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24/7 Gold Coast Electric Hot Water Systems Repairs, Servicing & Replacement Installation

Electric Hot Water Systems specialists, at Whywait Plumbing we are licensed to service, repair & install electric hot water systems. Our licensed technician’s service & install all the leading brands of electric hot water systems, 24/7. 


For electric hot water systems, same day service call (07) 5580 4311. For non-urgent repairs feel free to send us your details.

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24/7 Gold Coast Electric Hot Water Systems Repairs, Servicing & Replacement Installation

Electric Hot Water Systems specialists, at Whywait Plumbing we are licensed to service, repair & install electric hot water systems. Our licensed technician’s service & install all the leading brands of electric hot water systems, 24/7.


Same Day Electric Hot Water Systems Repairs & Installation

Electric hot water systems 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 systems 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 have been specialists in electric hot water systems repairs and replacement installations as your local, reliable and professional Gold Coast Plumber for 44 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 heater installed in most homes on the Gold Coast. We have been electric hot water systems specialists in installing and servicing 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 in much 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 by far the most expensive way to heat hot water.

Typically with electric hot water systems if the tank capacity is over 125 litres then 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 tariff’s make for a cost-effective solution it does come with some limitations. You do not have an unlimited supply of hot water 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.

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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 are aware that everyone’s hot water needs are unique, and the one size fits all approach does not work. With so many choices available, you need to speak with one of our hot water specialists so you get the right advice.

Contact us today so we can tailor the solution that’s right for your home and family.

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

At Whywait Plumbing, we supply, install and maintain all electric hot water systems available in Australia.

The most commonly manufactured electric hot water systems 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

  • Dux : 25L – 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

  • Aquamax : 50L – 80L – 125L – 160L – 250L – 315L – 400L

  • Rinnai : 25L – 50L – 80L – 125L – 160L – 250L – 315L – 400L

  • Thermann : 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.

Supply & 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.

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What is Required to Replace Electric Hot Water Systems?

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 its 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, along with several other standards, is 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 sets out exactly how all hot water service installations must be undertaken. Nowhere does it refer to a “like for like” hot water service replacement.

Electric Hot Water Systems Repairs, Servicing & Replacement Installation

For plumbing & gas emergencies please call (07) 5580 4311 to ensure a speedy service. For all other plumbing repairs feel free to email us for assistance.

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