Your Local Sunshine Coast Hot Water System Specialists
Hot water installation, repairs and replacement are a few of the expert services provided by O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore. Our fully qualified and licensed plumbers and gas fitters can help with electric and gas hot water units and we supply a range of leading brands. From repairing and replacing old units to upgrading to gas hot water, our Sunshine Coast plumbers are here to help.
With over 20 years’ experience delivering high-quality hot water services throughout the Sunshine Coast region, there’s no one better to call.
- Over 20 years of experience
- Licensed gas fitters
- Leading brands like Rinnai, Rheem & Therman
- Quality workmanship at affordable prices
Hot Water System Installation
As the leading Sunshine Coast hot water installer, our team of plumbers have a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to brands, fittings, and types of hot water heaters. We ensure that all our clients can choose the right system for their home to suit both their needs and their budget.
Types of hot water systems
If you’re choosing to install a new system, our hot water experts can help guide you on what types will best suit your home and your personal needs. More modern systems can significantly help save on energy bills and can be far more environmentally friendly too. If you’re looking to upgrade your system, we can help you to choose the right system size and type for your goals.
There are generally four types of hot water systems to choose from when considering price factors – electric, gas, solar and heat pump.
Most Australian households use an electric storage system because they are generally the cheapest to buy and install but can be more expensive to run overtime.
Like electric systems, gas systems come in instant or storage varieties, but their cost can vary depending on the number of taps or water outlets.
Heat Pumps use air-condition technology to heat the water.
Electric Hot Water Systems
Electric hot water systems are the most common type of water systems available and work by heating stored water with an element. Electric units are among the most affordable in terms of upfront costs, as well as being easy to install, however, they can be expensive over the long run as they are not always as efficient on energy as other models.
Gas Hot Water Systems
Gas hot water systems are typically cheaper to run than electric systems and are available as instantaneous hot water units. One of the most significant advantages of instant gas water heaters is that they only heat water when it’s needed.
Get In Touch
If you’re looking for expert help with your hot water system in Maroochydore or the greater region of the Sunshine Coast, call us at O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore. We’re committed to providing professional services at competitive pricing for homes and businesses.
For expert plumbing services in Maroochydore and throughout the Sunshine Coast, get in touch with our team today. Make an enquiry online or call us.
How long does it take to install a hot water system in a Sunshine Coast home?
For a standard electric or gas hot water heater it takes around 3 to 4 hours. For more information on installation, replacement and pricing, talk to our friendly team at O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore today.
How do I know if I need a repair to my hot water system?
If your system needs repairs, the most common sign is that your water temperature is continuously changing or there is a lack of hot water altogether. There could be a decrease in water pressure, or your water has become discoloured, or you discover sediment in your water supply. Or there could be loud noises coming from your hot water unit. Our team of expert Sunshine Coast plumbers will guide you through the problems and let you know if the system does need a repair or it is beyond repairing and may need replacing.
How long do hot water systems typically last?
Hot water units usually last between 10-15 years, and some can start needing repairs as early as 8 to 12 years.
If your hot water system is beginning to make noises or the water temperature is becoming irregular, it’s a good sign the system is coming to the end of its lifespan, and you’ll need a replacement. If the hot water system in your Sunshine Coast home is old or outdated, talk to our team about potential replacement options.
How do you turn off your hot water system?
If you have a problem with your hot water heater, you don’t have to turn off your home’s whole water supply. Instead, you can isolate the problem by turning off just your hot water tank.
To turn off an electric water heater, find the circuit breaker or switch labelled “Hot Water” or “HWS” and flick it into the off setting. For a gas water heater, simply turn the gas valve closed.
For storage tank water heaters located outside the house, there is often a t-top style tap with piping running into the home. This is your water heater’s isolation tap. Twist the tap clockwise as much as you can to turn off your water heater supply.