Hot Water
Systems

Are you experiencing issues with your hot water system?

Have you noticed it leaking? Or maybe you know there is tan issue but you just can’t identify it.

Hot water services
we offer:

  • Repair
  • Replacements
  • Installation
  • Inspection

There are two types of water heaters: storage and continuous flow.

They each use a range of energy sources to heat the water including, electricity, gas, and solar.

When you are choosing system you need to consider the size of your property and the number of people, available space etc. Plumd in Plumbing can help you determine which hot water system is the most suitable for your household or office.

Electric:

  • A four person household commonly needs a 125-160L tank
  • Can be installed inside or outside
  • Electric instantaneous water heaters are also available
  • An electric system is usually cheaper to buy and install but
    more expensive to keep running

Gas:

  • A four person household commonly needs a 135-170L tank
  • Theres also an option of an instantaneous system
  • Usually installed outside because of venting requirements.
  • Has an energy efficiency star rating
  • LPG (Liquid petroleum gas) bottles are an alternative to
    natural gas, but they significantly cost more to run.

Solar:

  • A four person household commonly needs about two solar
    panels for a collection area and a 300-360L tank.
  • If the panels can’t be installed in a fitting location, they may
    be less productive and you will need a larger collection area.
  • The shortage tank usually has a electric or gas booster
    component to keep the water hot on days with not enough
    sunshine.
  • Solar hot water systems are more expensive initially, and
    more time consuming to install, but a good system will pay
    for itself in the long run because of the low costs to run it.

How do you know if your hot water system needs replacing?

  • It’s imperative to know the age of your hot water system.
  • The date should be on the manufacturer’s sticker near the top of the water heater, commonly found in the serial number.
  • Most hot water systems that are over 10 years old should be considered for a replacement.
  • As a hot water system ages, debris will build up on the bottom of the tank. As the debris heated and reheated, it willeventually harden. When this occurs you can sometimes hear a rumbling noise coming from the system as it heats
    up. This is a sign that it’s near the end of its life and needs to be replaced.If the water is rusty when it is coming out, that can be a sign that your hot water system is on its way out.
  • Rusty water can either be a result of rusty pipes or your water heater.If you notice moisture around your hot water system, you may have a small leak or crack in the tank. As the metal heats up, it expands and if their are small cracks, water can leak from the tank. If this happens makesure none of the connections to the tank have any leaks before replacing the heater.