Gas is commonly considered the most energy-efficient hot water system, and you can refer to the energy star rating. Gas needs to be connected to your home and gas stored in a secured gas line. Gas is cheaper than electricity, gas hot water systems are usually more cost-effective in terms of running costs. You don't need to worry about 'off-peak' tariffs. Gas is a safe and efficient system because it does not use electricity.
In a conventional hot water system, the hot water is stored in a tank. The cold water flows back through the same pipe and eventually gets to your sink or bath. With gas hot water you have hot water on hand, and the reassurance that you will continue to have hot water during power outages.
One of the most common complaints of gas hot water not working is the fact that we experience water temperature issues. This can be either water not heating up enough or the water being way too hot Having intermittent hot and cold water is quite a common problem with instantaneous systems. Having intermittent hot and cold water is quite a common problem with instantaneous systems. This may be a simple fix by a Sydney Plumber should not enough gas be getting to the system. If the pilot light is not lighting up it means that you may have a faulty thermocouple or simply the pilot light may need relighting. The thermocouple is a device which senses temperature and switches off the gas supply when water reaches a certain temperature. It does so by sending an electric flame to make sure there is enough gas flow. If your hot water not working after using the cold water, call a Sydney Plumber as it could be due to air getting into the system or that your flue could be clogged.
APT Plumbing has help on hand 24/7 as you can never predict when your system may have difficulty. One of the most common complaints of water heaters not working is the fact that we experience water temperature issues. This can be either water not heating up enough or the water being way too hot. Often this is a simple fix. A broken or faulty thermostat or strainer valve may be blocked on the cold inlet may be the issue.
When this occurs, we have Sydney Plumbers available to come to your home or business and make the necessary repairs to get you back on track with running solar hot water again.
APT Plumbing is a family-owned business that prides itself on providing high quality plumbing work throughout the Sydney area. We guarantee our workmanship 100%, and all our plumbers are licensed, genuine tradesmen who understand the complexities of plumbing. We work closely with you to ensure that the job is completed on time and without any unexpected difficulties.
1. Solar panels collect heat from the sun and convert it to electricity.
2. The electricity is used to heat a coil of water inside the solar panel called an absorption cylinder, which increases its temperature by 40 ˚C—much higher than the boiling point of water at sea level.
3. When demand for hot water is high, the heated water transfers energy through metal pipes or tubes to an outdoor storage tank (often made of metal or plastic).
Even on dark winter days, you can expect a solar system to produce about 25 per cent of its regular output. Now, this may not sound like a lot, but often it’s enough to cover all your daily needs. Most solar hot water systems are either gas boosted or electric boosted, too, providing all the energy needed for heating water.
Most solar hot water systems include a frost protection valve or anti frost valve. This prevents water from freezing when the temperature drops especially during the colder months of winter. When the temperature falls to 3ºC or lower, the frost protection valve opens. Warm water from the storage tank flows back through the solar panels, limiting the chance for solar collectors to freeze.
You may find a gas instantaneous system is best, or even a heat pump. There is a wide range of systems on the market and what works for your neighbour may not be right for you. The APT Plumbing technician will work out your needs and help make the decision on what is best for you.