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Common Mistakes To Avoid

Has your hot water system stopped working? Looking for a cost effective solution that won’t break the bank? Read on for 3 common mistakes to avoid when replacing your hot water system that will save you money!

Replacing Your Old Hot Water System With The Same Model

One of the most common mistake homeowners make when replacing an old hot water system is installing the same type and size of hot water system. Just because your old hot water system served you well, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t better hot water systems out there that are more suited to your needs.

In fact, given that hot water systems tend to last around 10 years, it is highly unlikely that your hot water needs are the same as they were when you bought your last hot water system. This means that your old system is likely too large or too small for your current needs.

Additionally, newer hot water systems utilise modern technology to increase energy efficiency and reduce running costs. This means that you could be saving hundreds of dollars a year by simply doing a little research before choosing your replacement hot water system, rather than sticking with the same system you have now.

Choosing The Wrong Size Hot Water System

Another mistake that is commonly made when buying a replacement hot water system is choosing a hot water heater that is the wrong size for your needs. Many people think it’s better to buy a larger hot water system. However, if you choose a hot water system that is too large for your needs, you will be wasting money heating large amounts of water throughout the day that you won’t use.

Conversely, if you choose a hot water heater that is too small for your needs you will regularly run out of hot water and have to wait for a new tank of water to be heated. Additionally, the hot water system will be working on overtime to continually heat new tanks of water which can reduce the lifetime of your hot water system and even cause a premature breakdown.

Not sure what size hot water system you need? Call your local hot water system experts at Sun City Hot Water & Plumbing on 1300 728 122 or click here to read our article on how to choose the right size hot water system.

Paying Too Much For Hot Water System Installation

Finally, when replacing your old hot water system it is important to make sure you’re not paying too much for installation. Beware of hidden costs that aren’t included in the initial installation quote.

With Sun City you won’t have to worry about hidden or added costs. Our quoted prices are all inclusive so you can rest assured that there will be no additional costs*. Included in our quoted installation price is:

  • Hot Water Tempering Valve
  • Plumbing Industry Council Fees (every job MUST have a form 4 submitted & $35 fee paid)
  • Full Insulated Pipework at the Hot Water System (for better heat retention)
  • Licensed Plumbing & Electrical Trades-persons
  • Removal & Disposal of Old Hot Water System
  • GST

* ALL prices are quoted for a same location as existing hot water system installations & assumed your plumbing & electrical meet standards.

Note: a site inspection may be required to ensure that your existing plumbing meets current regulations.

Check out our product pages for individual hot water system prices or call 1300 728 122 for a quick quote. We also offer quality hot water system repairs and servicing. Choose Sun City Hot Water & Plumbing for all of your hot water needs, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane North wide.


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