Hot water is often taken for granted – until you find yourself having a cold shower on an early winter’s morning!

Whether you have a faulty valve or a leaking storage cylinder, the experienced and knowledgeable plumbers at McArthur Plumbing will be able to help. Our 24 hour service every day of the year means that we will always be available.

If your hot water system requires replacing, we can help you choose the right system for your home or business. Some important factors to consider are:

  • Whether electric, solar or gas best suits your needs and budget
  • What size system you need
  • Whether the hot water unit is located outside, or inside with space limitations
  • The warranty and after sales service offered

When deciding what size hot water system suits you best, remember that many households change over time, so it’s important to make sure you select the model to suit your needs both now and as your family grows. Take into consideration appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers, which can use as much hot water as one person. Also allow for family additions and don’t forget – small children grow into large teenagers!

We make sure that the process of replacing your hot water system is quick, affordable & stress free. We will disconnect, drain and dispose of your old hot water unit, arrange electrical connection of your new hot water system and provide you with a copy of the Form 4 that we submit to the QBCC.

Our plumbers have significant experience, are fully insured and licenced with the Queensland Building & Construction Commission.

Here are some photographs of new hot water systems that we have installed recently:

Brands

We recommend and install electric VULCAN® and Rheem hot water systems, both of which are owned by Rheem Australia Pty Ltd.

Vulcan 250L, 315L & 400L cylinders come with 10 year cylinder warranty. Their after sales warranty service is fantastic, however is rarely required due to the quality of Vulcan® hot water cylinders.

Rheem have a handy online calculator which helps you compare the running costs between various types of water heaters.

Tempering Valves

In hot water storage systems for residential buildings, hot water must be heated to a minimum of 60° Celsius to prevent the growth of bacteria such as Legionella.

A tempering device ensures that hot water is delivered to taps at a maximum 50° Celsius. This temperature is considered sufficient for domestic hygiene purposes and effectively reduces the risk of scalding-related injuries from hot water use.

A tempering device is required to be fitted to all new and replacement hot water systems.

If your hot water is lukewarm or even cold, your tempering valve may need replacing. We can replace your tempering valve on the same day for an affordable price.