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Leaking Rheem 160 Litre Storage Hot Water System

Plumber Near Me was recently called out to assess a Rheem 160 litre storage hot water system that had been leaking slowly over the past few weeks.

The customer explained that they had noticed the cupboards around their Rheem electric hot water system had become damp, and were concerned that there could be a possible leak coming from the heater itself.

Upon arrival our plumber found that the unit which was positioned tightly in a laundry cupboard had been leaking considerably and had unfortunately damaged the surrounding joinery. After closer assessment, our plumber found that the plumber who originally installed the unit had failed to place a safe tray underneath the unit which had resulted in significant water damage to the customer’s cupboards.

Unfortunately, the old Rheem electric hot water was beyond repair and so Plumber Near Me provided an onsite quotation to supply and install a new hot water system.

As the Rheem hot water system was located in a small townhouse, our plumber recommended replacing the electric storage unit with a new 160L Rheem 191160R7 hot water service, as there was no other space apart from the laundry cupboards to install a new water heater.

Our plumber quickly checked the dimensions of the new Rheem 160 litre electric storage unit to ensure it would fit within the customer’s tight laundry space before removing covering and removing the unit to avoid water leakage over the customer’s carpet.

These units will not only withstand the harshest Australian conditions, but also will easily deliver a steady flow of hot water for the client’s needs.

Experts in Rheem Hot Water Systems

If you think you might be having a similar issue with your Rheem hot water system (or any other brand), call Plumber Near Me and we’ll find a workable solution for you. Our fully qualified plumbers and gas fitters have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of Rheem hot water systems and all other popular brands and types.

Once our client had fixed their damaged laundry cupboards and joinery through insurance, we were able to re-attend straight away to install their new Rheem electric hot water system.

To avoid any further water damage we installed a safe tray below the new unit and had hot water running in the house again in a matter of a few short hours. Our customer was impressed with how quickly and efficiently our plumber worked and how simple the replacement process was.

Storage Tank Systems vs Tankless Systems

When it comes to choosing a hot water system for your home, you may find yourself faced with the decision between storage tank systems and tankless systems. Both options have their pros and cons, so it’s important to understand the differences before making a choice.

Storage tank systems, as the name suggests, store hot water in a tank until it’s needed. These systems are popular and widely used due to their reliability and familiarity. They work by heating and storing a large volume of water (at about 60°C)  , ready to be used whenever you turn on a tap or take a shower.

The advantage of storage tank systems is that they can provide a continuous supply of hot water, even during times of high demand. However, a downside is that once the hot water in the tank is depleted, you may need to wait for it to heat up again.

On the other hand, tankless systems, also known as continuous flow or instantaneous hot water systems, heat water as it flows through the unit. Unlike storage tank systems, they don’t store water, so there’s no waiting time for hot water to be replenished. Tankless systems are known for their energy efficiency since they only heat water when it’s needed, reducing standby heat loss.

Additionally, they take up less space compared to storage tanks, making them ideal for smaller homes or apartments. However, the downside is that tankless systems may have limitations when it comes to supplying hot water simultaneously to multiple taps or showers.

Ultimately, the choice between storage tank hot water systems and tankless systems depends on your specific needs and preferences. Consider factors such as the size of your household, your hot water usage patterns, available space and budget. It’s also worth consulting with a professional plumber who can assess your requirements and help you make an informed decision.

Remember, whether you opt for a storage tank system or a continuous flow system, both can provide reliable hot water for your daily needs. The key is to choose the one that best suits your lifestyle and meets your hot water demands efficiently.

The Benefits of Upgrading to a New Hot Water System

When your old hot water system is starting to show its age, there are many benefits to installing a new hot water unit, including:

  • Improved energy efficiency: Upgrading to a new hot water system can significantly improve energy efficiency, leading to lower energy bills. Newer models are designed to meet higher efficiency standards, using less energy to heat the water and reducing standby heat loss.
  • Consistent hot water supply: Older hot water systems may struggle to provide a consistent supply of hot water, especially during peak usage times. Upgrading to a new system ensures a reliable and continuous flow of hot water, meeting the demands for instant hot showers and more.
  • Space saving: Newer hot water systems, such as tankless systems, take up less space compared to traditional storage tank systems. This is particularly beneficial for smaller homes or apartments with limited space.
  • Enhanced safety features: New hot water systems often come equipped with improved safety features, such as temperature controls and automatic shut-off valves. These features help prevent scalding accidents and offer peace of mind, especially for households with children or elderly individuals.
  • Increased home value: Installing a new, modern hot water system can boost the value of your home. Potential buyers appreciate updated systems that are energy-efficient and reliable, making it an attractive selling point if you decide to sell your property in the future.
  • A choice of systems: When you upgrade to a new hot water unit, you can consider other power sources and styles, from using natural gas to solar water heaters or a heat pump system.

By upgrading to a new hot water system, you can enjoy improved energy efficiency, a consistent hot water supply, space savings, enhanced safety features, and potentially increase the value of your home. It’s a worthwhile investment that can provide long-term benefits for your comfort, convenience, and financial savings.

Interest Free** Hot Water Systems

Plumber Near Me is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can assist you with any general maintenance and emergency plumbing problem you might have. For Rheem systems and much more, make us your first call.

Flexible interest free** payment options are available on Rheem hot water system replacements (or any other brand) to help ease any financial stress of installation costs. If your hot water heater is leaking, or you have no hot water, we can often have a plumber to you within the hour*.

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