Gas hot water can be a never ending supply of hot water because you only run out of hot water if you run out of gas. Whywait Plumbing Services have been specialists in installing and servicing all gas hot water systems as your local, reliable and professional Gold Coast Plumber for over 40 years, since 1976.
Above all we understand every aspect of gas hot water and how critical a properly functioning gas hot water system is to your family.
Yes, all gas hot water systems are slightly more expensive to install but are much cheaper to run than an electric hot water system plus they heat the water much faster.
Gas hot water systems using either natural gas or LPG bottle gas come in two variations:
Gas storage hot water systems store the hot water in an insulated tank keeping the water at a constant temperature usually by a gas pilot light that burns continuously lighting the main burner under the tank to heat the water as required. These operate similar to electric storage systems but generally heat faster than electric which is why you get instant gas hot water.
Gas instantaneous or continuous flow or endless on demand units are all the same type of units but with different descriptions used. Very simply the units only heat the water up when you turn a hot tap on so they are very efficient and best of all have an endless supply of instant gas hot water.
Gas like electricity cannot be seen although it can be smelt. Gas like electricity has dangerous consequences if installation and maintenance are not undertaken correctly.
All installation and maintenance work, including gas leak repairs undertaken on gas hot water units, is required under Queensland law to be done so by licensed gasfitters. Quite simply there are no DIY options when it comes to gas hot water systems.
When replacing like for like storage gas hot water systems or instantaneous gas units in Queensland you are legally required to upgrade all the valves, insulation and overflows to the current standards required by AS/NZS3500.4:2015 and AS/NZS5601.1:2013.
Natural gas units are the most environmentally friendly hot water system available when compared to electric or LPG but remember the higher the star rating the cheaper your gas hot water unit is to run.
Whywait Plumbing can install like for like gas hot water systems the same day.
When a Whywait Plumbing Technician is dispatched to replace your hot water system, we will recommend a system suitable for you and your needs, compliant with relevant government policies, and we will give you a range of solutions with guaranteed upfront pricing.