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Hot Water Replacements

Are you fed up having to contend with cold showers? Are you looking for a simple and cost-effective hot water replacement for your home? Would paying less when your next bill is due make a difference in your life?

Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place.

However, not all hot water systems are created equal. Your choice of hot water system largely depends on your usage needs and budget. The good news is, we are here to help you make that choice much easier.

  • We service the entire Central Coast
  • We provide obligation free quotes
  • We are a local business
  • We work with renovations and new builds
  • We are honest, reliable and trustworthy
  • We have over 30 years of experience
  • We are hot water specialists
  • We charge by the job, not by the hour

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Hot water system replacements

Is your hot water system virtually non-existent? Have you put up with freezing water for too long? If so, we have the perfect solution to suit you.

As the Central Coast’s hot water specialist, we always provide a reliable and dependable hot water service. We are here for all of your hot water replacement needs.

If you have had your water tank for more than 10 years and have not needed a replacement, you have certainly gotten your money’s worth from the hot water system. Unfortunately though, your hot water system is not built to last forever.

The good news is you don’t have to put up with a substandard hot water system any longer. Our team has the experience and the know-how to conduct a hot water system replacement with ease.

And, if you’re worried about the hot water system installation cost, don’t be. As a longstanding local business we’re able to source the highest quality hot water systems, at the lowest possible price, and pass our savings on to you.

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What different hot water systems are available?

Hot water heaters are the preferred way for most Australians to heat their hot water. This is obvious, with water heating accounting for up to 21% of energy consumption in Australia.

The two basic types of hot water system currently available in Australia are storage systems or continuous flow systems (instantaneous systems).

Whichever hot water system you choose, you have a variety of options to choose from to heat your water. These include: solar, gas (available in LPG or natural gas) and electricity.

How do hot water systems work?

Within a hot water system, water is stored within an insulated tank for use whenever it is needed.

These systems can either be run through a mains pressure system or using a gravity feed (aka constant pressure hot water tank).

Mains pressure

Your hot water is delivered at a similar flow rate and consistency as your cold water. This ensures more than one outlet can be turned on without adversely affecting the water pressure.

A mains pressure storage tank is usually located at ground level, either inside or outside of your home.

Gravity feed (aka constant pressure)

Using this system, hot water is delivered at a lower rate than using a mains pressure tank, from a tank located in your home’s roof. The water pressure rate depends on the height difference between the tank and your point of use.

Gravity feed systems are most commonly used in older properties and properties which are not connected to a mains pressure system.

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4 questions to ask before choosing a hot water system

Wondering what type of hot water system will serve you best? As every hot water system and home is different, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. In most cases, however, there are various options which may suit you and your family’s needs. When choosing a hot water system, the best approach is to first identify your needs, as well as any factors that may limit your choices.

Here’s what you’ll need to answer before you spend a dollar.


'What fuel is available?'

For most Australian households, this is a question of whether or not gas is available. If you do not currently have a solar hot water system, natural gas is the most efficient and cost-effective fuel for your hot water system.


'How much water do you need?'

The number of people living in your home and your average water consumption will determine the demand and capacity your family requires. Generally, smaller households (1-3 people) will benefit from continuous flow gas systems, or heat pump electric hot water systems.

Whereas, larger households (4 people or more) with access to gas will benefit most from a storage tank hot water heater.


'How far away is the hot water system from your taps?'

The hot water system you choose largely depends on the size of your home. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, heat dissipates as it travels through the network of pipes.

And secondly, if taps are too far away from your hot water system, you’ll waste a lot of time waiting for the water to heat up.


'What is the best option for a hot water system?'

At Brian Thurtell Plumbing, we are experts when it comes to determining which hot water system will be ideal for your needs and budget.

We will take factors such as climate, environment and your budget when recommending the perfect hot water system to suit you. In our experience though, your best choice for a hot water system is either natural gas or LPG.

There are several reasons for this. Firstly, a gas hot water system will produce less greenhouse gas emissions than

electric hot water systems.

Secondly, depending on your location, gas hot water systems have lower usage rates than electricity. This means they are by far the most cost-effective option over the long term.

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Which is the best company for a hot water system?

The truth is, there are many companies you can choose from when it comes time to select a hot water system. However, to make sure you don’t lose money on a poor choice, your hot water company should have the following experience and credentials.

Experience: When you choose Brian Thurtell Plumbing for your new or existing hot water system, you are in very experienced hands. Our highly skilled team has many years of experience installing and maintaining hot water systems of all kinds.

Price Reduction Options: We sell brand new hot water systems direct to the public. This means you are certain to get a high-quality system at a fantastic price. We have a wide range of hot water systems to choose from, including natural gas and LPG models.

Reputable Partnerships: We only stock reputable brands. So, you can rest assured that all of our hot water systems are built to withstand even the harshest elements of the Australian climate.

A Personal Touch: We can help you choose the right system for your needs, while also offering a budget-friendly hot water system installation cost.

Installation Expertise: Once you have selected the hot water replacement system to suit your needs, we will install it so you can enjoy your new hot water system straight away.

Why do people choose us?

  Each member of our team is a Central Coast local, just like you. This means we have an intimate understanding of the area, its climate and which hot water systems will best suit the environment and your needs.

  We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding level of personal service that you simply can’t get with the big plumbing companies.

  Our friendly and knowledgeable team of plumbing experts will provide you with excellent advice and assistance on which hot water system is best for your budget and household needs.

  We want you to enjoy your hot water system as soon as possible, so we will dispose of your old hot water unit for you, saving you time, money and hassle.

  We are fully qualified to repair your existing hot water system. So, if we believe your hot water system can be restored to full working order, we’ll repair the system while you wait.

  We offer a range of affordable services including plumbing, gas installation and repair, guttering, and bathroom renovations.

Common hot water plumbing repair issues

Not enough hot water: This extremely common problem can be solved turning up the tank’s thermostat setting. Be careful not to turn the temperature too high though, as it may scold.

No hot water at all: If you can’t get any hot water when you turn on the taps and you have a gas-powered hot water system, it is likely that the pilot light has gone out. This can be due to a faulty thermocouple or a faulty pilot light control switch.

Smelly water: Hot water which carries a bad smell is infected with bacteria. This is usually a rotten egg smell. This can be solved by flushing the tank and filling it with a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide.

A noisy water tank: If your water tank makes a noise, it could be caused by several problems. The most likely is your tank has sediment at the bottom, and the heating element is burning the sediment. Another common reason for noise is that the water tank is burning out.

A leaking water tank: Once your tank begins leaking, it’s time to replace it. Leaks, even if they are small, cannot be ignored. At the first sign of a leak, contact us for a replacement.

At Brian Thurtell Plumbing, our highly experienced team can tackle all of these problems with ease. If you notice any of the above issues, simply call or email us today.

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Reliable hot water system maintenance tips

Here are some maintenance tips to keep your hot water system in top condition.

Regularly inspect the system for wear or cracks – Choose the same date each month, and thoroughly inspect your hot water system.

Search for cracks, wear and water leakage – Spending five minutes each month can save you thousands in the long run. By catching small issues you can fix them before they turn into big, expensive headaches.

Turn your tank system off if you are going away – If you’re going on holiday for a few weeks, it can be helpful to turn your hot water system off. If you don’t, the system will continue heating your water, even though you aren’t using it. Turning the system off will extend its life and save you money in gas or electricity.

Inspect the tank’s relief valve – To inspect this valve, you’ll need to consult the manual which came with your system (or search for the model online if you don’t have it handy).

As the relief valve is designed to relieve excess pressure, it must work properly. We recommend you check the relief valve every six months.

Have your hot water system inspected once a year – Don’t wait until there’s an emergency you can’t handle. To prevent costly, frustrating repairs, simply get the experts at Brian Thurtell Plumbing to check your hot water system once a year.

We can pinpoint any potential issues before they become major problems. And, we’ll ensure your hot water system is running at its best.

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Thinking of choosing Brian Thurtell Plumbing? Why not let our previous satisfied customers give their opinion?

Friendly, reliable and cost-effective service. No hassle, came in and sorted out our bathroom plumbing for a great price. Loving our new shower, thanks!
Julie Chan
Thanks so much for your help replacing our hot water system - it’s nice to be able to have a proper shower in the morning again! Quick and friendly service, if I need a plumber again I know who to call.
June Wilson
Very good! Brian fixed our gas installation quickly and neatly so we could get Elgas to deliver again. Very neat job at a reasonable rate too. Recommended.
John Smith

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