Hot Water Tank Repairs & Replacement
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Are you experiencing Hot Water issues? Our Hot Water Electricians & Plumbers can provide same day repairs or replacement of your hot water tank. For immediate service call 0423 562 257
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Our Hot Water Services
Hot Water Tank Repairs
Element & Thermostat Replacement
Hot Water Tank Replacement
Electric Hot Water Repairs Sutherland Shire
From hot water trouble shooting to repairs, we are experts when it comes to your hot water systems and can have your hot water back up and running in no time. Common Hot Water Systems issues which we can repair or replace:
- P.C.B Board
- Wiring Harness
- Electric Valve
- Tempering Valve
- Pressure Valve
- Terminal Block Connection
Hot Water Element & Thermostat Replacement
Electric Hot Water storage tanks have a thermostat and an element which can commonly fail mid way through the tanks expected life span. The good news is that both are relatively simple and low in cost to replace and repair by an electrician. We can easily inspect and run tests on your hot water tank to determine if you require a thermostat or element replacement before you invest in a new hot water storage tank.
Hot Water Tank Replacement
Ideally, hot water storage tanks should be replaced once it has reached the 10-year mark for most models. The manufacturer’s label on your hot water system will often include the manufacture date which allows you to estimate the age of your unit. If you can’t find the manufacturer’s label and are having ongoing problems, it is best to get in touch with a licensed plumber who can check your hot water system and let you know if it’ll last for a few more years or whether it needs to be replaced. Hot water manufacturers are constantly advancing the energy efficient operation of electric water heaters to produce systems which provide homes small and large with reliable hot water with significantly reduced power costs. What does this mean for you? It means when you replace the old electric system you can choose from a huge product range which will supply hot water to your home for much less.
If you have an Electric Storage Tank or Electric Heat Pump service which is leaking or producing lukewarm or rusty water, we can provide a replacement unit on the same day. We stock all sized tanks from major brands including Rheem, Rinnai, Vulcan, Solahart, Bosch, Dux & Everhot.
Common Tank sizes we stock:
80L Hot Water Tank
125L Hot Water Tank
160L Hot Water Tank
250L Hot Water Tank
315L Hot Water Tank
400L Hot Water Tank
How to find the right size hot water system for your home?
On average each person in your home will use around 50 litres of water per day, however, this can vary from person to person dependent on how often you wash your clothes in hot water, use the dishwasher or the length of your showers.
Benefits of Electric Hot Water
- easily upgrade your old system
- off peak or economy tariff connection options
- available anywhere
- indoor and outdoor installation
- from compact 25L units to large, family sized 400L units, there’s a model for every home
- single and twin element systems available for extra heating boost.
Peak or Off Peak Hot Water
If your chosen power source is electricity and you’d like to keep the costs of running a hot water heater down by connecting the system to an off-peak tariff (often between 10 pm and 7 am) you’ll need to install a larger system as it will need to supply hot water to your home for the whole day and will only reheat at night (during the off-peak times).This applies to solar hot water systems as well as they only heat water during the day (without the booster function).
Alternatively we can install a timer on your hot water system so that you can choose the ideal time, i.e the most cost effective time, for your hot water system to be heating up, potentially saving you thousands of dollars every year on your energy bills.
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5 Signs your hot water system needs to be replaced
- If your hot water system is between 10-15 years old and keeps breaking down frequently, start looking for a replacement before it fails completely.
- You aren’t getting any hot water or lukewarm hot water.
- You can hear a sizzling noise from the tank.
- You can see rust around the fittings or your hot water is brownish in colour.
- Leaks from the valves or pipes.
Common Hot Water Issues our Electricians can repair
True Local Electricians Sutherland Shire can assist you with problems associated to:
Faulty Circuit Breaker
If your circuit breaker has been tripped and you have tried switching it back on and it will not reset, an underlying issue is present which we needs to investigate further. This may be a sign of a faulty breaker in your switchboard or a faulty electrical cable/connection.
Hot Water Element
If the water that is flowing through your taps but is cold. Then it most likely that your Element which is faulty and need repairs. True Local Electricians are qualified to replace your Hot Water Element
Hot Water Thermostat
If the water that is flowing through your taps is warm but not cold. Then it most likely that your thermostat, booster and off-peak relay switch are faulty and need repairs. True Local Electricians are qualified to replace your Hot Water Thermostat
Hot Water Tank Replacements
If your tank is not repairable, we can supply and install a replacement Hot Water Tank whilst also performing the wiring disconnect and reconnect. Call us for a quote on a new hot water tank on 0423 562 257
Common Hot Water Issues our Plumbers can repair
True Local Plumbers Sutherland Shire should be called if your Hot Water Tank is showing signs of splits and leaking and needs replacement. The most common issues causes of a Hot Water Tank to fail is:
Tank is older than 10 years: If your water tank is more than 10 years old you should consider replacing your tank as it has approached the end of its life. We supply quality Australian brands such as Rheem who offer a 5 year warranty
Rusted base: Rust is commonly observed the base of the hot water system, and also likely that the inner tank has also rusted as a result and the entire system will need to be replaced.
Water Leakage: Water leakages will be immediately noticeable and are the first indication that the tank has split and will need replacement.
No Water: If there is no water coming through any taps then you will most likely require the tank to be replaced with a new Rheem Hot Water Cylinder
Pressure Relief Overflow: If you lift your pressure relief valve and water runs out from it continuously, you will need to lift the lever to see if this stops the overflow. If not call us at True Local Plumbers
Split Water Tank: A split water tank is an indication of tank failure
Water Discoloration: If the water is discolored or tainted then the tank is most likely at the end of its life and require a replacement
For all Plumbing Hot Water issues, phone us on 0423 562 257
24/7 Emergency Hot Water Repairs
True Local Electricians are based locally in the Sutherland Shire providing 24 hour service to get your hot water back on asap during your emergency. We understand that without hot water, it can be difficult. Nobody wants to take a cold shower in the cold morning. Identifying the problem by yourself can be a problem and time-consuming. Even if you find out about the problem, you may need the assistance of a qualified electrician to solve the electrical problem. Contact our 24/7 emergency electrician to take care of your hot water system today and have it repaired immediately.
True Local Electricians are qualified to manage:
- Electric Hot Water
- Gas Hot Water
- Solar Hot Water
- Heat Pump Hot Water
- Instant Hot Water Heater
- Under Sink Hot Water
If you are in the Sutherland Shire and searching for hot water system repairs near me (You), we can help! Complete the online booking request form or phone us to make an appointment with our friendly electricians to check over your hot water tank today! We provide hot water repair services to all areas across all the Sutherland Shire including Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bonnet Bay, Burraneer, Caringbah South, Caringbah, Como, Cronulla, Dolans Bay, Engadine, Grays Point, Green Hills Beach, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Illawong, Jannali, Kangaroo Point, Kareela, Kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Loftus, Menai, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Port Hacking, Sutherland, Sylvania, Taren Point, Wooloware, Woranora, Woranora Heights, Yowie Bay.
Trouble Shooting Tips & Checks you can perform yourself
There are a few steps you can undertake yourself at home before calling an Electrician or Plumber to inspect your Hot Water Tank which will say you time and money.
Circuit Breaker & Trip Switch: Ensure that the circuit breaker in your switchboard has not been tripped to the off position. If the switch has been tripped then try returning the switch to the on position and wait to see if the problem has been resolved.
Pressure Relief Valve: You should periodically check and release the pressure built up in your pressure relief valve to test the system. This is found as a little lever at the top which you can lift to let water run through the overflow pipe. A fully functioning valve will only let less than a cup of water out each day
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Frequently Asked Electrical Hot Water Repair Questions
How long do hot water systems last?
Hot water systems have a life expectancy of 8-20 years, depending on the style. However, with regular maintenance, their useful life can be extended indefinitely. The different types of hot water systems have different lifespans:
- Gas Hot Water: 8-12 years
- Electric Hot Water: 10-15 years
- Solar Hot Water: 10 years
- Heat Pumps Hot Water: 15 years
- Tankless or Continuous Flow Water heaters: 20 years
These figures are a rough estimate and their actual lifespan would depend on how well you maintain the system as well as the water quality and pressure in your area.
When to replace the hot water system?
Ideally, it should be replaced once it has reached the 10-year mark for storage models. The manufacturer’s label on your hot water system will often include the manufacture date which allows you to estimate the age of your unit.
If you can’t find the manufacturer’s label and are having ongoing problems, it is best to get in touch with a licensed electrician who can check your hot water system and let you know if it’ll last for a few more years or whether it needs to be replaced.
Are Hot Water Systems Fixed by Electricians?
Yes they can – We are able to repair the tank if the issue relates to electrical supply, thermostat or elements, or order a replacement to be installed. At True Local Electricians, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of electrical hot water systems and can provide you with priority hot water repair services on the same day. Both our True Local Electricians and True Local Plumbers may be expected to complete the work when it comes to moving, upgrading or repairing hot water systems. Please phone us on 0423 562 257 for advice on your hot water issues.
Is the Hot Water Heater Electrically Connected?
Yes, if you have a tank-style water heater powered by electricity, in the case of a power outage, the water heater will stop heating water. On the other side, water that has been heated up to the point where the power goes out will retain its heat for some time after it has been stored in the insulated tank. This reserve of hot water will last for a few days.
Should I Call a Plumber or an Electrician to Repair My Hot Water Systems?
An electrician can assist you in the first instance with hot water issues if the water coming from your hot water service is cold. Issues can stem from an electrical problem from a tripped circuit breaker,or defective thermostat & element and should be eliminated before a plumber is called in. Not to worry, we can still assist you by sending out one of our True Local Plumbers
Why is my hot water system leaking?
You should take immediate action to fix any hot water leaks as even a small leak can be very dangerous or cause extensive water damage. Depending on the condition of your hot water system, it might be possible to repair the unit or in extreme cases the system will need to be replaced. A leaking water heater can be due to various reasons such as broken pressure relief valves, damaged tank, or even loose pipe fittings.
What to do when your hot water system is leaking?
- Check for the amount and frequency of the water leak from the unit
- Identify the source of the leak
- Turn off the hot water supply from the mains if the leak is extensive
- Call True Local Electricians
Fully Licenced & Insured Emergency Hot Water Repair Electrician
True Local Electricians provide rapid emergency hot water repair services to residential and commercial properties services throughout The Sutherland Shire. We’ve been the reliable electrician for home and business owners in Sydney for more than 15 years and hve fostered a strong reputation for quality, affordability and fantastic customer service. Electrical problems seem to always occur at times where you least expect them to, which can impact bottom line or a seemingly smooth flowing weekend. Rest assured that if hot water issues should arise, True Local Electricians are always a phone call away and have fully stocked vans in The Sutherland Shire. Our team are fully qualified electricians with extensive industry experience. We offer many electrical services from re-wiring, switchboard upgrades, power point installation, fault diagnosis, routine maintenance, LED lighting and Level 2 electrician services.