Quality Hot Water Plumbers
Hot water systems (also known as hot water heaters, hot water services or hot water units) provide your home or office with hot water. Jim’s Plumbing operates in Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane for all your hot water system needs. Our plumbers are available 24/7 for both general maintenance, emergency plumbing jobs and hot water installations, replacements and repairs.
At Jim’s Plumbing, we have been installing and servicing gas hot water systems, electric hot water, and all other kinds for over 15 years now. Weekend and public holiday installation are what we specialise in. We can even disconnect and dispose of your current one. You can be sure Jim’s Plumbing is your local expert.
Hot Water Unit Installation
At Jim’s Plumbing, we supply a range of different hot water heaters for installation or replacement. From solar hot water, gas hot water to electric hot water, from Rinnai to Rheem – we have the expertise to guide you through your purchase. If we don’t stock the particular brand of hot water system you prefer, we can order it in for you. Some factors to consider when choosing the right hot water system include:
- What type of energy you can use (gas, solar or electric)
- What size system you need (this depends on numerous factors such as the number of bathrooms, number of residents and how much hot water you use)
- Space considerations for indoors and outdoors – this will help you determine where your system should be installed around your home or office.
- Features required such as temperature controls, warranty etc.
Hot Water System Brands
Jim’s Plumbing has been in the industry for years now, so we’ve developed strong connections to our suppliers and brands. We can source, supply and install all the major brands across Australia for hot water, working with quality hot water products such as the Rinnai Infinity and Rheem Continuous Flow series. We pride ourselves on fast and reliable service and supplying your new hot water system on the same day.
Some of the leading brands we work with include:
Plus many many more!
Instant Hot Water Systems
If you’re not familiar with instant hot water systems, let us explain. An instantaneous hot water system, also known as a continuous hot water system, only heats the water in your home when you are actually using it. This is in contrast to storage tank hot water systems, which heat the water in your home’s tank constantly throughout the day.
How do instant hot water systems work? Well, a wall mounted unit is placed in your home with a pipe from your water tank running through it. When you go to turn on a hot water tap in your home, a heat exchanger is activated and then heats the water before it exits through the tap.
Instant hot water systems are usually cheaper to run than storage tank hot water systems. This is because they only heat the water in small portions when needed, while storage tank systems are constantly heating your water and therefore constantly using your home’s energy. The majority of instant systems also tend to be powered by gas. This adds to their savings, as gas is a much cheaper form of energy when compared to electricity.
Electric Hot Water Systems
You’ve probably had some form of experience with electric hot water systems, as they are very common in a lot of households. This is because they tap into your home’s electricity system to generate heat power, and therefore are easy to install in most households. Some benefits of electric hot water units include:
- Low installation costs
- Easy to install in most homes
- Energy-efficient models available
Despite their early affordability, electric systems do tend to produce big bills in the long run. This is simply due to the cost of electricity, and so is important to be aware of before you opt for one of these systems.
Heat Pump Hot Water Systems
Heat pump hot water systems fall into the electrical category of options for your home’s hot water provider, however are also considered as a renewable energy source. These systems draw in warm air and convert it into heat. This heat is then used to warm up your home’s water supply.
Heat pump systems are a vastly more efficient system compared to traditional electric water heaters, and can even create up to three times the amount of heat energy that electric units produce.
Before you jump on the heat pump train, it is important to note a few potential issues. These systems do require a consistent supply of warm air to function at their best, and are also known to make a bit of noise when in use.
Gas Hot Water Systems
The installation costs for a gas hot water system are significantly more than those of an electric hot water system. However, using natural gas as your water’s heat source will only cost you a third of what an electrical system does per year.
As mentioned before, a popular form of gas hot water system is the continuous flow model. These only heat water on demand, equalling a low energy expenditure and even more savings!
Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar systems harness the sun’s energy to heat your hot water. There are some huge benefits to using solar hot water systems, including:
- Natural energy source
- Low running costs
- Very efficient in sunny climates
These units may set you back slightly when you first install them, as solar panels tend to be expensive and you’ll need a specialised professional to install them properly. They also are not ideal in climates that don’t get a lot of sun.
24 Hour Hot Water Service
Our plumbers operate 24/7, every day of the year and can even be at your door within the hour* for all hot water emergencies. Our service is backed by our Quality Assurance Guarantee. This means that all our plumbers arrive on time, are well presented and complete the job to the highest standard when installing, repairing or servicing your hot water unit.
Hot Water System Prices
Our plumbers can provide fixed prices on the spot so you know exactly what you’re getting. If you’re worried about hot water system prices, we have a simple solution for you. We offer a range of $0 interest free, payment plans**. These plans provide a flexible option and come in weekly and fortnightly instalments. Your plumber can sign you up on-site and you’ll be underway in no time. Contact us today to find out more or ask your plumber when they arrive. Approval is granted within minutes!