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Hot Water System

Is my hot water system due for a service or replacement?

Your hot water System should be serviced every five years. If longer, your manufacturer’s warranty may be deemed void. Servicing your hot water system will get it back to its normal function. However, eventually your hot water system will need to be replaced.

Do I need a new hot water system or just a service/repair? Here are a few things to counter for when making this decision.

 

The age of the hot water system

The original manufacturer information should indicate the time frame expected, however most hot water systems are expected to last between 8-12 years. If your hot water system has been in place for 15+ years and is constantly making noise and failing to provide hot water consistency, then this is a strong suggestion that it’s time for a new one. If you are unaware of the age of the water system and you live in an older property, it is recommended to ask a professional to examine it.

 

The water is not hot enough

Is your shower turning cold halfway through your shower? Or failing to heat up at all? This issue could be caused by a faulty thermostat or a broken heating element. In some cases, resetting the thermostat can improve the issue immediately and possibly replacing the thermostat may be the only replacement you may need; however, it is recommended to have a professional identify the issue for you.

 

Sizzling or hissing noise

If your hot water system is making a lot of noise, this generally means its time for a replacement. In some cases, A faulty relief valve may be the issue and will require replacement.

 

Rust around the fittings

Generally, when there is corrosion around your hot water system it means you have a leak. Tightening the fittings may help, however they might need a full replacement. Let a professional help and assess the problem.

 

What should I consider, If I need to completely replace my hot water system?

Firstly, you’ll need to choose the heating method: Electricity, gas or solar. Many hot water systems could lower your energy bills, plus reduce the amount of greenhouse gas you produce. Heating methods and size of your hot water system will have an effect on your energy bills. Be sure you are buying a system that is not larger than what your household needs as you’ll save a substantial amount of money. Give our local electrical services call on 03 9909 5369 And let us know how we can assist you in regard to your hot water system

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