Hot Water Systems
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Hot water systems technology has come a long way over the years and where in the past options were somewhat limited, today there is many different varieties and combinations available to suit your home, commercial shop or large industrial plant site.
A common misconception is that when your hot water heater system is on the way out, has failed, it simply gets replaced with one exactly the same unit.
However, with advancing technologies, new products are now available that may offer you a more economical, more efficient and better suited system.
At Plumstar we can advise upon the correct system for your application.
Our technicians will attend, investigate and recommend the best suited product for you home, commercial shop or large industrial site by taking into consideration:
- The size of the property, building or premises to suit the new application.
- The number of people residing there or consumption demand.
- Geographical location, the direction the property faces for solar applications.
- The peak times of usage and output demands
- Available services & resources being gas, solar, electric.
- Space requirements and limitations
- Ventilation and flueing requirements as to ensure plumbing compliance.
Common Hot Water Problems
- Running out of hot water
- Excessive hot water bills
- Hot water delivery comes out dirty or rusty
- Leaking tank, lack of pressure or total failure
Hot Water Solutions
Every type of hot water heater system involves dangerous elements.
Combinations of electricity, gas, water, flame, steam and pressure are all potentially threatening if not treated with expertise and care.
To maintain a safe hot water heater and to make sure that it’s running optimally, maintenance is required.
Plumstar recommend that you get your hot water heater serviced every 2 - 3 years, just to be safe.
Typically, a hot water heater has a 7 - 10-year life span, however we regularly see hot water heaters that are 10, 15, even 20 plus years old.
Keeping them maintained will prolong the life of your heater and prevent dangerous situations from occurring, so give us a call and let one of our expert technicians come out and service, advise or replace your heater failed hot water system today.
Here are the different types of Hot Water Heater systems combinations currently on the market that can be installed and serviced by Plumstar.
A storage heater is a tank that heats the water within and distributes on demand. Storage heaters are available in many different sizes, normally ranging from 50 litres, right up to 300 litres. They also come in different types, so you can have a storage heater that runs on electricity, gas, solar, or combinations. Storage heaters are available in both internal and external models.
Instantaneous hot water heaters
Instantaneous heaters operate by heating water on demand. They enable you to have ‘endless hot water’ because there is no storage tank, which means it can’t run out. Instantaneous hot water heaters are also quite small in comparison to storage heaters which allow them to be installed in places that don’t have a lot of space. Instantaneous hot water heaters are available in both internal and external models
Solar Hot Water
Living in a country that has an abundance of sun, it makes perfect sense to utilise it wherever we can. As the name suggests, solar hot water uses the sun (solar) to heat water. It works by circulating water through a series of panels that are positioned (normally on a roof) to gain maximum sun exposure. Solar hot water is quite versatile as in most cases, it’s used in conjunction with electricity, or gas to maintain supply when there’s no sun.
Heat Pumps are a more form of renewable energy that in many circumstances use up to two-thirds less electricity that an electric hot water heater. Heat pumps employ remarkable technology that extract heat from their surroundings, then through a process involving compression and condensing, that heat is raised to a point where it’s able to heat water in a tank. That all sounds complicated, however put simply the process is kind of like ‘reverse refrigeration’.
As you can see, choosing the right hot water system for your home, business, commercial shop or large industrial plant site is not as simple as it may first seem. The highly experienced hot water experts at Plumstar can help you make the right decision, so give us a call so we can assist you with your requirements.
Some of the reputable brands that Plumstar recommend: