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There’s nothing like a hot shower or long bath to unwind after a busy day. But one of the easiest ways to ruin your day is to open the water tap only to feel a stream of ice-cold water. What’s even worse is to get that dreaded call that everything is wet because your heater burst. Not only will you then have to mop up the water damage, but you won’t even be able to enjoy a hot shower after all your labour.

In addition to our own personal hygiene routines, you’ll be surprised how often you need running hot water. Cooking, cleaning, and laundry are only some of the household needs that call for it.

At Reed Plumbing and Drainage Solutions, we get that replacing or upgrading your heater is an experience you probably haven’t planned for. Plus, finding professional tradesmen you can trust is often challenging. Some charge an exorbitant amount while others are slow to respond to your query.

Reed is a family-run business that uses innovation and technology to deliver quality, cost-effective solutions. Founded in 2017, we’ve quickly grown our team to more than 20 hard-working people who are positively passionate about this industry.
Whether you need help with a repair, new installation, or preventive maintenance, we pride ourselves in delivering a reliable service that’s built on honesty. But don’t just take our word for it: we’ve received over 30 five-star Google Reviews.

If you’re looking for the best hot water installation Melbourne can offer, give us a call on (03) 9331 6633.

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What are the different types of water heaters?

There are two main types of water heaters: storage and instantaneous (continuous) flow systems. A storage heater uses an insulated tank where heated water is stored to be used for when it’s needed.
On the other hand, an instantaneous flow system doesn’t use a storage tank as it will heat the water only when it’s needed. For this reason, it’s not subject to heat losses linked with the storage type.
Also, water heaters come in different sizes. The size of your family and its requirements will determine if an 80-liter tank or a 400-liter tank is more practical to install. Lastly, you’ll also need to consider fuel sources of gas or electricity. If you want to minimize your impact on the environment, an electric water heater is actually better.

When should I replace my water heater?

Water heaters are not items that improve with age. The older your water heater gets, the more power it can start to use. When this happens, it will make more financial sense to have it replaced. Also, considering that a water heater leak can cause a big mess, and even more damage when it bursts, it’s best to see to it as soon as possible.
The average lifespan of a gas-powered water heater is 8 -12 years. Electric water heaters might even last a bit longer.

How do I select the best water heater for my home?

When investing in a new water heater, there are a number of issues that you should take into consideration. These include where it will be installed, the energy source, possible rebates, and the cost of the heater itself such as installation, maintenance, and running costs. Depending on the type of water heater, you might also need to pay attention to the climate and access to direct sun.

How long does it take to install a new heater?

Whether you’re building a new home or want to replace your current unit before it gives any issues, certified plumbers will usually be able install your new heater within 1-3 hours, irrespective of the type of heater.

If there are any unforeseen problems (for example, depending on the layout it might be more difficult to maneuver it into place), it might take longer. The good news is that in all emergency cases, most plumbers will offer same-day replacements of the unit.

How much will Melbourne hot water installation cost?

The total cost will depend on the specific task that needs to be completed. The installation is a more intricate and complicated job. If you’re looking to install a water system, you can expect to pay anything from $500 to $2,000 depending on the type.

With regard to the hourly rate, you can expect to pay about $90 for a plumber in Melbourne. However, in the event of an emergency plumbing situation, the hourly rate will be more. As the cost can differ quite a lot, it’s always best to ask for a personalized quote from a prospective plumbing service so that you can be certain that your budget includes everything.

Choose Reed Plumbing for your hot water installation in Melbourne

When you hire Reed Plumbing and Drainage solutions, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that our team will take the necessary care to ensure a professional installation. Our technicians are members of Master Plumbers Association, and we’re compliant with all relevant Australian Standards as well as many major international standards for business and plumbing excellence.

We use the latest technology and operate a 24/7 emergency service, so you can look forward to prompt and punctual service when you need it most. Make sure to reach out to us if you need this type of service, and we will send one of our technicians to help as soon as possible.

If you are looking for a technician to help you with installations near Melbourne, call our 24-hour plumbing emergency line on 9331 6633.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hot Water Installation In Melbourne

Not only is it a bad idea, but it’s also dangerous and illegal to tackle it as a DIY project in Australia. What’s more, you’ll also need to have plumbing and electrical skills and know the local building codes (which you probably don’t). 

At the end of the day, for your own safety and the service life of the water heater, it’s best to hire a licensed technician. Improper installation can result in an explosion or water damage, and it can void the water heater’s manufacturer warranty.

Usually, the most cost-effective solution is to replace an existing water heater with the same model and fuel source. If you plan on changing the fuel source or the type of water heater, it will call for more components or accessories that can quickly increase the total cost of the project.

Gas water heaters are commonly used throughout Australia. However, a gas leak can result in carbon monoxide poisoning that can cause serious long-term health risks. If it’s not caught in time, it can even be fatal. 

The most common sign of a gas leak is a strong smell of sulfur (it smells like rotten eggs). Other signs to look out for are a low hissing noise, a higher gas bill, or dead indoor plants. Also, if you notice symptoms like dizziness, headaches, nausea, weakness, trouble breathing, and vomiting, it’s critical that you seek medical attention and get your gas heater serviced.

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