Hot water replacement and repairs.

Hot water replacement and repairs. from M.J.Walker Plumbing

By: M.J.Walker Plumbing  15-Feb-2011
Keywords: Plumbing, Plumbers, Gasfitting

 Hot Water is an important part of life. It is also something that is closely regulated by local councils and authorities. We can replace all types of electric and gas hot water systems including continuous flow hot water systems and heat pumps. Our services also include element and thermostat replacement for those times when the water just isnt hot. New hot water legislation in Australia requires that any hot water system on existing houses that includes pipework changes, must have a tempering valve installed. A tempering valve mixes hot and cold as it exits the system to deliver water at 50 degrees celsius. This lowers the risk of scalding as hot water is the main cause of scalding accidents in Australia.Below are our hot water services and some explanations regarding regulations:Hot Water System ReplacementThere are basically 5 different options you have to select from when buying a new hot water system. Natural Gas, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), Heat pump, Electric, Solar.1) Natural Gas : This is the best option if you have natural gas available in your area. It is relatively inexpensive to run and environment friendly.2) Liquid Petroleum Gas : LPG is the most expensive to run. Although it is enviromentally friendly, it is expensive.3) Heat Pump: Heat pumps will save you up to 70% of your electricity used for hot water heating. Heat Pumps cost around the same as Solar to purchase but installion costs are lower and there is no need for panels on your roof. They are useful if you have a high usage of hot water.4) Electric: Electric hot water systems are the most common. They are relitively inexpensive to run if on an Off-Peak Tarriff, however they are not so good for the environment.  If you are on a cheaper tariff you are actually using the electricity that is going to waste. Mainly there are 3 tariff options to choose from. A11, T31, T33.  NOTE By law if you have natural gas in your area then you are not permitted to have an electric hot water system . A11: This is your normal power that is turned on 24 hours a day.T33: This means that your hot water system is turned on for 18 hours a day. Your electricity to the hot water system will be turned off during the peak periods, generally in the afternoon. You need at least a 125LT hot water system to be on this tariff.T31: This means that your hot water system is turned on for 10 hours a day. Your hot water system heats up during the night. This tariff is the cheapest and less than half price compared to the A11. It is also better for the environment because you are using the electricity without raising the peak demand. You need at least a 250LT hot water system to go on this tariff.You should contact your retail electricity supplier for the latest and detailed accurate information.5) Solar : Solar hot waters systems are expensive to buy and moderately expensive to run. They run from the power of the sun, but need to be boosted sometimes when you run out of hot water, or when there is no sun. So for about a 3 months of a year be prepared to boost your hot water system. You can have it boosted by electricity or gas.

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