Today most people want to get hot water on demand in their homes. Continuous flow hot water systems provide water as you use it through a small wall-mounted device. The advantage of this system over the tank- stored hot water system is that the volume of water in use heats up and the unit switches off as soon as the tap is turned off. There is no waiting time to get hot water, and it is a more energy-efficient system.
We at Mr. Splash Plumbing can install all types of hot water systems, including continuous flow units. We will provide you all the information you need about the different types of systems and what their pros and cons are. If you are looking for an affordable, energy-efficient solution, continuous flow hot water systems are the right choice. There are numerous benefits to these systems, but here we mention the major ones:
- Hot Water Exactly When You Need It
Hot water when you want is a significant point in favour of continuous flow hot water system. You also get the volume of hot water you want, without worrying whether there is enough hot water or not. You do not have to worry about storing additional hot water or use it sparingly to make hot water available to your family members. A sudden cold shower does not hit you while bathing as in the case of a storage hot water systems.
- Space-Saving Solution
Hot water storage tanks are bulky and occupy more space. In contrast, continuous hot flow hot water systems are space-saving. They are compact, and neat looking and can fit into small bathroom spaces as well.
- Low Operational Costs
A lot of energy is wasted when you store water in a tank at a specific temperature for later use. But when hot water is available any time, you eliminate energy waste because you switch the system on when needed and switch it off when not in use.
- Zoning Options For Temperature Control
You can select the temperatures you like to use for various activities. For example, you can set a higher temperature for the kitchen and laundry areas, and the bathroom temperature can be set lower, based on your needs.
- Keeps Bacterial Growth At Bay
People are unaware that stored water in a tank breeds bacteria and a disease called Legionnaire. To avoid this, you need to maintain the water temperature at 60 degrees C wasting energy and increasing your energy bills. Tank-less continuous water flow heaters are free of any such problems.
- Green Certification
Why do most continuous hot water systems have 5 Energy Star ratings and an average efficiency of 95%? The simple answer is that these heaters add 75% less to greenhouse emission than a tank hot water system.
In addition to the installation of hot water systems, we also handle all other big and small plumbing jobs expertly. For any plumbing enquiries, feel free to contact Mr. Splash Plumbing at this number- (02) 8093 5457 or send us an email via this contact us form to schedule a booking.
Signs That Your Hot Water System Needs Replacement
Hot water systems are integral to all homes and they last for a number of years. But they are subjected to daily use and ultimately show signs of wear. Even a hot water heater technician would find it tricky to give an opinion on the right time to upgrade the system. But it is not difficult to identify some clear signs that your hot water heater needs replacement.
Indications That you Need to Replace Your Hot Water System
The experts at Mr. Splash Plumbing have put together this list of signs that indicate you need to get hot water system replacement done:
- Duration of Use
The expected life span of hot water systems is around 10 to 12 Years. If you look at the manufacturer site, you can get an idea about the expected life span.
If the water system is in use for 15 to 20 years, it has lived its life cycle. It is overdue for a replacement if it’s over this age and will be noisy and inefficient in delivering hot water consistently. If you are living in an old house, you may have no idea about when the hot water system had been installed. In such a case, you need to get a professional plumber to inspect it and tell you whether you need to replace the system or repair a certain element.
- Not Hot Enough Water
If you find that you are standing under a cold shower for too long before the hot water starts flowing, it’s a good idea to get the system checked by a professional plumber. The cause of the problem may just be a faulty thermostat or a burnt or broken heating element. Replacing the faulty component/s, might get the system up and running within no time, at very negligible cost.
- Unusual Sound From The Tank
When a hot water heater starts making strange noise such as hissing or sizzling, you need a plumber to diagnose the problem. After an inspection, he may find that a faulty valve needs replacement. It is necessary to speak to a plumber to replace the valve because the correct type of valve with accurate pressure rating is required.
- Sludge Or Rust Accumulation Around The Fittings
A leak can be the result of corrosion around the hot water system’s fittings. You might need to replace the fittings if the problem is not resolved by tightening the fittings. Hot water systems leaks are not easy to fix, and a professional plumber can assess the leak and fix the fault in the system.
Reliable Plumbing Services
The qualified plumbers at Mr Splash Plumbing are experts in helping Sydney families with all their hot water system installation, repair, and replacement requirements. We offer the best services at the most reasonable rates. Our team will provide you information about the different types of systems available which will help you make a better-informed decision about the one you want.
For any plumbing enquiries, feel free to contact Mr. Splash Plumbing at this number- (02) 8093 5457 or simply send us an email via this contact us form to schedule a booking, and we will respond promptly.