Make sure your Hot Water System is winter ready
Almost no one checks that their hot water service is working properly.
I mean who cares?
It just sits there doing it’s thing.
You’ll soon care when you are having a shower and the water temperature drops to freezing. And to top things off you have a head full of shampoo.
Believe you me, it will most likely happen when you are having a shower.
So how can you avoid such a disaster?
By using our hot water system self check below.
Hot water system self check
Undertake a visual inspection to see if there are any leaks this includes the Pressure and Temperature Relief (PTR) Valve. That’s the one that you test every six months by lifting the lever to discharge water to ensure it’s not blocked.
Electric Hot Water System Check
Check to see that there isn’t any ant activity particulary around the element cover as a colony of ants can short circuit wiring
Twin element electrical hot water systems
That is an element at the bottom of the tank that runs on off peak electricity and an element near the top of the tank that runs on peak electricity.
The element at the top is there to boost your hot water during the day should you run out of hot water.
If your power bill seems to be high, there is a good chance that your bottom element isn’t working.
Get an electrician to check the bottom element.
Check the age of your Hot Water System whether it is gas or electric.
If it is more than 10 years old be ready for it to be replaced.
Do your research now because you won’t have time if it stops working and you may miss the opportunity to switch to a highly efficient hot water service.
Energy efficient heat pump hot water systems
If you old hot water system is close to the end of it’s life and you want to replace it with a heat pump hot water service it’s time to act before your system breaks down completely.
High efficient heat pump hot water systems are 400%-500% efficient compared to a standard electric hot water service, which is only 100% efficient.
You can literally save 75% of your hot water bill by replacing it with a heat pump hot water system
Call Joe Walkerden to find out more about low energy hot water heating systems
on 0418 124592