Did you know an instantaneous hot water heater in Sydney has an average life expectancy of 12 years?

With little to no maintenance in the life span of the hot water heater Sydney, its no wonder why these hot water systems are so popular in Australian households.

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Plumbing for Hot Water Systems Sydney

The Problem

Hot water systems Sydney are a basic necessity and to a certain degree, it is something that we take for granted, till the time something goes wrong with it.

Different things can go wrong with hot water systems and several symptoms may show

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Leaky “hot” pipes

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Brown coloured water? You’re putting your family’s health at risk!

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Leakage from the base of the hot water installation

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No water in the taps at all

The Solution

Regardless of what the problem is with the hot water system, we will be able to repair hot water system for you.

We have the experience, expertise, knowledge, expert personnel and the latest equipment to handle all types of issues with hot water systems.

If there is an emergency hot water repair Sydney, we will handle it in the shortest possible time and we also attend to all standard requests for hot water systems problems the same day.

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24/7 Emergency Hot Water Sydney

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Same Day Hot Water Replacement

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Lifetime Guarantee on Workmanship

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Charges are by Job, not per Hour

Gas Hot Water Systems Sydney

Continuous flow hot water systems and storage tanks are extremely sough after for several reasons. Continuous flow hot water units take up a fraction of the size of a storage tanks and cost approximately 30% less to run than electricity. A large range available at extremely competitive rates

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Electric Hot Water Systems Sydney

Sizes in all brands and models for any application. Sizes ranging from 25L to 400L. Electric hot water systems are easy to maintain and having an off-peak option could be a great way to save money long term

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Commercial Hot Water Systems

Specialist commercial hot water models for any application required. High demand systems with circulating pumps are extremely common with a wide range of products available for both gas and electric

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Hot Water Heat Pumps Sydney

Primary energy source is used by drawing air into the hot water system from atmosphere.

A secondary electric power back up is also needed for these systems to operate. Government rebates are accessible on installation of a new heat pump.

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Solar Hot Water System Sydney

Considering the amount of energy used daily, solar hot water heater Sydney could be a fantastic cost saving option

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Crucial warning signs your hot water system needs a service or replacement

Hot Water System Warning Signs

Our recommendation

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The gas system turned off suddenly & will not re-ignite

Needs Servicing

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Rust is present at the bottom of the tank

This is a clear indication the tank is on its way out. Organise a replacement quote ASAP

Replacement ASAP

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Water is leaking from the base of the tank

Replacement ASAP

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Brown coloured water is running through your hot water taps when in use

This is a clear sign the internal material of the tank is rusted and is on its way out. This is a clear health hazard and the tank should be replaced ASAP as showering or washing in rusted water is extremely dangerous and unsafe for one’s health.

Replacement ASAP

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Your TPR valve is leaking water continuously

This is the valve on the side of the tank which needs to be released every 6 months for 30 seconds to prevent any rust build up within the tank.

Replacement ASAP

Fix urgent hot water system issues ASAP

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Tempering Valves & How They Work

What are they used for?

The main purpose of a tempering valve is to ensure scalding does not occur if a child or person with a disability was to come into direct contact with water exceeding 50 degrees and burn themselves at a tap.

Most storage tanks come with a present temperature of 60 degrees to kill disease off like Legionnaires Disease which means we then need to install a tempering valve which carefully mixes cold and hot water together to achieve the 50 degrees required.

Below are common tempering valves

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Standard Tempering Valve

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Themostatic Mixing Valve

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Replacing a hot water heater - regardless of the type of heater or location of the heater

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When doing new hot water pipe work on an extension, all NEW work is required to be tempered

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50°C at the outlet of sanitary fixtures used primarily for personal hygiene purposes for all other situations

There are dangers associated with NOT having a tempering valve installed on your hot water system

Ensure tempering valves are installed

It is critical that your plumber installs a tempering valve once your hot water system has been installed or major renovations or extensions are completed at your home. There are potential dangers if a child were to come into contact running hot water exceeding 50 degrees.

Comply with NSW legal standards

Its important to know legally, kitchens and laundries are areas in which temperatures exceeding 50 degrees are allowed in NSW. Again, if children are in constant contact in this area, it may be a good idea to ensure water does not exceed 50 degrees if a genuine risk is present with children being scalded.

This is an approximate chart in which third degree burns will occur

55°C

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Rheem Hot Water System adult time to get burns = 30 sec
Gas Hot Water System child time to get burns = 7 sec

60°C

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Rheem Hot Water System adult time to get burns = 5 sec
Gas Hot Water System child time to get burns = 1 sec

70°C

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Rheem Hot Water System adult time to get burns = 1 sec
Gas Hot Water System child time to get burns = 0.5 sec
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What is the difference between a Tempering valve and a Thermostatic mixing valve?

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Repairs vs Replacement

Once a tempering valve has exceeded 5 years and is fluctuating in temperature, the tempering valve needs to be replaced. A thermostatic mixing valve can easily be repaired

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License & Accreditation

A plumber must be accredited in the installation and service of a Thermostatic mixing valve.

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Child/Age Care Facilities

A thermostatic mixing valve is required in locations such as, Childcare centres, Hospitals, Aged Care facilities and any area which may hold vulnerable or young children. Temperatures should not exceed 42 degrees as opposed to 50 degrees which a tempering valve allows through

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12 months vs 5 years Maintenance

A thermostatic mixing valve needs to be tested every 12 months. A tempering valve last 5 years and needs replacing once it stops operating correctly.

How do I isolate the water to my hot water system?

Watch how you can isolate your water yourself, at your property

The isolation process

At the bottom of your storage tank, either to the left or the right of the tank, a valve should be shut off in the opposite direction its currently installed.

Valves in the off position will always be against the flow of water or need to be screwed in clockwise to close and counter clockwise to open.

If you have an instantaneous hot water unit, the green valve or the middle valve should be turned horizontally to isolate the water.

The valve should look like one of these

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Which hot water system brand should I choose?

There are many hot water system brands and it can become very confusing as to which brand to choose, as there are multiple models and sizes.

The main points one should always consider when selecting the best hot water system for their home:

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Size of the Tank

How many people are currently living in the house? This is important as if more people could potentially live in the house later, tolerance for extra people should be factored in. It is important that your hot water plumber Sydney assists you in selecting the sizes of hot water systems.

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Available Gas

Do you have gas on your property? If gas is on the property, there really is no reason why electric tanks should be installed. Gas Hot Water Systems are extremely cost effective and very reliable. Gas Hot Water Systems also come in a variety of options which are important to be presented to you.

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Spacing Issues

Is space an issue? If gas is available, a continuous flow hot water system takes up a ¼ of the room a traditional storage tank would. This is usually why we urge all our clients to allow us to provide an Onsite Inspection.

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We test the Rheem hot water installation and our expert plumbers will fix the problem within the shortest time possible.

We always suggest to all our customers that it is best to have us handle maintenance of hot water systems in their homes. It ensures that the hot water system stays in a good condition and that no sudden problems arise out of the blue. We handle every Rheem hot water repair in a meticulous manner and ensure that you get value for money in every job we take up

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Rapid Response Team on Standby

As soon as we receive an urgent call that a hot water system has broken down or burst, our office staff place urgent priorities on burst hot water tanks. We will ensure that we have one of our technicians attend within 90 minutes of receiving the call

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Layout Options for You

Once were onsite, we can offer different options and sizes which best suit your household needs

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Regularly Check the Sticker

Hot water systems generally last 8-10 years on average. Regularly checking your hot water sticker (If electric will be found on the top of the tank if gas inside the panel at the bottom of the tank) is critical in planning for your next hot water system.
Once a tank bursts, its generally panic stations and no thought or allowance is given for any future add on’s or changes which may occur. Its generally always replaced like for like. Plan ahead, check your stickers and monitor your hot water system once it reaches the 8-year mark so when your tank does need replacing, you are well informed and know exactly what system is best suited for your property.

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Can we have a hot water system replacement on the same day?

We have suppliers all over Sydney who carry an extensive range of hot water systems for any application needed. When your hot water system breaks down, rest assured, Sydney’s Plumbing Specialist’s will have it replaced or serviced too on the same day... no questions asked! Our aim is to ensure your family is comfortable and have running hot water in an event of any urgent hot water repairs which may be occur.

We also work closely with electricians where needed to install waterproof power points when converting storage tanks to instantaneous gas hot water heaters. We handle the entire job

Get your hot water system serviced or replaced on the same day!

What are the top reasons why hot water installation costs vary from home to home?

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Access

If access is difficult or a hot water system is installed for example in a roof space or underneath a house, this will vary the price slightly between a standard installation

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Size & Brand

Different households require different hot water L/Min demands meaning the exact same sized house with the same amount of people may require a different tank due to the amount of water being used

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Incorrect Sizing

If gas and water lines need to be upgraded due to incorrect sizing especially when installation gas instantaneous units, this could be a contributing factor between homes

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Water Usage Amount

The amount of water one family may use per the amount of people living in a house – compared to another differs scientifically. If a family has young children and parents use an extensive amount of hot water, this can vary between households significantly

Hot Water FAQs

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When it comes to the running costs of a hot water system, the answer will depend on different situations. For example, it would depend on whether you have roof space necessary for a solar water heater, access to natural gas, and the energy tariff in your area. If natural gas is readily available, then a gas-boosted solar system, continuous flow water system, or 5-tar gas storage unit would work best. If you have low off-peak electricity tariffs that might have the lowest running costs.

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When it comes to instantaneous hot water systems or tankless water heaters, are there is a wide range of options to choose from. Many different brands manufacture these systems, and you can select from Vulcan, Rheem, Rinnai, Dux, Zip, Paloma, Bosch, and more. All of these products come with excellent warranties, and you can trust their quality. However, when it comes to selecting the best instant hot water system, it is best to consult experts like us for detailed information about the pros and cons of these units before making your choice.

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A hot water system of a good brand is built to last for at least 10 years or more. However, if it is not giving hot water, there could be various reasons for it. The heating element may not be working as it should. You would also have to check whether there is no hot water at all or the water that you get is inadequate or less hot than usual. Call in a plumber to inspect the unit and determine why it isn't functioning correctly.

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Every hot water system has a Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve or TPR valve at the top. As its name suggests, it is built to release the excess pressure from the system. It may occasionally leak some water when this process is taking place, and that is normal. However, if you find a constant flow of water coming from this point or any other point in the hot water system, it is dangerous and something that you need to get fixed without delay from a licensed plumber.

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If you find that there is a leakage in your hot water system, you need to determine where it is coming from. If you find that there is a little bit of leakage from the TPR valve, it is not something you need to worry about as at is standard. However, if you find that water is flowing profusely from the top or any other area of your hot water system, you would need to call a licensed plumber in Sydney to get it inspected and repaired.

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Whenever you are buying a hot water system, you need to factor in the cost of the product, installation charges, and ongoing operating costs. The latter is crucial in calculating the overall cost of a water heater in your home. Electric system running costs are in the range of $700 – $925. Gas works out to $295 – $665, solar system running costs are $65 – $365, a heat pump will cost $160 – $385. The cost will vary based on the actual usage of your property.

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Most hot water system manufacturers recommend that you need to flush the water heater at least once annually. This is a critical maintenance aspect. however, the frequency of flushing the system would depend on the area and water quality. If you have hard water in your home, it would likely need more frequent flushing. However, it is best to follow a manufacturer recommendation unless a licensed and experienced plumber suggests otherwise based on your specific location and water quality on your property.

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Low water pressure and hot water unit is something that many people have to deal with. There are various reasons for this. Sometimes it could be because the hot water unit is functioning incorrectly. In other cases, sediment or rust built up at the bottom of the hot water tank or pipe leading to the showers and taps can also result in low hot water pressure. If the distance between your hot water tank and the taps and showers is lengthy, it can impact the pressure.

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If you find that the water and your home is not sufficiently hot, there could be various reasons for this. A certain amount of assessment and inspection would be needed to determine what is causing the problem. However, one of the first things to do is check the thermostat on the system. See whether it is set at the right temperature. If it is, the next step would be to get the hot water unit inspected to determine whether it is functioning as it should.

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Hot water systems life expectancy generally varies between 8-12 years. Regular maintenance and checks on a hot water system can prolong the life of a system if well maintained over its life span.

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Rheem, Rinnai, Everhot and Therman would have to be the top brands for hot water systems.

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A Rheem hot water system should last anywhere between 8-12 years as a general rule of thumb. Some hot water systems have lasted over 15 years if well maintained and checked throughout the course of its life. Rheem hot water systems are an extremely reliable hot water system and are one of the best in the market.

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