If you are in need of a temporary hot water system whilst deciding on your best course of action, Refined Plumbing has you covered. We can remove your old unit and install the temporary one on the same day – all whilst advising you on the best solution to suit your heating needs.
Fancy a cold shower? Didn’t think so… You might not know it but parts of your hot water system such as the PTR, ECV and Anode all need replacement every 5 years. Don’t wait, these are essential components to your household heating system, get your hot water unit serviced today!
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.
Tips to save power on your hot water system
Take Shorter Showers – Baths can consume loads of water so if the goal is to reduce the amount of hot water your household is using, it’s best to stick to short showers instead of baths.
Install Low Flow Shower Heads and Tap Fittings – these low flow devices are designed to produce a satisfying and powerful jet of water while reducing the amount of water being used.
Switch to a Front-Loading Washing Machine – top loading washing machines use a lot more water than a front loading machine.
Wash Full Loads in Your Dishwasher – wait until you have accumulated a full load before operating the dishwasher. You’ll use a lot less power and water this way.
Don’t Use Hot Water When Cold Will Do – do you really need to turn on the hot water tap or will cold do?
Reduce the Size of Your Hot Water System – Another way you can reduce your energy consumption when it comes to using hot water is to downsize your hot water system.
Dripping Taps Should Be Repaired – Dripping taps could be wasting electricity if the drip is coming from the hot water source.
Get A FREE Hot Water System Health Check
- Safety check
- Temperature check
- Wear & Tear check
Call Izaak on 0405 142 154