HOT WATER REPAIRS AND INSTALLATIONS

BROKEN HOT WATER?

When the hot water tank breaks, the whole household is almost brought to a standstill. You want to act quickly, but you want advice from a plumber you can trust. Howarth Plumbing will get you sound advice for your situation; not for whatever option suits us best.

EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF A TANK ABOUT TO FAIL

It is even better when you notice it BEFORE it breaks, and can make a smooth transition from one heater to the next, with no downtime. Here are a few signs to look for that a heater is at the end of its life:

  • Water pooling or dripping from the tank, can mean the holding tank has rusted through
  • The release valve doesn’t flow, can mean the pipes are blocked
  • Water isn’t as hot as it used to be is an indication the element is failing.

NEED IT IN A HURRY?

We consider hot water tank replacements to be emergency jobs. We understand you need it done urgently. So we make it our priority. We do have a 24 hour emergency line. Generally we can have your new tank installed within 24 hours. All you need to do is choose your new tank from a range of options. We can narrow the list and give you solid advice to assist.

REPAIR OR REPLACE?

Repairing a tank is preferable, not only because it will save you money, but it also reduces material going to landfill. Depending on the problem, sometimes it is possible to repair a hot water tank. If you’re lucky it may even be under warranty! We can help to diagnose so you can make an informed decision.

RECOMMENDED BRANDS

Price should not be the only factor in choosing a hot water heater. A quality made product will last longer, run more efficiently and be cheaper overall. Not only that, some cheaper brands are going to be out of business before the warranty is up! You want a known brand that will still be around for warranty and spare parts for decades to come. Price is still a factor, of course. So we have a preferred list of brands after years of replacing old heaters. We really do know what heaters will last and which ones will break.

CHOOSING A TANK SIZE

Choosing the correct size hot water tank for your household is important for maximum efficiency. It depends not only on your household usage but also your electricity billing arrangement. Too big and it has to heat unnecessary water each day. But too small and it will have to reheat in the day at peak times. We can help you choose the best size for your household in the next 10 years based on a simple discussion about your usage.

NEW RESIDENCE HOT WATER TANK

Building a new home? Then you have fewer restrictions on size and position for a hot water heater. To capitalise on this opportunity we can talk through the possibilities with you. You may want to maximise your BASIX points, or adhere to your architect’s specifications, or adopt a new technology early. Howarth Plumbing can break it down with you to help make the decision clear. And we can fit in with other trades to ensure installation with minimum interruptions.

If you are building a new home and looking for a plumber who can take care of all the new installations, we can help. Read more about our complete service to new homes here.

MODERN, ENERGY EFFICIENT OPTIONS

The best choice of heater depends on many factors. Does your house have gas supply? Does it have solar power? Do you have a green energy plan? How much hot water does your household use? DO you have energy-saving devices installed in your shower or kitchen? All this information helps to discover what will be the most effective option for you. Whether your goal is to keep costs down, or to protect the environment, there are all types of heaters now for all situations:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Gas
  • Instant Gas
  • Energy-Efficient Electric

We stay abreast of all the latest trends and can recommend and supply the best brands and the latest technology.