Selecting a Suitable Hot Water System
A number of factors go into choosing the right water heater for your home. Your budget and space limitations are both considerations, as is the size of your home and your daily hot water requirements. Disaster Blaster Plumbing Hot water System Specialists will analyse your circumstances and help make the most suitable decision based on your needs and suggest products that are right for you.
There are two main types of water heaters: Storage and Instantaneous (Continuous Flow). Instantaneous heaters heat the water instantly and provide continuous flow around the clock, while in storage heaters, water is heated at particular time of the day mainly during off peak and stored in a tank.
Disaster Blaster Plumbing Services have over a decade of experience and continually get trained to handle every kind of repair to all brands and models of water heaters, we assure you will be getting your hot water fixed properly.
Electric water heaters can heat water at any time of day and are by far the most expensive option. Off-peak electric (which heat only when tariffs are lower) and gas systems have similar costs, depending on the tariffs you have to pay.
Ideal for use with money saving off-peak tariffs Come in range of sizes from as small as 25L up to generous 410L generally have a lower install cost than other types of water heaters.
Smaller Capacity – 25 to 80L
For units, apartments small offices & tight spaces
Larger Capacity – 125 to 410L
For the medium to large family and commercial projects
Produces much less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) than electricity to heat the same amount of water.
Continuous Flow – Hot water that never runs out
Tank Storage – Mains Pressure hot water
This is a very important device, as it controls the temperature (60 – 70C) and will also cut off the electricity supply to the element through its over–temperature cut out, if it senses a very high (90c) temperature.
The thermostat labours hard, switching on and off thousands of times over a few years, and needs to be checked for performance at least every 5 years.
Imagine the scenario. The Thermostat has failed, your tank is reaching boiling point, and the Temperature Relief Valve is not functioning!!! Please get it checked.
GAS Hot Water units also have a THERMOSTAT, but it’s a bit more high tech than its electrical cousin. Mainly because it’s controlling the temperature, as well as the gas flow, and will also shut itself down if there is an over temperature or gas flow problem; this device also works extremely hard over the years.
In NSW, a tempering valve is mandatory for all hot water systems
If you look closely at the large black dial, on top of your gas Unitrol valve, it is numbered 1 to 7. If you turn the dial to 1 this is the “vacation” point, the pilot light will stay on but the main burner will not fire up. When you return from holidays you just simply turn the dial to between 5 & 7, the burner will fire up & you should have hot water in about 1 hour.
If you’re Gas Hot Water Unit Pilot Flame goes out! There are relighting instructions on the inside lid of your tank, or for indoor models on the tank itself. If you have any difficulty at all, please call our office and one of our staff will be glad to give you all the instructions to get you going FREE; and if all else fails we will make arrangements to have one of our servicemen come out within 24hrs.
A water heater is a fairly simple system, and when it stops working, this issue can usually be traced back to one of a few component parts. Common and easily replaceable culprits include any of the following:
Each of these components is fairly simple to replace. If your hot water heater is less than ten years old, replacing the broken part is a sensible, cost-effective option.
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When you call Disaster Blaster Plumbing Services, you'll get quality service that's guaranteed to be done right the first time. When you need a water heater installed in Sydney, our team offers transparent pricing with no overtime charges — it's all part of our commitment to surprise-free billing. We promise to treat you and your home with respect.
When it comes to quality, we back up everything we do with a comprehensive life time warranty on all workmanship. Trust our team to fix it right the first time, at a price that works for your budget.
For over a decade Disaster Blaster Plumbing Services have been a trusted Australian family owned and operated company installing and maintaining heating systems for Sydney Residents. Our team of specialist are always dedicated to deliver honest, cost-effective, professional heating installations and/or repairs. Fill out our online form to provide information and request your FREE estimate. We also offer VIP discounts and options for new hot water system installations. We look forward to providing your home with heating thatyou can count on!
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