If your old hot water system is on the blink or you’re building a new home and want a quality hot water system professionally installed, Refined Plumbing is the team to call. Not only can we remove your old hot water system and install your new one for you, we can advise you on the best size hot water system and the model to get to suit the needs of your home. You want a hot water system that’s reliable and can handle the workload of your household, so the right advice and professional installation are a must.
Is your hot water system not producing the same amount of hot water that it used to? Is the temperature simply not warm enough? Or, perhaps your hot water system has suddenly stopped working altogether and only cold water runs out of the hot water tap? You may not need to replace your hot water system with a new one. Refined Plumbing can take a look at your hot water service and, if it’s a viable option, we can repair your hot water system, saving you the money and the time it would take to replace it with a brand new system.
In order to keep your hot water system in good condition and heating efficiently, it requires regular hot water system servicing. Not only will this ensure your system always produces piping hot water on demand, but it can also save you some cash on your electricity bills. Hot water systems that are operating at their best will consume less power than a system that’s always struggling to heat the tank. Talk to the experts at Refined Plumbing and arrange for regular hot water system servicing, so your hot water system is working effectively and you always have hot water when you need it.
Hot Water Systems Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to heat a 250 Litre hot water system?
General rule of thumb is 1 hour for every 100 Litres of water. So if your system isnt hot in 2.5 hours for a 250 Litre it would be wise to contact Refined Plumbing.
What temperature should a hot water system be set at?
Your Hot water tank should be set at a minimum of 60 degrees celsius to prevent bacteria growth in the tank. It is a requirement that a tempering valve be installed to ensure the safe delivery of hot water is reduced at a maximum of 50 degrees to your common house hold.
Why is my hot water system not working – common problems
There could be a multitude of reasons why your hot water system isn’t working:
- First off establish the type of hot water system you have, Gas, electric, solar, heat pump.
- Second once you have established the type of unit you have you need to identify where the problem is. Is the hot water unit itself hot but the water in your taps not? The answer to this question will lead you to whether the supply to the tank is faulty (Gas, electrical, solar) or whether the problem lies downstream of your tank (tempering valve or pipework).
Is it cheaper to leave hot water on constant?
Keeping your hot water unit on will prevent bacteria growth in your water supply. However if you are concerned about the amount of power the hot water unit is using there may be some tips and tricks to offer. Contact Refined Plumbing to book a free safety check on your hot water system.
What are the signs your hot water heater is starting to fail?
Is your hot water unit taking longer to get hot? Is the amount of hot water you have less? Is your unit rusty or leaking?
How often should you drain your hot water heater?
Refer to manufacturer standards on how often to release the PTR valve. If unsure, give me a call to walk you through it.
Is it bad to turn your hot water heater all the way up?
You shouldn’t adjust the thermostat as there is live power adjacent if unsure don’t proceed without engaging professional advice.
Can a water heater be installed directly on the floor?
Each tank is different and is installed according to australian standards and manufacturers standards.
Does a plumber or electrician install a hot water heater?
A Liscensed plumber must install and certify the installation of a hot water unit. Refined Plumbing also holds a restricted electrical licence and as such can disconnect and reconnect an electric hot water unit. One call and one trade to sort all your hot water needs.
How much does a new water heater cost with installation?
Every hot water unit cost varies due to a number of factors. Contact Refined Plumbing for a no obligation quote.
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Call Izaak on 0405 142 154