Some signs to look out for which may indicate a problem with your hot water unit can include:
Changes in your water temperature. If your water feels cooler than usual, takes longer to heat up, or the hot water runs out quicker.
Are you struggling with your hot water running out?
Discoloured water can be a sign of corrosion in your hot water system
Any signs of dripping, leaks, or moisture around the unit.
A leaking hot water system can be a sign that your current system is about to fail
Your system being noisier than usual as it heats up. This is the system trying to work harder to do what it used to find easy.
These are all signs that your Hot Water unit is getting close to being replaced. When you are ready, it is a great opportunity for your plumber to have a look at your current system, and whether that system is still the best system for your current needs. Our plumbers will ask a few questions, have a look around and recommend the best system based on your family size and hot water requirements – whether that is electric, gas, heat pump or solar. The plumber will also look at the location of your current system and whether there is a better one.
Which hot water system is best for your current needs?
Remember, it’s not always about the cheapest price when replacing your hot water system. Sometimes there is a solution that may cost a little more to begin with, but will save you tenfold over the course of it’s lifespan.