Hot Water is an important part of life. M.J.Walker Plumbing 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 isn’t hot.
Hot water systems are also something that is closely regulated by local councils and authorities. 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.
Here are our hot water services and some explanations regarding regulations:
There are basically five different options to select from when buying a new hot water system. Natural Gas, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), Heat pump, Electric, Solar.
NOTE: By law, if you have natural gas in your area then you are not permitted to have an electric hot water system.
You should contact your retail electricity supplier for the latest and detailed accurate information.
If you’re tired of waiting long periods of time for hot water to flow through kitchen taps, there is a solution! We can install small, under bench hot water systems that heat water instantly. Systems such as the Stiebel Eltron, are perfect for one tap installations in homes offices and tea rooms.
Sometimes components of hot water systems can fail, leaving us with cold water running through all taps. This can be as simple as a faulty heating element or thermostat. However, this can be a sign that your hot water system may be on its way out.
These are the main and most expensive part of a hot water system (besides the cost of the tank). None of these are included when a hot water system is purchased from a manufacturer, however, without them installed the manufacturer’s warranties are void. Our services include supply and replacement of tempering valves, control/non return valves (duo valve) and pressure limiting valves.
Don’t forget! We deal with all major brands! However, we do recommend quality Rheem and Vulcan hot water systems. Contact us today.