General household Electric Storage Hot Water Systems range in sizes from 25 litres up to 400 litres. They are a very common type of hot water heater as they are simple in design and economical to install, but quite expensive to run
Everyone should be mindful of the cheap imported systems starting to appear in the Australian Hot Water Market, the assurance of a good lasting hot water system will live much longer than a few bucks in the wallet, remember the saying you get what you pay for, definitely applies here
Many residential units will have a 50L or 80L electric model in the kitchen, laundry or a cupboard. They are fine for 1-2 people, but you will need to be mindful of having a limited hot water supply. If you have enough space or a bigger household, a 125L or 160L system will provide you with more hot water but will cost more to run. Most 3 to 4 bedroom houses would have the bigger tanks, 250L, 315L or the 400L models. Usually these electric hot water systems are connected to off-peak electricity supply which gives a cheaper rate of electricity. Off peak supply is only available in times of low energy use - usually the middle of the night, heating and storing your water for use the next day. The larger electric hot water heaters can be twin element, so if you run out of hot water outside off-peak times, the top element will provide some hot water for you.
Unfortunately if you don't have off peak power relay and meter in your switch board already we have had cases where Energex are quoting $800 to $2000 to do this after its prewired by a electrical contractor
Sun City Hot Water Plumbing provide a FAST RELIABLE SERVICE to the Sunshine Coast & North Brisbane areas for all types of Electric Hot Water Systems
Things you should remember & check when engaging someone to install, repair or service your electric hot water system
The person carrying out your installation MUST hold a valid Plumbing Industry Council license if they do not or cannot produce this for you they should be reported to the Plumbing Industry Council immediately on 1800 682 02
Many plumbers think being a plumber is good enough to replace a electric hot water system
ITS NOT & extremely dangerous to themselves, your home & occupants, not to mention you would have NO manufactures warranty on your new hot water heater or even worse your household insurance could be void should something major happen to your home or a person within it
If the actual person carrying out the work does not hold a valid QLD Restricted Electrical license or has a Licensed Electrical Contractor disconnect the old hot water system before starting & then reconnecting the electric’s after the new water heater is installed your installer is not qualified to do the job they are doing
This is highly illegal & they should be reported to the QLD Electrical Safety Office immediately on 1300 362 320
A BSA license is a license issued by the Queensland Building Service Authority & anyone who contracts work must hold this license on top of the above workers licenses
It is illegal to contract work without a BSA license & anyone doing so should be reported to the Queensland Building Services Authority immediately on 130 272 272
Why choose US, other than the fact we have ALL the above licenses
We CAN repair your hot water system in most cases if it’s not producing any hot water
·Hot Water Elements can be replaced & we have them in stock right now
·Hot Water thermostats can be replaced, our service vehicles carry all types
·PTR valves & Cold water expansion valves can be replaced, we have all the required rated ones
·Anodes replaced every 5 years prolongs the life of your hot water heater & yes we have them in stock right now in our warehouse ready for immediate installation
In Fact all our service vehicles carry nearly every component for ALL the major Australian brands of hot water systems & we can have you back in hot water on the initial visit, saving you running around costs & time delays in ordering parts from the manufactures or getting the wrong people out
Looking for electric hot water systems Brisbane or in the Sunshine Coast?
Call Sun City Hot Water today on 1300 728 122!
Call the Hot Water System Specialist first for FAST service Today 1300 728 122
The hot water specialist for Sunshine Coast, North Brisbane & Gympie