Today Jim’s Plumbing attended an emergency call out for an old Rheem series 31 gas storage hot water system that had suddenly stopped producing hot water.  After briefly speaking to one of our call centre operators a Jim’s plumber arrived onsite and began assessing the unit. Below are some images of the tired looking Rheem series 31 hot water system.

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Rheem series 31 gas storage hot water system – Taken on arrival

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Vulcan Freeloader 170L gas storage hot water system – Compliance plate

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New Vulcan Freeloader 170L gas storage hot water system

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Vulcan Freeloader 170L gas storage hot water system

Due to the age and deteriorating condition of the unit, our plumber recommended replacement with a Vulcan Freeloader 170L gas storage hot water system. Much to our customer’s delight, our plumber was able to organise an interest free Certegy repayment plan so that they were able to pay off their new unit in affordable instalments with only a small deposit needing to be paid on the day. If you are interested in replacing your current hot water system and would like to organise a Certegy payment plan, call Jim’s Plumbing on 1300 068 480 and we’d be happy to help.

The Vulcan Freeloader 170L gas hot water system has many advantages over the older Rheem 31 series hot water system. Firstly, it comes with a 4 star energy efficiency rating which helps you save on both gas and power and can be connected to either natural gas or propane gas supply. The hot water unit comes with a 5 year warranty to give you peace of mind that you are covered should something go wrong. The images below show the customer’s newly installed Vulcan Freeloader hot water system which installed in less than 3 hours from their first phone call.

Being a 170 litre gas storage unit, the Vulcan Freeloader is ideal for families with large water requirements. In fact, this unit in particular can comfortably provide enough hot water for a family of 5, which was ideal in this particular situation. Made out of durable stainless steel, the Vulcan Freeloader is designed to withstand changes in water pressure and temperature and is quickly able to heat approximately 113 litres of water per hour to ensure you never run out.

Jim’s Plumbing are able to assist you with any general maintenance or emergency plumbing problem you might have and are available for call outs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our full qualified gas fitters have years of experience and can fix just about any plumbing problem you can think of. Whether you’ve got a burst pipe, a leaky tap, a blocked toilet or a hot water system problem call us on 1300 068 480 and we’d be happy to assist you.

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