We provide Wollongong and wide Sydney Metro with 24 hour emergency plumbing hot water system assistance.
Our team offer planned preventative repairs, maintenance, servicing & replacement of all your water needs, specifically:
- Planned hot water systems maintenance;
- Installation, service and replacement of natural and electric gas hot water units; and
- Installation, service and replacement of boil/chill water units.
When you require expertise in repair & installation services, get in touch with sureplumb.
Types of Hot Water Systems We Repair & Install
Hot water systems in Wollongong are one of our specialities here at sureplumb. You rely on your systems for bathing and showering, cooking and cleaning.
Nothing is worse than turning on your hot water taps only to find you’re out of hot water. That’s why finding the most efficient system to install for your needs is important, whether you live alone or have a large family.
Here’s what you need to know as you make your choice.
Storage Tank Hot Water System
This is by far the most common kind of hot water system that people choose. It’s efficient, especially in homes that heat water using gas.
The system uses a large tank to store and heat water so that it’s ready on demand. Of course, choosing the right size tank plays a big part in the overall efficiency of your system. If you have a large family, you will need a larger tank to ensure that there’s always enough hot water when it’s needed.
If you live by yourself in a small home, you can get the efficiency you need with a smaller tank. When operated with natural gas, this kind of system is both energy efficient and produces hot water in the capacity needed.
At sureplumb, our plumbing specialists repair and install a range of storage tanks. So, when you call us at 2am due to your system needing repairs, you can be sure your hot water system is in great hands.
Tankless Hot Water System
Instead of holding water in a large tank, a tankless hot water system uses coils to heat the water on demand. When compared to a storage tank system, a tankless heater is more energy efficient, but isn’t as efficient at producing large quantities of hot water at the same time.
This kind of system is efficient if you don’t use several hot water sources at one time, running the shower and the washing machine at the same time, for example. Keep in mind that a tankless is most efficient using natural gas rather than electricity.
Less Common Hot Water Systems
Other, less common, hot water systems offer varying degrees of efficiency. A heat pump system is far more energy efficient than most other models, but not in areas where the weather gets very cold.
Solar hot water systems are quite efficient, but only in areas that get a lot of sunshine on a regular basis. A condensing system is an efficient choice for gas power and for homes that need a large capacity of hot water.
Signs You Need Hot Water System Repairs
No one probably gives hot water system repairs in Wollongong much thought until something goes wrong. You rely on them for bathing, cooking, and cleaning and it’s inconvenient and uncomfortable when it malfunctions.
When that happens, you need to call sureplumb. We undertake many jobs on hot water systems, both repairs and replacements, with top quality work and parts.
Your System is Old
With age, your hot water system is probably just less efficient and more prone to problems. These aren’t designed to last forever so it’s a good idea to keep track of how old yours is.
Most last an average of 11 years so if yours is that old or older, it’s probably a good idea to consider a replacement. Our residential plumbers help you choose the right unit for your home.
Leaks & Cracks are Starting to Show
Leaks are never a good sign and can lead to extensive damage inside your home if you don’t figure out what’s causing the problem and get it fixed right away.
Leaks can occur in an older unit, but even newer ones can be damaged and lead to leaks, though proper maintenance can control the issue. A leaking tank needs to be replaced as soon as possible by our plumbing professionals.
Discoloured Water Coming from Your Taps
If you aren’t getting clear water when you turn on the taps, chances are you need a new hot water system. The discolouration is likely due to a rusty hot water tank.
You’ll probably notice that you’re only seeing rusty water when you use the hot top, which is a good way to determine if this is your problem.
Rust inside your hot water tank indicates damage that probably can’t be repaired and you’ll need a new one as soon as possible.
Lack of Hot Water
If you notice your water turning colder more quickly than usual, your unit is likely malfunctioning. Not only can this be unpleasant, but it can be unsafe as well.
This usually happens as the hot water tank ages, where sediment builds up making it difficult to heat adequate supplies of water. A new tank should fix the issue.
Strange Noises or Smells from Your System
Strange sounds or odours coming from your hot water system definitely indicate a problem. You might notice a rumbling or banging noise, which usually happens due to the sediment that builds up in your hot water tank as it gets older.
If you detect strange odours from the tank itself or when you run the hot water, your system likely needs to be replaced.