Electric Hot Water

ELECTRIC HOT WATER SYSTEMS

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HOW DOES AN ELECTRIC HOT WATER SYSTEM WORK?

Electric hot water storage systems consist of a water storage tank and an electric element that is used for heating. The element automatically heats the cold water that is stored in the tank until it reaches a set temperature, at which time it switches off. The stored hot water is then available to use whenever you need it. When the stored hot water has been used, the tank automatically refills and the electric element begins to heat the replenished tank once more, meaning that you are never caught short with no access to hot water.

WHAT SIZE SYSTEM IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Electric hot water storage systems come in a variety of sizes, and the capacity of your hot water tank will ultimately depend on the size of your home and the space you have available. For instance, there are compact hot water storage tanks that can be situated under a kitchen bench, in a cupboard or in the laundry, while if you have more space available, or you need more hot water more often, there are larger units that have a storage capacity in excess of 300 litres. A four-person household typically needs a 125–160L tank for a continuous system or 250–315L for off-peak.

BENEFITS

One of the benefits of an electric hot water system is that you can generally program it so that it only automatically heats water during off-peak and low tariff times, as a means of keeping your electricity costs to a minimum. You can also set a maximum temperature to which the water will be heated, so there is no risk that the water in your bathroom or kitchen will be too hot to be used safely.

PROS

  • Same footprint when replacing a like-for-like unit, saving money on replacement costs
  • Most affordable unit to purchase
  • Lower tariffs are often available during off-peak times

CONS

  • Emissions are very high
  • When installed on an off-peak tariff, high chance of running out of hot water during heavy-load days

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ELECTRIC HOT WATER SYSTEM EMERGENCY?

Our experienced and licensed Adelaide plumbers are on call 24/7 to deal with all types of electric hot water system emergencies, including burst pipes and water tanks, faulty or broken elements, or water that is not heating up properly in your bathroom, kitchen or laundry.

At Aquatek Plumbing & Gas, our trained and licensed Adelaide plumbers have experience in installing, servicing and repairing both electric instantaneous hot water units and storage systems, and are equipped to tackle any sort of problem you might be experiencing, including:

  • Malfunctioning or broken electric element
  • Broken or faulty thermostat
  • Leaking or damaged storage tank
  • Water not being heated sufficiently
  • Low water pressure
  • Dirty or discoloured water

Aquatek Plumbing & Gas services all suburbs in the Adelaide metropolitan area. If you experience any issue with your electric hot water system call us immediately on 8123 3535, we are happy to help with expert advice and a free estimate at any time.

We are experienced in servicing and repairing all types of electric hot water systems, including instantaneous and storage tank units, and work with major brands, such as:

FOR 24/7 ELECTRIC HOT WATER EMERGENCY SERVICE CALL AQUATEK PLUMBING & GAS ON 8123 3535.

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OUR SERVICES

Aquatek Plumbing & Gas is your local Adelaide plumbing service and we are here to help you with a range of services.

24/7 Emergency Service

We can deal with all types of plumbing and gas emergency at any time of the day or night.

Hot Water

Installation and servicing for electric, heat pump, gas and solar hot water  systems.

Bathroom Plumbing

Hot water, clearing blocked drains, broken and leaking taps, vanity/basin installations.

Kitchen Plumbing

Hot water, leaking taps, filter tap installations, dishwasher and fridge installation.

Natural and LPG Gas

Specialists in installing, commissioning and repairing natural gas and LPG appliances.

Blocked Drains

Clearing blocked drains in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry, as well as main drains.

ABOUT US

At Aquatek Plumbing & Gas, we provide a comprehensive range of plumbing and gas fitting services across the greater Adelaide metropolitan area. With more than 15 years’ experience behind us, our qualified plumbers and gas fitters are all highly skilled and we pride ourselves on providing honest, reliable and affordable service. We are always quick to respond, whether it is a major emergency or minor repairs, and our team of professional and qualified Adelaide plumbers are equipped to tackle both the biggest and smallest jobs. As part of our first-rate customer service, we make sure that we offer competitive prices and workmanship of the highest quality. You can count on Aquatek Plumbing & Gas.

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