Question 1: I’ve got a very old gas hot water storage unit. What’s your advice?
Answer: Let us come and assess its condition. In this era of rocketing energy costs you at least need to know it’s working at peak efficiency while you consider replacement.
Q2: Q2: I was thinking of a straight replacement?
A: To get the system that best suits your needs you should weigh up the options against the size of your household and how and when its members use hot water. For example, these photos show the before and after of a replacement job we did recently. We pulled out an old 135-litre storage unit and fitted a Rinnai Infinity 16 continuous gas heater. As well as being more compact, the new heater takes advantage of the latest technology to deliver the exact amount of hot water needed while using a fraction of the gas the old system guzzled up.
Q3: Tell me more?
A: The original storage system was designed for a large family and was old and inefficient. The new heater better suits the peak needs of a smaller household, which now isn’t paying a lot of money to keep a storage tank full of hot water. It has a 6 Star energy rating and can be combined with low-flow shower heads for even more savings.
Q4: Let’s talk costs now?
A: Our replacement costs to supply and fit a continuous-flow gas hot water system start from $1200.
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