Have you noticed that your hot water system is not delivering the same way as it was when you got it installed? Is it just malfunctioning occasionally or has it stopped working altogether?
Hot water systems are one of the most used and important appliance of our households, yet the most ignored ones as well. We only think if something could be wrong with our hot water system, when we are running late and there is no hot water to take a quick shower and reach that important event on time.
As licensed plumbers in Sydney, we believe that a big question that would come to your mind when your hot water system is malfunctioning is whether should you repair your hot water system or should you replace it with a new one and get rid of the faulty system once and for all?
So how do you know? Here are some questions you need to ask!
How old is your hot water system?
When considering to repair or replace hot water system, the first thing you should be asking yourself is how old is your hot water system. If your hot water system is relatively new and still causing problems heating the water, you might want to call a plumber in Sydney to take a look and get a hot water repair.
Most hot water systems last for 12 to 15 years. If your system is older than 10 years and frequently causing problems it’s a sign that you should get it replaced with new hot water installation.
Not enough hot water?
If you are frequently running out of hot water this means that you have not installed the right size of the system, to begin with. No amount of repair is going to fix that. Your only option, in this case, is a new hot water installation to replace the existing system with a bigger one that fits your family’s needs.
If you are having problems like no hot water, not enough hot water or pilot burning out frequently, check if your hot water system is still under the warranty period. If so, getting hot water repair is the best and the most economical option for you.
Consider your life goals
This may sound a bit philosophical, however, it makes a lot of sense.
If you have moved to a property for a short period of time and have found that the hot water system is faulty, you would obviously not get a new hot water installation as you would move out soon. So in this scenario, hot water repair is the one you should go for.
On the other hand, if you are planning to live in a more sustainable way and are replacing a number of fixtures in your home like water-saving showerheads and dual-flushing toilets, it’s worth considering a hot water system replacement with a more energy-efficient alternative.
Whether you are planning on a new hot water installation or simply considering a hot water repair in Sydney, we are expert and licensed plumbers in Sydney and can help you with your next hot water need.
Feel free to give us a call at 1300 663 468 and we would be more than happy to give you a hot water quote!