Whether it is the kitchen, bathroom or laundry, hot water is a critical part of our every day household functions. No one likes a cold shower, especially as the weather cools down! AK Gas and Plumbing will identify, repair and educate you about the problem in the promptest manner, making sure your home is back to normal as soon as possible. We also install hot water systems in new residential properties and commercial spaces.
AK Gas and Plumbing is Brisbane’s most reliable, friendly and professional hot water installers, and guarantee to deliver high quality gas and plumbing services at affordable prices.
Types of Hot Water Systems
Continuous Flow or ‘Instantaneous’ Hot Water System
If you have to wait for a few seconds for the water to heat up before jumping in the shower, it is likely your home is using a continuous flow hot water system. This system means that water is heated as it moves through the system.
These systems heat water as it is required, meaning it is unlikely that you will ever ‘run out’ of hot water unless your system is faulty. Another benefit is that these systems are not working to maintain hot water throughout the day, thus are more cost effective than other hot water systems (such as storage tanks).
These systems are available in gas and electric models.
Hot Water Storage Tanks
Most hot water systems use a form of hot water storage, especially those that rely on solar or electricity to heat the water. These systems require more ongoing maintenance compared to continuous flow systems, as the tanks, seals and valves lose quality over time and must be replaced. However, most storage tanks carry a ten-year manufacturer warranty.