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Help – I have no hot water! Common hot water problems

2018-10-17T03:38:07+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Plumbing|

Hot water is a necessity this winter; there’s no doubt about it!

We use hot water to shower, wash our clothes and dishes, and to heat our house. Without hot water, we’d be stuck this winter.

If disaster strikes this and you are caught without any hot water, don’t panic. H2-Pro Plumbing is here to help you out with all your hot water needs.

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Hot water systems

Your household hot water system is a vital part of your home, and is key to keeping your house working efficiently and staying comfortable. According to recent research, hot water accounts for 25% of the typical home’s energy usage.

Whether your system is gas, electric or solar powered, we have the expert knowledge required to install, assess, and repair your system with quick results.

No hot water? Common hot water problems

Have you encountered any of these common hot water issues?

  • Water leaks
  • Temperature problems
  • Odd noises
  • Low or poor water pressure

Your home’s hot water system is going to get quite the workout this winter season, so it’s important you know if it’s not working to its full potential!

If you are looking for emergency plumbing repairs in Eltham or the surrounds, call us now for an immediate response.

 

Handy hot water saving tips

Staying warm this winter doesn’t need to be hard on your wallet.

To ensure you don’t end up spending a fortune this winter, we’ve come up with a few strategies to help you save.

Upgrade your hot water system

Having an efficient hot water system is essential for saving water and keeping your monthly expenses low.

If your hot water system is more than eight years old, or your household has recently grown, you should consider evaluating your current hot water system.

The most important question is usually whether you should repair or replace an existing unit. The answer depends on a few things, including:

  • The age of your system
  • Its condition (including rust or any other damage)
  • Whether the demands you have of it have changed

Talk to H2-Pro today if you’re unsure whether you need to repair or upgrade your hot water system. You’re in safe hands with our plumbing team!

Use cold water for most clothes cycles

Switching your washing machine to a cold cycle means less strain and energy is required from your hot water system. Studies have shown very little difference in wash performance during hot and cold cycles.

Additionally, try to only use your washing machine when it’s full.

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Lower the temperature on your hot water system

Did you know that 21% of energy used in the home is for the purpose of heating water? 

Try lowering your hot water system’s temperature to 60ºC. This is the recommended minimum (any lower, and you risk bacteria forming in the unit.)

 

Stay warm this winter with the best plumbers in Eltham

If you experience a hot water emergency this winter, don’t wait around for hours for someone to come to you.

Based in Warrandyte and exclusively concentrating on the immediate surrounds, including Eltham, Doncaster, and Mitcham, H2-Pro provide a rapid response when it comes to your hot water and plumbing emergencies.

So if you’re in Eltham or close by, and you need emergency hot water repairs, call us on (03) 9844 1444! Alternatively, contact us here.

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