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Vulcan Hot Water Systems

Here at Jim's Plumbing, we specialise in all things Vulcan. No job is too big or too small for our team of qualified plumbers.
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Here at Jim's Plumbing, we specialise in all things Vulcan. No job is too big or too small for our team of qualified plumbers.

Jim’s Plumbing Knows Vulcan Inside Out

At Jim’s Plumbing, we have Vulcan hot water experts available 24/7. When your hot water runs cold, we can have a Vulcan specialist at your door just 1 hour* after your call.

Vulcan Electric Hot Water System

Vulcan electric hot water systems are a well known reliable brand. Vulcan electric storage hot water systems have been around for many years because they are quality products that are affordable. The water heaters use the standard 240 volt electricity supply. The cylinders that store the hot water have warranties from 7 to 10 years because they are made from enduring steel. Plumbers like them because they are easy to install and, should you run into any problems, the parts are readily available.

Vulcan electric hot water systems come in 7 sizes to suit pretty much any household. These are the sizes available:

  • 50 litres
  • 80 litres
  • 125 litres
  • 160 litres
  • 250 litres
  • 315 litres
  • 400litres

A four to five bedroom home with up to 9 people would require the substantial 400 litre model, whereas a single person apartment only calls for the 50 litre version. Vulcan is a trusted brand that has been heating water for Australian homes for a very long time. They remain popular because they are durable uncomplicated units that do exactly what they promise to do – keep you in hot water.

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Vulcan Gas Hot Water System

Vulcan gas hot water systems are straightforward storage systems. The range is just as straightforward with two gas water heaters on offer. A three bedroom home with two to four people would be best served by the smaller water heater in the range, the one with a 135 litre capacity. A larger home with around four residents would need the larger capacity 170 litre version.

Gas storage hot water systems are similar to electric storage systems in that they heat up a supply of water that is kept hot and ready to go at all times. If you have gas they are a more economical choice because, generally speaking, gas is a cheaper energy source than mains electricity. The technology is well established and there isn’t much that can go wrong with a system Vulcan have been making and improving for years. They are easy to install, which is an advantage to you because they don’t cost as much to put in. And you can always get parts, which is a great help should anything go wrong. Vulcan gas hot water systems are made from high quality materials and are known for their reliability and durability.  Vulcan has good gas hot water solutions.

Vulcan Solar Hot Water System

The Vulcan solar hot water system is the Solar VSi Storage Tank Gas Boosted. It is what they call an indirect solar system which has a solar panel located on the roof and a storage tank on the ground. The water in the tank is heated by way of a closed circuit fluid that circulates from the solar panel to the storage tank. Because the amount of sunshine on especially gloomy days is not enough to keep the water really hot, this Vulcan solar hot water system has a back up gas booster. It’s a gas continuous system that only kicks in when the water temperature drops below a certain level and only heats the water that is being used at the time. That makes it an extremely efficient system that saves both energy and money.

The tank itself is lined with vitreous enamel to prevent any rust. The real advantage of an on the ground tank unit is that hot water is delivered to multiple taps at mains pressure so you don’t have to shower under a trickle and the hot water doesn’t suddenly diminish when another hot tap in the house is used.  The Vulcan solar hot water system is a good choice.

System Benefits

Curious about some of Vulcan’s hot water systems benefits? Just some of them include:

  • Only the highest quality materials are used
  • Tough and durable units
  • Products have flexible installation options
  • A ceramic lining is bonded to the inside of every hot water heater
  • Backup is on standby – at Jim’s Plumbing, we carry a range of spare parts

The Vulcan Range

Vulcan offers gas, electric (including a compact range of electric systems) and solar hot water systems. They offer storage systems in each of these ranges. Vulcan hot water systems are of a high standard and available at affordable prices. They are a leader in technological innovation and each one of their systems is backed with a 5 year cylinder warranty.

Vulcan Freeloader

The Vulcan Freeloader is a popular hot water system option across Australia. The Vulcan storage tank comes in a variety of different sizes and can suit homes with up to 9 people in it!

Here at Jim’s, we’ve worked on our fair share of Vulcan Freeloader hot water systems and can help you out no matter the problem.

Vulcan Troubleshooting

When your Vulcan hot water system has stopped working, you might want to try troubleshooting to identify the problem. Hot water systems can vary so much between different brands, and even within the same brand’s different models. This is where a qualified plumber can step in and quickly identify the cause of your hot water problems.

A Jim’s plumber can troubleshoot and identify precisely the problem with your Vulcan hot water system, and they can be at your home to do this just 1 hour* after your call!

Vulcan Price

There’s no need to worry about the price of a Vulcan system with our range of $0 deposit, interest free payment plans**. These plans are a great way to pay off the work in manageable instalments. There are weekly or fortnightly options to choose from. Approval is generally granted within minutes and our plumber can set you up at your door! Jim’s Plumbing comes to your home or business and provide a fixed price quote. When you choose to go ahead you can be confident that that price is what we have said it would be. Another thing you can be confident about is that the price will not vary according to the clock or the calendar. A public holiday, after business hours and weekends have the same price as normal hours.

Jim’s Plumbing Can Handle All Your Plumbing Needs

From emergency plumbing to general maintenance work, there is no job too big or small for our team. Not only can we service hot water heaters, but we can also service, install and repair a wide range of your plumbing systems, such as:

  • Burst pipes
  • Blocked toilets
  • Gas leaks
  • Gas fitting
  • Cistern plumbing
  • Leaking Taps
  • And much more!

So, what are you waiting for? When you need a high quality hot water system, Vulcan is an excellent choice. Here at Jim’s Plumbing, we are your local experts in all hot water systems.

Whatever you need, whether that’s a repair or service, the experts at Jim’s Plumbing will be able to help you out.

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