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Is Your Hot Water System Ready For Winter?

As the days get colder, the demand for hot water system replacements and installations increases. None of us want to have a cold shower, so everybody is looking for same-day hot water system installation in order to minimise the time spent bracing themselves for cold showers. Thankfully, we here at North Lakes Plumbing & Gas Co. know the struggle - and we aim to help everyone that calls as soon as we can. We’ve got a limited number of temporary systems, so if we can’t organise your hot water system replacement that day, we can usually provide you with a temporary solution until your permanent hot water system arrives.

That being said, the best way to avoid any cold showers in winter is to ensure that your hot water system is ready for winter. We’ve created a guide to help you understand your hottie a little better, and know when it’s time to call a plumber to help. Read on to learn more.

Why You Should Ensure Your Hot Water System System Is Ready For Winter

As mentioned earlier, the demand for hot water system replacements increases in the winter. Some people enjoy cooler showers, but in winter, it can feel downright freezing! Baring a cold shower in the morning, or at any time of the day, is out of the question for most. So, when the hot water is even slightly less than satisfactory, most people are straight onto the phone or Google trying to find a solution. This makes it difficult when your hot water system goes out unexpectedly because often, most plumbers are booked out. Here at North Lakes Plumbing, we endeavour to help everyone who calls, but a little more on that later. First, here are a few warning signs to look out for and what to do if you’re encountering them.

What It Means If You Can Hear Noises From Your Hot Water System

Noises coming from your hot water system often isn’t a very good sign. Sometimes this can be from sediment buildup or general old age – but either way, it’s something you’ll want to investigate before it causes a bigger issue. Before winter sets in, it will be in your best interest to know if your hot water issue can be resolved with a quick replacement, or if more advanced measures need to be taken. That way you can act accordingly and find solutions before the winter rush.

What It Means If ‘Hot’ Isn’t As Hot As It Used to Be

If your hot water isn’t as hot as it used to be, there is a good chance that there is a gas related issue, a faulty valve or that your thermostat or heating element is defective. Either way, it needs to be looked at by a professional. Use this opportunity to call a plumber and see if they can identify and diagnose the issue. More often than not, it will be a simple fix and we will extend the life of the system. If the unit requires replacement you will be able to arrange it at your leisure. You’re going to want to know before it gets too cold, Iso the sooner you know, the sooner you can have a plumber fix it, and the warmer your showers will be in the colder months.

How North Lakes Plumbing & Gas Co. Can Help

As we said earlier, we do everything we can to help everyone who calls. We have a 24/7 after-hours line, and endeavour to offer same-day service for all hot water and emergency plumbing related issues. Our team holds Unrestricted Gas Licenses and Restricted Electrical Licenses, so we’re able to do both gas and electric hot water systems. Plus, we’re one of the top 15 suppliers of Rheem Hot Water Systems in Australia. Give us a call on (07) 3491 8489 during business hours or 0418 797 940 after hours.

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