What are the Best Hot Water Systems in Australia? 


Some of the major brands of hot water systems in Australia are:  AquaMAX  Bosch  Dux  Rheem  Rinnai  Quantum  Thermann  Vulcan  AquaMAX  They started in 1988 and since then they have manufactured more than half a million water heaters. Over the years they have won several awards and continue to practice excellence in production and quality control in their local plant at Moorabbin, Victoria.  Bosch  With their headquarters and technical centre at Clayton, Victoria, over the years

Are Heat Pump Water Heaters Worth It? 


Heat pump water heaters only use 30 per cent of the energy of conventional electric hot water systems (source: Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water). They’re highly efficient because they absorb the free heat from the surroundings and use that to heat the water. It’s like the reverse of how refrigerators work, where instead heat is pumped out of the fridge to keep the interiors cool.  With this greater efficiency of heat pump

When Should I Worry About My Water Heater? 


Some of the problem signs are:  Not enough hot water  Leaks  Weird noises  Foul-smelling water  Your hot water system is already 10 years old  Not enough hot water  Perhaps it’s now time to buy a water heater with a larger capacity. This way, there will be no problems even during simultaneous demand for hot water or peak use (everyone’s showering or someone is in the bathroom while the other one is using it for washing).  Leaks 

What Would Cause an Electric Water Heater to Stop Working? 


Electric water heaters stop working often because of:  Blown fuse  Tripped circuit breaker  Faulty thermostat  Malfunctioning heating element  Leaks in the pipe or storage tank  Water heater is undersized (water doesn’t get hot enough because supply doesn’t meet your demand)  Any of these problems can cause your electric water heater to malfunction. It’s important to call a hot water technician right away so that the problem won’t get worse. This way, the defect can still be

Should You Buy an Electric, Gas or Solar Water Heater? 


When choosing a hot water system, you should consider the water heater type (electric, gas or solar) and their upfront and running costs. This is one way to gain long-term savings and get the most out of your hot water system.  Electric, gas or solar?  Here’s a quick comparison among the three types:  Electric (cheapest to buy but with the highest running cost)  Gas (traditionally the most economical type because of the good balance between the

Repair and Maintenance of Solar Hot Water


Solar water heater repairs often happen because of the following:  Leaks from tanks and pipes  Solar collectors not working  Problem with the electrical components  Discoloured water  Not enough hot water or water is not hot enough  These problems are common and may happen from time to time. However, a good way to minimise their occurrence is by having the solar hot water undergo periodic inspection and maintenance. This task often checks the following parts, components and

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