Never take your utilities bill for granted. Recently we were called to a house where the gas bill had slowly crept up to $600 per quarter. The culprit? A 16-year-old instantaneous gas hot water system.
What had gone wrong? Without regular maintenance the system’s manifold had deteriorated to the extent that the tiny holes of its gas burners had corroded and joined into large openings. This meant it was operating as inefficiently as the backyard gas barbecue. Ouch!
The options? We can undertake a same-day changeover service on gas instantaneous hot water systems but that is just one solution. If you have a major failure like this one it’s a good opportunity to see if there isn’t a more efficient form of hot water heating for your situation.
In this case we replaced the entire unit with one of our heat-pump electrical systems as the household was only using gas for water heating. The householders were rapt to have deleted an entire aspect of their annual utilities bill.
Another option could be an evacuated-tube solar hot water system with an electric boost. Connect this to a rooftop array of solar panels and you are well on the way to reducing your power bills to the minimum.
Instantaneous gas hot water is suitable for some applications, for example holiday houses which aren’t used every day or small flats, but their efficiency is compromised by the length of piping between the unit and the shower and hot water taps inside the building.
It pays to look at all the hot water options. Sharpe technicians are experts in system installations, upgrades, servicing and repairs.
Call us today on 131 750 to get your hot water system checked and serviced. It could stop you pouring a lot of money down the drain.