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How to Buy a Water Heater with Humm

Hands up if you don't tend to give your trusty electric hot water system a second thought once it's installed - at least not until something goes wrong. That's most of us? Thought so.

Of course, once it happens, you’re suddenly looking for an emergency plumber or hot water system supplier for a new solar hot water system with the possibility of having it installed the same day.

Thankfully, Plumber Near Me is available for same day water heater service and repairs. We can even be at your door within the hour* to repair anything from electric instantaneous water heaters to heat pumps. However, many of us don’t have the money to purchase a new hot water system at a moment’s notice. This is where Humm comes in handy.

Humm is one of Australia’s leading financiers, offering approved customers an interest free** line of credit.

Plumber Near Me makes Humm available as a payment option for all installation, servicing and repairs. This way, you can have your hot water heater up and running today and pay for the work at a rate that better suits your budget.

Why You Might Need a New Hot Water Heater

For most of us, the reliability of our hot water heater is crucial. Over time, they can lose efficiency, resulting in higher energy bills and inadequate heating. If your hot water heater is over a decade old, it may be time to consider an upgrade.

There are numerous signs to look out for that tell you your hot water heater is deteriorating and needs replacing. They include:

  • Inconsistent water temperature
  • Strange noises from the unit
  • Visible leaks
  • Sediment build-up in water heaters in regions prone to hard water

Technological advancements also enable the production of more efficient hot water systems, such as heat pump water heaters and solar hot water systems. Upgrading to a more efficient system not only provides reliable access to hot water but can also increase energy savings and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Hot Water System Options Available

Much like air conditioners, choosing the right hot water system for your home is crucial. There is a wide variety of heating method options to choose from, each catering to different needs and preferences.

  • Electric hot water systems are among the most common; they’re typically favoured for their straightforward installation and lower upfront costs but can be more expensive to run in the long term.
  • Natural gas hot water systems are another widely popular choice as they offer rapid heating and better energy efficiency, which can lead to cost savings over time.
  • For those looking to harness renewable energy, solar hot water systems and heat pump water heaters present viable options. While the initial investment is higher, government incentives and reduced running costs make them an economical choice in the long run.

When considering a new hot water system, it’s crucial to assess factors such as system capacity, energy efficiency, and installation costs to ensure you select a unit that meets your household’s needs and fits your budget. Plumber Near Me can guide you through the available efficient hot water system options and help you make an informed decision.

How Does Humm Work?

Unlike other buy now pay later companies, Humm goes beyond the standard $1000 limit to offer eligible customers an interest-free** line of credit up to $30,000.

Humm users choose between two wallets: Little Things is ideal for everyday spending up to $2,000 while Big Things handles purchases extending up to $30,000.

Little Things purchases are repaid across 5 or 10 fortnightly instalments, while Big Things can be paid over your choice of 6, 12, 24 or 60 monthly instalments.

How Much Does Humm Cost?

Humm is available to approved Australian residents 18 years and older. You need to have a permanent job and work a minimum of 25 hours per week to be eligible. Pensioners are also accepted.

Humm does have a one-off establishment fee that ranges in price between $30 – $110, with an $8.00 monthly fee on purchases paid off over periods longer than 5 fortnights.

You can sign up for Humm pay online, via the Humm app, or a Plumber Near Me technician can help you sign up at your door. We also offer Zip on all repair work for your convenience.

How Does Zip Work?

Zip Pay is a buy now pay later service offering an interest-free line of credit up to $1000. The limit can increase to $5000 when switching over to a Zip Money account.

Zip is open to all eligible Aussies at least 18 years of age with a reasonable credit history. There are no establishment fees and just a $9.95 monthly fee that’s waived when the owing balance is $0. Repayments start from as low as $10 a week, but you can always repay in higher amounts.

An account can be created online using the Zip app, or a Plumber Near Me technician can sign you up when they complete your essential water heater work. Approval takes just minutes.

Interest Free** Water Heaters

It’s nice to have money put aside for emergencies, but this can be little more than wishful thinking for many of us. Humm and Zip grant you the necessary funds today without all the interest of a credit card, and you can pay for the plumbing work at a rate that suits your budget and lifestyle.

To explore interest-free** options, call us today!

Please note: This information is provided for advice purposes only. Regulations differ from state to state, so please consult your local authorities or an industry professional before proceeding with any work. See our Terms & Conditions here.