Did you wake up this morning and find you have no hot water in the house? Call Mr Emergency we are able to send a plumber out to your premise any time of the day or night to repair, service or replace you electric hot water system. We are available 24/7 so it doesn’t matter when the problem arises we are able to have someone come out and look at repairing the system, even on a public holiday like Christmas.
An electric hot water system is plugged into a power outlet and heats the water when it is required. The element that is inside the unit is sparked when the hot water tap is turned on. Some solar systems also have electric booster elements to help with the reliability on the unit to produce ongoing hot water. The main reason someone would get an electric hot water system is usually because there is no gas mains at the property. Electric system are commonly the most expensive systems to run overall, especially with the frequent rising of electricity prices.
There are some local governments that have banned electric hot water systems due to their energy efficiency being low and if you are needing a replacement hot water system and your current one is electric and you’re in one of the areas that they are banned in, don’t stress there are other options for you, either solar powered, heat pump or gas (you will need to have gas at the property or get LPG bottles installed).
The common brands we work with each day are as follows AquaMax, Bosch, Chromagen, Vulcan, Rheem, Dux and Rinnai plus others.
Here are some of the common reason an electric hot water system might fail to work:
- Sediment build up inside the unit
- The heating element can become faulty
- Blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker
- External damage to unit like exposure to weather or physical damage to the unit
- Leaking units
- Loud noises coming from the unit
We will always endeavour to repair your existing system, but if we feel it isn’t financially viable or it just can’t be repaired the plumber will assess the site and give you a quote for a supply and install of a new system either a storage unit or an instantaneous flow unit. If you are happy with the quote the plumber gives to you, he will be able to go and source the unit, come back and install the unit to your premise most of the time on the same day. All our workmanship and parts come with a 12 month warranty so if the same problem happens within the next 12 months we will come and fix it free of charge.
When you call the plumber out the have a look at your electric hot water system, no matter if it is for a repair or to give it a service, the plumber will come prepared for the job with his van full of the tools and required parts for the job. An electric hot water system can be a tricky appliance and it is recommended not to try and fix or install it yourself, not only will it void the warranty on the unit but you are putting yourself and everyone on the premise in risk if something was the happen like it burst and spray boiling hot water on to someone. Our plumbers have the licensing and the years of experience working with these units to get the job completed safely and correctly the first time. Let our team of experts take the stress off you and give us a call next time you are experiencing issues with your electric hot water system.