Hot Water Systems


Need hot water? At O’Brien Plumbing Tamworth, we provide highly reliable installation and servicing of hot water systems for clients across Tamworth and surrounding regions including Armidale, Gunnedah and Narrabri. We offer a wide range of the latest hot water systems including solar powered, gas and Electric Hot Water Systems. O’Brien Plumbing has the solution for all your hot water requirements!

O’Brien Plumbing Tamworth provides the following hot water systems:

  • Electric
  • Solar
  • Gas

Don’t put up with a cold shower! Speak to us today and enjoy piping hot water immediately.

Our experts will talk you through your decision, discover exactly what you need and offer you a system to match. You’ll receive excellent advice and a number of options, allowing you to make an informed decision on your new hot water systems, one you’ll be happy with for many years.

To learn more or to discuss your requirements, please contact O’Brien Plumbing Tamworth.

Call us (02) 6765 3235

Electric Hot Water Systems

In storage hot water units, water is heated in an insulated tank by either an electric element, like a giant kettle, or by a gas flame, similar to gas stove top.

Electric hot water units that are less than 160 litres generally use the continuous electrical tariff to heat the water. They are ideal for households where smaller amounts of hot water are used throughout the day rather than a large amount being required at one time. Systems greater than 160 litres capacity generally use off-peak electricity. With an off peak system, water is heated overnight to provide adequate water for the following day, reducing your total electricity charges over that of a peak system.

Please contact O’Brien Plumbing Tamworth for more information or to discuss your requirements.

Solar Hot Water Systems

Solar hot water systems use the sun’s energy to heat water.

They are generally the cheapest system to run. Solar systems come with a gas or electric boost to supply adequate hot water during periods of low sunshine. Solar collectors are located on the roof of the home and connection to a storage tank at ground level. Solar hot water systems are an environmentally friendly alternative to gas and electric systems and government rebates are offered in many states in an effort to encourage their use.

To learn more about solar hot water systems or if you would like to one have installed, please contact O’Brien Plumbing Tamworth.

Gas Continuous Flow Systems

Continuous flow or instantaneous hot water units as they are sometimes referred, heat water as required, so they never run out.

They are a sensible method of water heating, since you only pay to heat the water you use. These are much smaller in size than storage systems plus they can be installed externally or internally with a flue. They are rated by the volume of hot water they can produce per minute, which is usually 16 to 26 litres. The more hot water you use the higher the capacity unit you will require. Continuous flow systems are often popular for units or homes with limited space.

To learn more or to discuss your requirements, please contact O’Brien Plumbing Tamworth.


How long should hot water systems last in Tamworth?

A Home or building in western NSW can expect their hot water system to last between 10-15 years. Lifespan is affected by the type of Hot Water system and if it has been regularly maintained, along with your hot water consumption habits. Ask one of our experts today for advice!

How do I know if I need a hot water heater repair?

  • Zero hot water, or hot water not heating up to the required temperature
  • Variable water pressure
  • The heater makes loud rattling, banging noise on starting up
  • Sediment in your water
  • The System is leaking water

If your hot water system is showing signs of ageing or has stopped working, give our O’Brien Tamworth plumbing team a call on 02 67653235 or contact us online.

What should I consider when installing a new hot water system in the Tamworth region?

If you’re thinking of installing a new hot water system, there are a few factors you’ll want to consider. This includes:

  • Cost of operating your Hot water system
  • What volume does the system require for your home
  • The environmental footprint of your system ( Lifecycle)
  • Energy efficiency rating

Where do you want the system installed?

At O’Brien Plumbing Tamworth, our friendly team of experts can advise you on the best solution.


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