Hot Water Systems Newcastle

Our hot water plumbers have extensive experience in hot water repairs and hot water installations well-suited for the climate and water quality of the Newcastle area.

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Newcastle Hot Water Systems Types

What type of water heater should you buy if you live in Newcastle? It’s very dependent on a few factors and of course the individual’s needs and wants. The outline below is the pros and cons of each type of water heater for those who live in the Newcastle area. 

Solar Hot Water Systems

Solar hot water heaters are the most efficient water heaters on the market. These energy efficient hot water systems use less non-renewable energy than any other types of water heaters. Equipped with electrical or gas boosters, these will work rain hail or shine,  provided that these are installed correctly and produced by reputable hot water manufacturers.

They are the most expensive to purchase and install, however, they will give you the largest payback over their lifespan than any other. Buying solar hot water systems gives you $1000 government rebate. Solar hot water systems should be your number 1 choice if you can afford the upfront supply and install cost.

Heat Pump Hot Water

Heat pumps are second next to solar when it comes to hot water efficiency. Heat pump hot water heaters are outstanding in many ways. The technology has been around a long time and it gets better every year. Heat pumps have received a bad rap over the past years. However, manufacturers have stepped up their game. New heat pump hot water models are now quieter, more efficient and aesthetically pleasing.

Purchasing heat pumps gives around $800-$900 worth of government rebates. It is an ideal addition to any house or business that has solar power installed. Different heat pumps have different features and settings that can be programmed on a user-friendly display or even via an app on your phone. Heat pumps are best for greenhouses that generate their own power.

Gas Hot Water Systems

Gas hot water heaters provide plenty of hot water fast that’s why most people love them. They offer a range of many different sizes and types including the traditional gas storage hot water system or the instant gas or instantaneous hot water systems.

Whilst not the most efficient water heaters in the market, they are affordable to purchase and install and do what they are designed to do and do it well. They are perfect for the larger family and with establishments with several users.

Electric Hot Water Systems

Electric hot water systems are the most common hot water systems installed all over Australia. There is a large range to choose from as far as size and brands and will be the cheapest to purchase and install. Depending on how much you pay for power and what times of the day you use this power will greatly affect the efficiency and cost to run these systems.

Electric hot water systems are a great addition to any house that has solar power already installed provided that you are running these systems in conjunction with your solar system and at the times of day when the energy is free or cheapest.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Hot Water System

here are many options and many different types of heaters and possibilities, however, you need to decide what hot water system will suit you and your families needs. The main contributing factors when deciding what is best hot water system for you are as follows:

Budget

How much can you afford upfront? Environment friendly and energy efficient hot water systems cost more than the traditional electric hot water systems. However, your  cost savings on your energy bills especially when you have off-peak tariffs would help you get the returns on your hot water investment.

Fuel Source

Can I get enough solar power from my place of residence? Do I have mains gas connection or is there a reliable LPG provider in my area? You need a licensed gas fitter to set up your connections if there is none. Good thing is, the Plumbing and Electrical Doctor also has a team of gas fitters to serve you. 

Size

What size will suit my needs and showering habits? Consider how many people would be using hot water at a given point in time. You also have to count how many appliances and bathrooms that would require hot water during peak and off-peak hours.

Installation Location

Location of the water heater plays a big factor in how long the water heater will last. For whatever reasons hot water tanks that are installed inside always seem to outlast the units that are installed outside. On the other hand, installing them inside will pose danger if there is a leak as it can cause serious property damage and flooding.

Warranty

We recommend sticking to reputable hot water brands with longer warranties. The warranties will vary across manufacturers. We advise purchasing water heaters with no less than 10 years warranty.

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Hot Water Repair

Noise coming from the water tank is a sign of sediment buildup. Draining the hot water tank can solve the problem. If water is leaking, it could be due to worn out hot water fittings or broken pipes. These can be easily repaired and replaced.  However, when it comes to leaking water tanks, we recommend a new hot water system replacement immediately. 

Hot Water Servicing

Hot water servicing and the intervals in which you service your water heater will play a large part in how long your system lasts. It’s recommended that you have your hot water repaired or serviced in Newcastle every five years. The replacement of the sacrificial anodes is also a must.

Hot Water Replacement

There are many factors to consider when it comes to hot water replacement. You need to ask yourself if your demand for hot water has changed, and how much cost you would like to pay upfront for a new hot water replacement. It is always easy to replace an old hot water heater with the same model and make because the setup is already in place. But that should not stop you from asking your hot water plumber for expert hot water advice on what better options are available in the market that could benefit you in the long run.

New Hot Water Installation

If you have a hot water installation job in Newcastle, you can install most brands and makes. Always check the manufacturer’s recommendations for your area before installing a water heater. There are some makes and models that are not suitable for certain areas and water qualities. When you have a licensed plumber in Newcastle to install your new water heater, he must install a pressure limiting valve on the cold water feed to your water heater. This valve reduces the pressure to 500 KPA ensuring that the system isn’t affected by excessive pressure. Manufacturing warranties will be void if a pressure limiting valve is not installed in your hot water system.

Newcastle Trusted Hot Water Brands

  • Rheem Hot Water System
  • Rinnai Hot Water System
  • Dux Hot Water System
  • Thermann Hot Water System
  • Apricus Australia Hot Water System
  • Vulcan Hot Water System
  • Everhot Hot Water System
  • Bosch Hot Water System
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