Installation For All Hot Water Systems
Electric Hot Water Systems
An advantage of having an electric hot water system storage system on a property that has several stories is that wherever the location of the heater whether the attic or loft area, you may be able to achieve an exception flow rate of the water. This can be done even when you are not able have the water storage system installed in loft of the property. You will still be able to have high pressure hot water.
Gas Hot Water Systems
Gas hot water systems also come with several advantages. One of which is that they require low maintenance and they do not break down often. With a gas hot water systems your heating or supply of hot water will not be interrupted suddenly. Gas hot water systems provide hot water over the long-term. The drawback to these systems is that their costs over time will add up.
Solar Power Hot Water Systems
As more people become concerned with the escalating cost of energy a great exodus is taking place as green / renewable energy becomes the mainstay of our society. Solar power systems will cost a little more for installation but you can be sure that the savings will add up in a few years.
Not having the correct hot water storage solution can create inconveniences for you and your family. Without hot water, you will experience daily challenges.
The basic components of a solar hot water storage system consists of a heater and storage module. The storage module may come as a tank or cylinder. Solar water heaters are designed to be fuel efficient and this means that a homeowner is able to save up to 70% on the cost of heating water over the life of the unit. This number is extremely impressive when you consider the actual cost of the investment can be recouped in a few years.
Hot Water Repairs for Sydney Residents
There aren’t many things more inconvenient to Sydney-siders than going to take a shower to start your morning off right and discovering that your hot water system is on the blink – or not working at all – and you don’t have access to the on demand water that you were expecting!
For the most part, hot water heater repairs should be tackled by licensed plumbing professionals (like us here at Silverwater Plumbing), but you can still take this opportunity to diagnose your system and determine whether or not you are comfortable moving forward with a DIY hot water tank repair solutions.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you out!
Shutdown your hot water before attempting any emergency hot water system repairs
The very first thing you have to do when you’re dealing with a hot water heater (gas hot water heater or electric heater) that isn’t working the way it should be is to shut down the water supply to the heater system itself.
Any emergency hot water heater repair is going to be stressful, but it’s going to get even more frustrating and even more stressful – as well as potentially dangerous – if you start tinkering around with your hot water heater tank without shutting off both of these water supplies.
Test critical elements of your hot water heater independently
Depending upon the kind of hot water heater you are dealing with – and the kind of hot water system repairs you may be looking into – there are a variety of different critical elements that you want to look at to diagnose exactly what you are up against.
For starters, you want to look into the fuel source or the heating element of the hot water heater system itself. If you’re dealing with a gas system, you want to make sure that you have a steady supply of gas, that there aren’t any leaks, and the gas heating system hasn’t conked out on you.
If you’re dealing with an electric heater system, you’ll want to check thermostat, the heater element, the wiring, and any other electrical components to better understand exactly what you are dealing with.
Inspect for burned-out components, leaks, or other obvious signs of damage
During this inspection – and certainly before you tackle any gas hot water heater repairs or electric heater repairs – you’re going to want to look for burned-out components, leaks, or any other obvious signs of damage. These are signs that something is seriously wrong with your hot water system, and you’ll want to begin looking for hot water repair solutions that you can take advantage of ASAP.
Fixing obvious and easy to solve problem areas as a DIY hot water tank repair project is one thing. Attempting an overall fix of a system that is broken, damaged, or shutting down is something else entirely – and something best left to the experts.
If you feel you’d like proper hot water system repairs in Sydney performed by legitimate experts that know exactly what they are doing, reach out to our plumbing Sydney professionals here at Silverwater Plumbing to assist. You won’t regret it!
Hot Water System Replacement When It Can’t Be Fixed
As we here at Silverwater Plumbing understand better than most, hot water systems need to be replaced on a semi-frequent basis – and should be replaced a lot more often than most homeowners are aware.
As a general rule, hot water replacement should be taken care of every 8 to 12 years – and if your hot water heater is significantly older than that you’re going to want to take the plunge so that you can leverage everything that new energy-efficient and on demand hot water systems have to offer.
To help you make this decision, we highlighted a couple of questions you’ll want to ask yourself before you dive right into the hot water unit replacement project.
Has your hot water heater stopped working or no longer works reliably?
This should be a no-brainer, but if your hot water system is no longer working, or no longer works reliably, it may not be time to tinker and adjust or repair and maintain the unit but instead to replace the entire system out right.
Only the best plumbing professionals in the local area (like our own) are going to be able to tell you whether or not it’s advantageous to repair or replace your hot water heater. But if the system continues to let you down, the odds are pretty good you’ll want to move forward with a full-blown hot water system replacement than trying to put Band-Aids on a system that is only going to give out sooner rather than later.
Is your hot water system not capable of producing the capacity of hot water you need a daily basis?
Another reason a lot of people move forward with hot water unit replacement has nothing to do with whether or not the system is working reliably but instead whether or not the system is capable of producing the capacity of hot water a family needs on a daily basis.
There’s nothing worse than getting the last shower of the morning and finding you only have about 30 seconds or so of hot water before it gets ice cold. Even if your hot water heater is working the way it should, it may not have the capacity of hot water you need on demand throughout the day. This is a big reason to make the change.
Could you save a lot of money with a hot water replacement unit?
Today’s advanced hot water service replacement technology gives you an opportunity to leverage new solutions, new tools, and new energy-efficient modules that help you save a lot of money (both upfront as well as over the long haul).
Obviously, you’ll need to make sure that your hot water system replacement has been installed properly, that your plumbing is capable of handling the new unit, and that you’ll be getting the energy efficiency and hot-water capacity benefits you were expecting.
But when you choose to work with our Silverwater Plumbing professionals to get the job done right the first time around you won’t have anything to worry about!