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Gold Coast Electric Hot Water Systems Repairs, Servicing and Replacement Installation

Electric Hot Water Systems professionals: Whywait Plumbing is licensed to service, repair and install electric hot water systems. Our licensed plumbing technicians service and install all the leading electric hot water systems brands 24/7. 

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Gold Coast Electric Hot Water Systems Repairs, Servicing and Replacement Installation

Electric Hot Water Systems professionals: Whywait Plumbing is licensed to service, repair and install electric hot water systems. Our licensed plumbing technicians service and install all the leading electric hot water systems brands 24/7.

Same Day Electric Hot Water Systems Repairs and Installation

Electric hot water repairs or replacements are a guaranteed same-day, priority service. We understand a cold shower is no fun and that you deserve the luxury of coming home to a hot shower.

That’s why Whywait Plumbing guarantees same-day service on all electric hot water system repairs. Just call our service hotline.

Or if it’s time for a replacement, one of our qualified team will advise you of the best options available to suit your household size and arrange to have it installed with no fuss and at a time that suits you.

Whywait Plumbing Services has been a specialist in electric hot water systems repairs and replacement installations as your local, reliable and professional Gold Coast Plumber for 47 years, since 1976.

Are You Looking At New Electric Hot Water Systems?

At Whywait Plumbing, our guarantee is that you’ll always have an abundant supply of hot water on any hot water system we install and maintain.

Yes, we know problems arise, but if you need electric hot water systems supplied and installed, we’ll be there the same day to make things happen.

Electric hot water systems are the hot water heaters installed in most homes on the Gold Coast. We are electric hot water systems specialists who install and service all types, brands, and models.

If you need to install a new electric hot water system, then we can help. Electric hot water systems come in a wide range of sizes and configurations, so you will need assistance to make the choice that suits your home or business.

Get the Facts and Make the Right Choice on Electric Hot Water Systems

Electric water heaters are, in reality, hot water storage tanks. They are traditionally the most common form of heating hot water on the Gold Coast.

All electric hot water systems work the same way as an electric kettle. They have an element in the bottom of the tank that turns on whenever water is drawn off or if the temperature drops below the thermostat setting.electric hot water systems installation from whywait plumbing

 If you have ever watched your electricity meter spin when you turn on your kettle, you will know that this is the most expensive way to heat hot water.

Typically, with electric hot water systems, if the tank capacity is over 125 litres, you can connect to an off-peak electricity tariff. This means that electricity used by the hot water system will be charged at a lower rate.

Whilst off-peak electricity tariffs make for a cost-effective solution, they have some limitations. You do not have an unlimited hot water supply, as water is only heated at set times. If, for some reason, your demand for hot water increases, there is always the possibility that you could run out of hot water.

Like for Like Hot Water Service Replacement

Like for Like Hot Water Service Replacement

In Queensland, if you see online website prices or are quoted over the phone a price for like for like hot water service replacement for an electric or gas storage tank¹ system, don’t believe one word of it. The prices are a sham designed to scam you into calling them...

Supply and Installation of Electric Hot Water Systems

When existing electric hot water systems fail, it tends to be very sudden, whether it goes with a bang (usually an electrical fault or a blown valve) or a flood (usually a hole in the tank).

Whywait Plumbing installs replacement electric hot water systems for you the same day. We know when you are without hot water, you want it back NOW.

When you need to replace your current electric hot water system, fast we guarantee we will:

  • dispatch a plumber same day to evaluate your existing hot water system
  • size and recommend a suitable replacement with a recovery rate of heating the water matched to your family and lifestyle
  • ensure that the replacement system is fully compliant with the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 and that you have a Form 4 QBCC compliance certificate to protect your insurance coverage
  • Above all, we will give you a range of fully costed solutions that are the guaranteed cost of doing the replacement before we commence any work.

guaranteed upfront pricing always at Whywait Plumbing

“I recently had our hot water tank replaced which was almost 20 years old. I was shocked at the price until Gary explained a new tank is a major upgrade with all new valves, drains and insulation that was not required 20 years ago. The plumbers who did the installation were excellent and the new tank looked so different with all the new valves. Best of all they removed the old tank and left the area completely clean when finished. Whywait are very professional plus their staff are friendly and helpful.”

Shirley Clarke

Features & Benefits of Electric Hot Water Systems:

  • Available in range of sizes – 25L, 50L, 80L, 125L, 160L, 250L, 315L & 400L
  • Mains pressure – for hot water from multiple taps at the same time
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations
  • Larger sizes are designed for off-peak energy rates
  • Twin element models available
  • Adjustable thermostat models available
  • Warranty 7-12 years, depending on manufacturer, brand and model
  • 25L & 50L units fit in tight spaces such as under a kitchen bench
  • Ideally suited for “like for like” replacement, reducing installation costs

At Whywait Plumbing, we know everyone’s hot water needs are unique, and the one-size-fits-all approach does not work. With so many choices available, you must speak with one of our hot water specialists to get the right advice.

Contact us today to tailor the right solution for your home and family.

Despite Efficiency Drawbacks, Electric Hot Water Systems Remain the Most Popular Choice for Installation

At Whywait Plumbing Services, we understand that efficient and reliable hot water is essential to your daily comfort and convenience. That’s why we specialise in cutting-edge electric hot water systems designed to provide you with endless hot water, energy savings, and superior performance. Our expertly engineered solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs of Australian homes and businesses, ensuring you enjoy the perfect blend of innovation and sustainability.

The most commonly manufactured electric hot water systems we recommend you install are from the following manufacturers. They are available in a variety of common sizes with tanks manufactured from vitreous enamel or stainless steel:

  • Rheem : 25L – 47L – 50L – 80L – 125L – 160L – 250L – 315L – 400L
  • Everhot : 25L – 50L – 80L – 125L – 160L – 250L – 315L – 400L
  • Vulcan : 50L – 80L – 125L – 160L – 250L – 315L – 400L
  • Vulcan Duomax : 50L – 80L – 125L – 160L – 250L – 315L – 400L
  • Rinnai : 25L – 50L – 80L – 125L – 160L – 250L – 315L – 400L

Many Saxon heat exchange copper storage heaters are still installed in Gold Coast homes, but they are no longer manufactured and cannot be replaced in a “like for like” installation.

Trust Whywait to elevate your hot water experience and make the switch to a more efficient, eco-friendly future today.

What is Required to Replace Electric Hot Water Systems Electrical Connections?

Electrical Compliance Update to AS3000 – Important Considerations

In alignment with our commitment to adhere to the latest standards and regulations, there has been a significant update concerning electrical compliance for hot water systems. The new AS3000 standards update significantly affects the installation and upgrade of hot water systems, ensuring enhanced safety and compliance with current electrical practices.

Critical Changes Under AS3000 Affecting Hot Water Systems:

  • Relocation or Upgrade of Hot Water Systems: If the hot water system is replaced and requires relocation, or if the new system’s heating element is larger than the original (e.g., upgrading from a 2.4 kW to a 3.6 kW model), the regulations now mandate specific safety measures.
  • Safety Switch Requirement: A crucial requirement is installing a safety switch to protect the circuit. It’s important to distinguish between a safety switch and a circuit breaker, as they serve different purposes. The safety switch is designed to provide personal protection against electric shock, a critical update for enhanced safety.
  • Isolator Installation: An isolator must be installed within “arm’s reach” of the hot water system. This requirement allows safe and easy power disconnection for maintenance or emergencies, ensuring that control is readily accessible.

Our Electrical Licence and Scope:

  • Our restricted electrical licence permits us to disconnect and reconnect a hot water system, which we allow for in any installation or repairs.
  • Should there be a need for an external isolation switch and a safety switch installation, which is beyond our licence scope, we will need to engage our licensed electrician.

Pricing and Legal Obligations:

  • The cost of installing an external isolation switch and a safety switch varies between $250 and $950, depending on the specific requirements and complexity of the work involved.
  • It is also crucial to note that if the electrician encounters any non-compliance issues during the installation, they are legally obligated to rectify these issues, which may result in additional costs.

What is Required to Replace Electric Hot Water Systems Plumbing?

If your electric hot water system is leaking and requires a replacement, then in all likelihood, it will be at least eight years old and probably much more. The infrastructure regarding valves and overflow drains will not be compliant with the legal requirements that Queensland law now requires we must adhere to.

Since 1 July 2019, every hot water system, whether a new installation or a replacement installation, must be installed in complete compliance with AS/NZS 3500.4:2021 Plumbing and Drainage Part 4: Heated Water Services.

This standard, and several other associated standards, are called into law via the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 and the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019.

The installation of new or replacement electric hot water systems must comply absolutely with the standard and, in particular, Section 5 Installation of Water Heaters – General Requirements. The scope of this section states explicitly: This Section sets out general requirements for the installation of water heaters, their location, support, cold water service valves, the vent or drain lines, and the first 2 m of heated water supply piping.

This section outlines exactly how all hot water service installations must be undertaken. Nowhere does it refer to a “like for like” hot water service replacement.