hot water flow. Installation of an in-line water filter as part of regular maintenance can also prevent blocked filters.

Bosch 16H Hydropower: Performance and Reliability

Illustration of a reliable hot water system

While the Bosch 16H Hydropower system offers reliable performance, it should be noted that some users have reported challenges with its ignition process. In a serious incident, a 7-month-old Bosch 16H Hydropower unit caught fire, resulting in injuries and property damage.

An expert identified design flaws in the Bosch 16H Hydropower system, specifically mentioning the hydro generator as poorly designed and prone to galvanic corrosion. The system is also not recommended for extremely cold environments with extended periods of frost, and alternative models are advised for such conditions.

Suitable for Colder Climates

While the Bosch 16H Hydropower system may not be ideal for extremely cold environments, it can be suitable for areas that experience temperatures dropping to 0°C for short periods. Bosch recommends an exogel valve for the HydroPower 16H in such situations, ensuring better performance in colder climates.

Continuous Hot Water Supply

The Bosch 16H Hydropower system features:

  • Continuous flow technology, heating water only when it’s needed

  • Reliable source of endless hot water

  • Improved operation efficiency

  • Substantial cost savings

  • System is activated only when a tap is opened, ensuring no unnecessary energy is consumed

Temperature fluctuations in the hot water supply can be mitigated by increasing water flow and ensuring there are no obstructions such as dirty aerators or tapware blockages. To address the issue of hot water taking a long time to reach taps, it’s advised to either increase the flow rate or consider relocating the unit closer to the point of use.

Comparing Bosch 16H Hydropower with Other Hot Water Systems

The Bosch 16H Hydropower system offers several advantages over traditional gas and electric hot water systems. Some of these advantages include:

  • Lower running costs, potentially saving households up to $400 annually compared to electric systems

  • More cost-effective than electric systems

  • Reliable and efficient hot water supply

While gas continuous flow systems like the Bosch 16H Hydropower have higher initial purchase and replacement costs than tankless electric systems, their installation costs are lower and they are significantly more cost-effective to operate. The operating cost of tankless electric hot water systems can be 2-3 times higher than that of gas continuous flow systems like the Bosch 16H Hydropower for the average Australian family.

Bosch 16H vs. Traditional Gas Hot Water Systems

When compared to traditional gas hot water systems, the Bosch 16H Hydropower system offers superior energy efficiency and reduced emissions. The Bosch 16H produces fewer emissions than traditional gas hot water systems. Traditional gas water heaters typically have a pilot light that constantly burns gas, whereas the Bosch 16H only ignites on demand, leading to less wasted energy and reduced emissions.

The energy efficiency of the Bosch 16H is superior to many traditional gas hot water systems due to its hydropower ignition that doesn’t require a standing pilot light. This eliminates the need for an electric connection for ignition, offering energy savings over systems that rely on a continuous electrical supply. As a result, operating costs for the Bosch 16H can be lower than traditional gas hot water systems.

Bosch 16H vs. Electric Hot Water Systems

Compared to electric hot water systems, the Bosch 16H Hydropower system often incurs lower running costs, potentially resulting in energy expense savings. Installing electric hot water systems may require additional electrical infrastructure like a dedicated circuit or larger breaker, which can increase installation complexity and costs.

In comparison to electric hot water systems, the Bosch 16H tends to be more energy efficient, offering better overall performance with less reliance on a large energy supply.

Customer Testimonials and Reviews

Customers have generally highlighted the benefits and advantages of the Bosch 16H Hydropower system. One satisfied customer chose the Bosch 16H to ensure a continuous and ample hot water supply, highlighting its reliability for tasks like quickly filling a bath.

Yet, the system has its challenges. The Bosch 16H Hydropower system has been reported to fail igniting on the first attempt, leading to inconsistency in the hot water supply. Some customers also reported difficulty in maintaining desired water temperatures, facing challenges with water being either too hot or not adequately warm.

Satisfied Customers

Customers have given positive reviews, praising the Bosch 16H Hydropower system for its abundant and reliable hot water supply. One customer noted that the system marked an improvement from previous pilot types used.

Despite the positive reviews, some customers reported challenges with the system. Instances of the system failing to provide hot water at times were noted, with hot water being unavailable for up to three consecutive days in one case. Some customers also found the manual temperature and flow controls of the system cumbersome, likening them to operating an old camp stove.

Expert Opinions

Coming from industry professionals, technicians, or organizations, expert opinions provide formal assessments that are distinct from customer testimonials or feedback. One expert, despite certain issues, expressed a willingness to repurchase the Bosch 16H Hydropower system due to its redeeming qualities and overall satisfactory performance.

However, experts also identified areas for improvement in the system. The hydro generator has been specifically mentioned as poorly designed and prone to galvanic corrosion. Furthermore, the system’s design, which considers resin-encased electronics, means the entire component may need to be replaced if a failure occurs, as repairs are not possible.


To sum it all up, the Bosch 16H Hydropower system is a reliable and efficient gas-powered water heater that offers a host of benefits. Its energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact make it an attractive choice for homeowners looking for an alternative to traditional gas or electric hot water systems. The system’s hydropower ignition, continuous hot water supply, and easy wall-mounted installation all contribute to its appeal.

Despite its many pros, it’s important to note that the system may not be suitable for extremely cold environments and may experience issues with inconsistent heating and temperature control. Regular maintenance and proper installation are also crucial to ensure its safe operation and optimal performance. All in all, the Bosch 16H Hydropower system is a noteworthy contender in the hot water systems market, offering a blend of efficiency, reliability, and eco-friendliness.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Bosch 16H?

The Bosch 16H is priced from $1525 fully installed. This information is current and can help you make a decision.

How do you light a Bosch HydroPower 16H?

To light a Bosch HydroPower 16H, simply open a hot water tap and the unit will ignite using the energy from the water flow. When hot water is no longer needed, the unit will automatically turn off.

What is the difference between Bosch 10H and 10P?

The Bosch 10H is a recommended replacement for the Bosch 10P, offering a hydro pack ignition that eliminates the need for a gas pilot light, potentially saving on gas usage. This can be a great upgrade choice.

What is Bosch HydroPower?

Bosch HydroPower utilizes the flow of water to generate the electric energy needed to power the appliance.

How does the Bosch 16H Hydropower system ignite?

The Bosch 16H Hydropower system ignites using a hydrogenerator to convert flowing water energy into electric energy, eliminating the need for a standing pilot light.

Installation Service (Optional):
For your convenience, we offer an optional installation service through our network of trusted and professional contractors. Please note, the installation service is a separate arrangement directly between you and the contractor. Installation fees are to be paid directly to the contractor. We have carefully selected contractors based on their expertise and customer service to ensure you receive the best installation experience.

How It Works:

  1. Select Installation Service: Indicate your interest in installation service during the checkout process.
  2. Contractor Assignment: We will assign a certified contractor from our network to handle your installation.
  3. Payment for Installation: Please be aware that the payment for the installation service is to be made directly to the contractor. We do not collect installation charges on behalf of the contractor.
  4. Schedule Your Installation: The assigned contractor will contact you to schedule the installation at your convenience.
  5. Direct Support: For any questions or support related to the installation process, please direct your inquiries to the contractor.

Please Note: Our role is to supply the product and facilitate the connection with a certified contractor for installation services. All agreements, payments, and warranties related to the installation are between you and the contractor.

Experience the "Installed Today" Difference with Our Verified Installers

When you choose "Installed Today" for your installation needs, you're not just getting a product; you're gaining access to a network of rigorously verified installers dedicated to providing you with an exceptional service experience. Here's what you can expect when you opt for an installation by an "Installed Today" verified installer:

Professional and Efficient Service

  • Prompt Communication: Our verified installers will contact you within 2 business hours of receiving your order details to confirm and begin scheduling your installation at the earliest convenience.
  • Expert Installation: All "Installed Today" installers are highly skilled and qualified, ensuring your product is installed according to the highest industry standards and specific regulations in your area.
  • Clear and Professional Communication: From the moment they receive your order until the completion of your installation, our installers maintain clear and professional communication, providing you with all necessary information regarding your installation.

Peace of Mind

  • Insurance and Liability: Every "Installed Today" verified installer maintains comprehensive insurance coverage, giving you peace of mind knowing you're protected throughout the installation process.
  • Warranty and Quality Assurance: Enjoy a warranty on your installation, guaranteeing rectification work at no additional charge in the unlikely event of any deficiencies. Our installers strive to achieve a minimum 4.5-star average rating across major review platforms, reflecting our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Customer-Centric Policies

  • Customer Dispute Resolution: In the rare event of a dispute, our installers are committed to acknowledging and initiating the resolution process within 1 business day, aiming for a swift and satisfactory resolution within 5 business days.
  • Rectification Work Timeframes: Should any rectification work be necessary, it will be acknowledged within 1 business day and completed within 2 business days, ensuring minimal inconvenience to you.

Additional Services at Transparent Rates

  • Beyond Basic Installation: Our verified installers offer a range of additional services to complement your installation. All available services and their set rates are communicated upfront, ensuring no surprises.

By choosing "Installed Today," you're not just installing a product; you're investing in a seamless, quality service that values your time and peace of mind. Trust in our verified installers to exceed your expectations with their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to excellence.

This product description outlines the benefits and assurances provided by "Installed Today" verified installers, designed to inform and reassure customers about the high level of service they can expect.


Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast (EXCLUDING BAY ISLANDS) - 1 business day

Metropolitan Cities - Up to 3 Business Days

Non-Serviced Metropolitan Areas (confirmation via email to availability only) - Upto 10 business days


Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast (EXCLUDING BAY ISLANDS) - Up to 2 business days

Metropolitan Cities - Up to 4 Business Days

Non-Serviced Metropolitan Areas (confirmation via email to availability only) - Upto 10 business days


Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast - up to 5 business days

Metropolitan Cities & Centres - Up to 10 Business Days



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-Harvey Bay



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Brand - Bosch

Model - 16H

Volume (L) - 16

Height (mm) - 936

Width (mm) - 460

Weight (kg) - 19

Energy Rating - 5.0/6

Made In - China

Made By - Bosch

Maximum Warranty - 10years

Internal Material - Copper

Noise Level (dBa) -

Recommend Occupants -

Recommended Bathrooms - 1

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