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Hot Water Systems: 3 Tips to avoid being left in the cold

KEEPING YOU IN HOT WATER

There’s nothing quite like stepping into a hot shower. While a hot water system is at the heart of every busy household, often, when things go wrong, there’s very little warning. Unless you’re fond of cold showers, the pressure’s usually on to replace your unit as soon as possible, leaving you little time to consider your options. To avoid being left in the cold, have a Service Today technician check your hot water system on a regular basis. 

A Matter Of Efficiency

Depending on the type of system you have, most hot water heaters will last anywhere between 10 to 15 years. As a general rule, hot water systems that utilise storage tanks require more maintenance and have a shorter lifespan. Like many things, the more miles your hot water system clocks up, the less efficient it will be. Having a regular service of hot water heater will help keep your hot water flowing and ensure your system lasts longer.  Simple fixes like replacing a seal or element can mean the difference between hot and cold.

Hot Water TapTell-Tale Signs

Hot water systems rarely stop working for no reason. Like most appliances, there are always warning sings. If you suddenly find yourself with no hot water, the pilot light on your gas system could be out, or your circuit breaker could have tripped. This is usually a simple fix but if you’re unsure or want a second opinion, give us a call. If you notice that the water is rusty or contains a sediment, this could a warning sign that something more sinister is brewing and you should call a Service Today technician. Keep an eye on your water bills, if you notice that they’re creeping up, your hot water system could be costing you. To save yourself time, money and the hassle of replacing your hot water system prematurely – always err on the side of caution and get your hot water heater checked. A little maintenance goes a long way.

When To Act Fast

If you notice that your hot water system is leaking, disconnect the electricity or turn off the gas to the unit immediately. Call Service Today and arrange for one of our experienced team members to come and assess the situation. Remember, anything involving water and electricity should be left to the experts.

Hot water systems work hard to keep your showers warm. Regular checks and maintenance can help to extend their lifespan and help avoid future issues.  Our friendly Service Today staff are available 24/7 to take your call. We’re happy to answer all of your questions and if you need a emergency licensed plumber , we’ll send someone out straight away.

 

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