What The Client Was After
Our client called us on a Saturday morning, worried that their 20-year-old instantaneous hot water heater had decided to stop working.
What Work Was Completed
We removed the old hot water heater and installed a new one while also adding new valves and fittings to ensure it’s longevity.
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Hot Water System
Your hot water system is a crucial component of your home, and recognising the signs that it may be time for a replacement can save you money and ensure that you have a reliable source of hot water when needed. Here are some of the signs it may be time to consult with a professional to assess your hot water system and determine if a replacement is necessary:
- Age: If your hot water system is more than 10 years old and showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time to consider a replacement to avoid any unexpected breakdowns.
- Leaks: The presence of any leaks or pooling water around your hot water system is a sign of damage, and it may be necessary to replace the unit to prevent further damage or potential water damage to your property.
- Rust or corrosion: If you observe any rust or corrosion on the outside or inside of your hot water system, it may be a sign of significant deterioration that may compromise the quality of your hot water, making replacement the best course of action.
- Noises: Hearing unusual noises coming from your hot water system, such as popping or banging, could be a sign of a malfunctioning unit that is unsafe to use and requires replacement to avoid any potential safety hazards.
- Inefficient heating: If your hot water system is not providing adequate hot water or you notice a spike in your energy bills due to inefficient heating, it may be time to consider a replacement for a more efficient model that meets your hot water needs.
- Frequent repairs: If you find yourself calling for repairs on your hot water system frequently, it could be a sign that your unit is reaching the end of its lifespan and may require replacement to prevent future repair expenses.
- Water quality issues: Any change in the colour, odour, or pressure of your hot water could be a sign of a failing hot water system that requires replacement to ensure that your water is safe and free of contaminants.
The Different Hot Water Systems to Choose From
When it comes to hot water systems, there are several options to choose from. Here are some of the most common types:
Electrical Hot Water System
An electrical hot water system heats water using an electric heating element in a storage tank, which is then delivered to fixtures when needed. While it can be cost-effective and efficient, it may require a larger initial investment compared to other types of hot water systems.
Gas Hot Water System
Gas hot water systems use natural gas or propane as the primary energy source to heat water. They typically consist of a storage tank connected to a gas burner, which heats the water in the tank and can be a cost-effective option for households with high hot water demand.
Instant Hot Water Heaters
Also known as on-demand water heaters, these units heat water as needed rather than storing it in a tank. Tankless systems are more energy-efficient but may not provide sufficient hot water for larger households.
Solar Water Heaters
These systems use energy from the sun to heat water and can be either passive or active systems. Solar water heaters can be very energy-efficient but require a lot of space and can be expensive to install.
Hybrid Water Heaters
Also known as condensing water heaters, these units use a combination of technologies to heat water, including a heat pump and a backup storage tank. Hybrid systems are very energy-efficient but can be more expensive to purchase and install.
Choosing the right hot water system will depend on your household’s hot water needs, budget, and energy efficiency goals. It’s important to consider all of your options and consult with a professional to determine the best hot water system for your home.
Where The Job Was Completed
Collaroy, NSW 2097
Who Worked On The Job
Sam – Owner
Charlie – Plumber
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