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Common instantaneous gas hot water system problems

When it comes to hot water in your home, you've likely taken it for granted on more than one occasion (we know we have!). But what happens when your hot water isn't working right?

How do hot water systems work?

Although we don’t always remember it, the hot water system in your home is working hard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure you have hot water whenever you need it.

How does a gas storage hot water system work?

Gas storage hot water systems are a more energy efficient option than the traditional electrical storage systems, offering either LPG or natural gas choices and a fast reheat time.

How does an electric storage hot water system work?

Electric hot water systems are one of the most commonly used hot water systems in Australia, with around 50% of households across the nation using electric storage hot water units.

How does an instant electric hot water system work?

Instant electric hot water systems offer energy efficient water heating for both homes & businesses without taking up too much space.

How does an instant gas hot water system work?

Instant gas hot water systems, otherwise known as tankless, instantaneous or continuous flow, only heats water as and when you need it. This reduces the amount of water wasted duri

How does a heat pump hot water system work?

Heat pump water heaters are super energy efficient, using only around 30% of the energy utilised by traditional electric systems - even though they run on electricity. They use ren

Let's Take a Look at Hot Water System Costs

Now that we have covered the types of hot water systems, now it’s time to move onto hot water system costs (if you missed out on the types of hot water units, see Types of Hot Wate

Types of Hot Water Systems

Your hot water system just isn’t running like it used to, so you have decided it is time to upgrade or replace your unit with something new. You type ‘hot water systems’ into Googl

What is a tempering valve on a hot water heater?

A tempering valve, otherwise known as a hot water mixing valve or a hot water tempering valve, is a 2-inlet or 3-inlet adjustable mixing valve which is activated by temperature.

What is the difference between a thermostatic mixing valve and a tempering valve?

When you turn the tap on in your home or workplace, you expect water at the correct temperature to be delivered - whether that be hot, cold, warm or something in between. ‍

What size hot Water system do I need?

A huge component to consider when looking at upgrading or replacing your hot water system is size - what size of system should be. Whether it is a storage or continuous flow system

What temperature should my hot water be?

When it comes to hot water in your home or workplace, you likely take it for a granted a little - we certainly do! Turning on the kitchen tap and having hot water flow out, or turn

Which hot water system is best?

Selecting the perfect system will ensure you have ample hot water all year round, you'll keep your water heating costs down and you can reduce your impact on the environment.

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