Our plumbing experts specialise in hot water system installation, service and repair on the Sunshine Coast

If the hot water in your home has unexpectedly stopped working, it’s likely there is an issue with your hot water system. The team at GCO Plumbing & Gas specialise in hot water system repair, servicing and hot water system installations, meaning we can have hot water running back into your home in no time! Whether you need a simple repair or a new hot water system replacement, we can guide you through the best options for your home and budget.

Hot water units are responsible for 23% of a home’s greenhouse gas emissions, also accounting for around 25% of your home’s total energy costs. When installing a new hot water system it’s essential that you consider options that are both cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. GCO’s plumbing experts can help you find the perfect Hot Water Unit for your household and provide a variety of services to suit your needs.

 

Signs You Need Hot Water Services

If your current hot water system is showing any of the following signs it could mean that you are due for a hot water system replacement or repair.

  • Old or outdated hot water unit
  • The hot water unit is leaking or damaged
  • No longer meets the hot water needs of the building/household. More occupants = a higher demand for hot water.

These signs can potentially be adding unnecessary costs to your gas or electricity bill. By replacing your old system with an energy efficient hot water system, you could be saving yourself precious dollars on your energy bills (and also saving money on repair costs).

 

Types of Hot Water Systems

We work with leading hot water system brands so that you get only the best.

Storage Hot Water Systems

Storage heaters utilise a gas burner or an electric element to heat the water. Gas units typically use a pilot flame that burns continuously which lights the main burner when necessary. Storage heaters lose heat through the walls of the tank, so they burn gas or use electricity frequently to maintain the desired water temperature.

 

Continuous Flow Hot Water Units

Continuous Flow hot water units use modern technology that only heats the water when necessary. As a result, Continuous Flow units reduce energy waste and provide you with more temperature control. These units are more energy efficient and have a 6-7 star energy rating.

 

Solar Hot Water Systems

As the name suggests, these systems utilise solar panels (in addition to electric or gas powered boosters) to heat the water. These are the most energy efficient option, but also the most expensive to install. Boosters allow these systems to be used on overcast days

 

Heat Pump Water Heating

A Heat Pump Water Heater works almost like an air conditioner. This is because it extracts heat from the air along with a refrigerant to produce hot water. It’s an electrically powered system that’s also environmentally friendly.

 

With this knowledge of system types in mind, how can we help you? If you need a hot water system replacement or a new installation, we can help you find the perfect system for your home.

Hot Water Services Sunshine Coast

At GCO Plumbing & Gas, we specialise in hot water services and hot water repairs throughout the Sunshine Coast. Our expert hot water plumbers on the Sunshine Coast can perform all scheduled maintenance, repairs and installations for a highly affordable price. You can trust our experienced hot water plumbers to help you cover all of the bases when it comes to your hot water systems.

 

Hot Water Maintenance

In order to avoid costly repairs, your hot water system must be regularly maintained by a plumbing professional. Failure to do so could jeopardise the integrity of the entire hot water system and likely result in expensive repairs.

For hot water units on the Sunshine Coast, it is recommended that you schedule hot water system maintenance every five years. This will ensure your unit and hot water system is operating safely and at maximum efficiency. 

Types of Hot Water Repairs and Maintenance

GCO Plumbing & Gas can perform the following tasks during your scheduled maintenance to prevent system damage, breakdown and other possible issues:

  • Cleaning the pilot and burner
  • Removal of the sludge from the cylinder
  • Measuring the hot water temperature and pressure
  • Advising if a tempering valve is required
  • Checking and replacing the anode if necessary
  • Inspecting/replacing the pressure and temperature relief valve and thermocouple
  • Replacing the gas controller
  • Assessing and adjusting the gas pressure

 

Installation of a Hot Water Unit

Our hot water system installation services include:

  • Checking the plumbing systems in your home so that we can recommend a new hot water unit based on this. This includes checking the size of the existing gas pipes/electricity system and the hot water needs of the household.
  • Pressure testing the gas installation for any gas leaks. This is done before and after completion of the hot water system installation
  • Checking the temperature and water pressure
  • Commissioning the hot water unit and issuing a Certificate of Compliance upon completion

 

All hot water works, maintenance, installations and repairs completed by GCO Plumbing & Gas are in compliance with AS/NZS 3500 and AS/NZS 5601 Standards and regulations.

 

 

Sunshine Coast’s One-Stop Hot Water Heater Service

Hot water system replacements, repairs, maintenance and new installations

Contact GCO Plumbing & Gas for all of your home’s hot water system installations, maintenance and repairs. We’re a one-stop for all hot water services. We offer scheduled hot water maintenance and general hot water services throughout Sunshine Coast and surrounding suburbs. Whether it’s a leaky hot water unit or your entire hot water heater that needs repairing, we have you covered. Contact us for a quote on 0409 190 733.

 

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