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Buying A Second Hand Hot Water System

If you’re looking for a discounted hot water system then a second hand hot water heater could be the solution. The obvious advantage of buying a second hand hot water system is the price. Whether the unit is 6 months or 3 years old, the price of purchasing and installing a used hot water system will be heavily discounted when compared with installing the same system brand new.

However, when purchasing a second hand hot water system it is important to take into account the age and condition of the system, as well as whether or not it comes with a warranty. After all, it doesn’t matter how cheap you can get it if it stops working soon after it’s installed.

Considerations When Buying A Second Hand Hot Water System

Age Of The System

One consideration when purchasing a second hand hot water heater is the age of the system. Every hot water system will have the manufacture date on the compliance plate and it is important to check this before purchasing. This is because hot water systems have a limited lifetime of 10 to 12 years.

Additionally, in the process of uninstalling and then reinstalling a hot water heater the system has to be depressurised and cooled, and then pressurised and reheated. This can cause the tank to become weakened and potentially reduce the lifetime of the system. For this reason, if you’re looking to purchase a used hot water system it is best to only consider water heaters that are 4 years or younger in age.

Despite the extra wear caused by uninstalling and reinstalling a hot water system, if you can manage to find a unit less than 4 years old and in good condition, you could save yourself a lot of money.

Condition Of The System

Another factor to consider when looking to buy a second hand hot water system is the condition of the system. Some Ebay and Gumtree private sellers will try and sell damaged hot water systems at a rock bottom price where the buyer is none the wiser until it’s too late.

So, when buying a used hot water system it is best to purchase it from a licensed plumber and have them install it as well. It is also important to ask questions about the condition of the system before buying such as “when was the sacrificial anode last replaced?” and “when was the system last professionally serviced?”.

Sun City Hot Water & Plumbing only sell quality, late model second hand hot water systems that are in good working condition. We also replace the element, thermostat, and sacrificial anodes to ensure that you’re not disappointed in your second hand hot water system.

Included Warranty (If Any)

Finally, when purchasing a second hand hot water system you should take into consideration that warranty on the system (if any). Many sellers will assure you that their used hot water heater is in perfect working condition, however, short of having it inspected by another plumber, you can never be sure.

That’s why Sun City Hot Water & Plumbing offers 12 months fully warranty on any second hand hot water system we install. So you can rest assured that your hot water system will be installed correctly and in good working condition.

Sun City Second Hand Hot Water Systems

Don’t take the chance of buying a dud second hand hot water system that could give out a week after it is installed. For quality second hand hot water systems and installations at a great price call your local hot water specialists on 1300 728 122.

Click here to browse our current stock of second hand hot water systems including prices.

Note: Our second hand stock sells very quickly! We also sell ex-display stock and incorrectly ordered systems at discounted prices. Call us today on 1300 728 122 to find out what 2nd hand stock we still have available.

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