In our ‘hot water troubleshooting tips’ series we try to provide solutions to the most common problems people encounter with their hot water heaters.
If your hot water isn’t hot enough, or you are running out of hot water too quickly, it may pay to adjust the temperature of your hot water thermostat.
Step 1 – Check that you are not using too much hot water and therefore having to wait for cold water to heat up in your tank. Speak to one of our hot water installers and service repair technicians about installing low flow valves on your taps and energy saving shower heads. Install a timer in the shower to monitor your usage. Cheap waterproof timers and clocks can be purchased from most department and variety stores.
Step 2 – Your hot water heater may have a 50 degree temperature limiter installed. If this is the case, your hot water cannot be heated to more than 50 degrees. Contact Cheapa Hot Water and one of our service repair technicians with your hot water make and model number and we will be able to advise if this likely to be the case.
Step 3 – If you have a solar water heater, check that the booster is working as per the installation guidelines for the make and model of your system.
Step 4 – If you have a timer installed, please ensure it is allowing enough time to heat the water in your tank to meet your household hot water usage.
Still having hot water system problems?
If these steps don’t provide any solutions, we suggest you contact our service department on 1800 266 999 for advice. Our hot water service centre is open 7 days a week from 7am – 6pm.
Hot water is our business – it’s not a sideline. Each year we install over 4,000 hot water systems in Sydney and Central Coast homes and businesses. As one of Sydney’s largest hot water system suppliers, our enormous buying powers and ability to buy direct from the manufacturer means we can pass attractive savings on to our customers. Our fully qualified, licensed hot water heater installers have over 20 years experience each so don’t hesitate to contact us direct for advice and assistance.