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Who Do You Go To When Your Hot Water System Isn't Working?

Your local electrical experts at Metropolitan Electrical Contractors are here for you! We’ll service and repair any hot water system. We can also install brand-new units and even offer tips and advice on how to best care for your electric hot water system.

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Electric Hot Water System Maintenance

Metropolitan Electrical Contractors knows exactly how to care for your electric water heater. We’ll keep your water steaming hot and your running costs low.

Hot water is one of the most important luxuries we should all have access to. For showers, dishwashing, baths and more, no one should go without reliable hot water.

To avoid serious problems, our local electricians are available for regular maintenance and even yearly servicing if you wish. Whether you prefer continuous flow systems or a storage tank hot water unit, our staff can assess any faults before they cause your water to go cold at the worst time.

Unfortunately, we also know there are times when you’re completely caught off guard by hot water failure. With no extra charges after hours, we can have someone at your door within an hour* of your call for any urgent repairs. From a malfunctioning thermostat to leaking pipes or faulty hot water outlets, we have long-term solutions that will ensure your hot water is always good to go.

So, for your electric hot water unit’s best care, contact Metropolitan Electrical Contractors. We’re available for storage and continuous flow system repairs, maintenance and installation.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Electric Hot Water

Electric storage tanks are perhaps the first type of hot water system that pops into your mind when you think about it.

Their longevity and durability is the reason why their design has barely changed. Plus, with a range of sizes up to about 400 litres, there is a storage tank to suit all needs.

They’re perfect for big families with busy lifestyles and high hot water demand.

However, there is a slight downside and that’s cost. Water in a storage tank is heated all day long, which means it maintains a specific temperature even when you don’t need it.

As a result, the electricity costs are higher and you will see the difference in energy bills when compared to more efficient natural gas or solar systems.

Regardless, modern electric storage tanks are far more efficient than their counterparts from the last few decades, and even carbon emissions from gas storage systems have decreased.

If you’re looking to upgrade a unit, and electric is what you want to stick to, contact us today. We can send out an electrician to assess your needs and provide the best advice on what hot water solutions you require.

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Looking to make the switch FROM electric?

At Metropolitan Electrical Contractors, we understand the growing demand for an energy-efficient alternative to heat water in today’s homes. If you’re thinking of transitioning away from your current electric hot water setup, we’ve got you covered and can help you find the right hot water system for your home.

Consider upgrading to a solar hot water system. Solar hot water systems harness the power of the sun, providing a sustainable and eco-friendly solution. For those interested in a different route, gas hot water systems and heat pump hot water options are also on the table. Heat pumps, in particular, can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With each option offering its own set of benefits, we’re here to guide you towards the most suitable choice for your needs.

Emergency Electrician and Plumbing Services

When your hot water system crashes at the worst time, you know Metropolitan is ready. We provide emergency electrician and emergency plumbing services so your hot water supply won’t stay off for long.

Most likely, you’re not alone in the problems you face with an electric hot water heater. Some of the most common reasons customers call include:

  • Faulty heating element or thermostat
  • Electrical cable or wiring problems
  • Faulty hot water relief valve
  • Damaged circuit breaker or safety switch
  • Leaking or damaged pipes

We know you can’t wait days – or even weeks – for a hot water repair or installation. No matter what time of the day, our 24/7 services mean a technician can be out to your home within the hour* of your call.

And you can rest assured you’ll pay no more after hours. On public holidays, weekdays or weekends, you pay exactly the same for the job. It’s our way to take the weight off your shoulders when an emergency arises.

All work carried out by our licensed technicians is also guaranteed and covered under Metropolitan’s warranty and insurance. So, in the rare event that an electrician has to re-attend under warranty, it will be no extra cost to you.

Hot Water System Installation

Living without hot water can be uncomfortable and disruptive to household owners. Even for a short while. That’s why Metropolitan is here for you, 24/7.

If you need a new system installed we’ll talk you through the entire process. Our local electricians will take their time helping you decide what best suits your home. How many people live there, where the unit is located, your local climate, it all matters when deciding between a storage tank, continuous flow unit or more.

No matter what you want, Metropolitan is proud to work with trusted suppliers such as:

When you’re looking for a brand new hot water system, we can take care of the installation from step one to step done.

Interest Free** Hot Water Services

If you find yourself in times of trouble, but desperately need your electric hot water system repaired, Metropolitan Electrical Contractors can help.

We offer a range of interest free** payment plans for eligible customers to provide financial flexibility for urgent and unexpected work.

Just choose a payment plan with one of our providers – Zip or Humm. You have the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront.

Your electrician can take you through the easy application process on site and approval usually takes only a few minutes. Then there’s no stress about paying for a big job upfront.

Instead, we can instead have the job finished promptly so you have hot water and can save simple repayments for later.

We also accept payment by cash, cheque and credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

With the assurance our fixed-price quotes will never cost you more after hours, Metropolitan Electrical Contractors always provide a service you can trust.

Contact us today for more information, or to book your next electric hot water system service.

FAQs – All You Need to Know About Electric Hot Water Systems

Metropolitan Electrical Contractors has all the answers to your questions about electric hot water systems.

An electric hot water system utilises electric elements to heat cold water brought into the tank, before dispersing it. They are cost-effective to purchase and install. Around 50 per cent of Australian households have an electric heater.

More often than not, you’ll need a plumber for installation, repairs and services. You’ll want an electrician if:

  • Your hot water system keeps tripping the circuit breaker
  • The water heater fuse box is blown or overheating
  • Your water heater has loose wiring which can cause the reset button to trip

If you’re not sure who to call, contact Metropolitan and we can organise for either a plumber or electrician – or perhaps both – to visit.

When deciding on the size of the electric hot water unit your home needs, there are a couple of questions to consider such as:

  • How many people will be using hot water on a regular basis?
  • How often does your household use hot water?
  • Does your home have any water-saving measures in place?
  • Will you be using hot water for your washing machine or dishwasher?

Beyond this, you’ll want to consider whether a storage tank or an electric instantaneous hot water system is best for your home. Any of our experienced specialists at Metropolitan can help walk you through your decision.

An electric hot water system might not be working due to:

  • Faulty thermostat
  • The heating element isn’t working
  • There isn’t enough power
  • Your storage tank isn’t big enough
  • Faulty temperature and pressure valve
  • Water pressure is too high
  • The system is overheating
  • A valve is stuck
  • The tank is corroding

It’s important you have a qualified technician out for services. Regular servicing can ensure your electric hot water system doesn’t suddenly stop working.

An electric hot water unit should last 10 years on average, with 15-20 easily achievable for electric instantaneous water heaters.

Regular servicing will ensure your system lives to a ripe old age, and also keeps it working efficiently. You also won’t have to pay for costly, large-scale repairs, as you can catch issues before they worsen.

Your average electric hot water heater can take between 1hr to 1hr 20mins to heat up. The larger the system the longer it will take to get hot, so keep that in mind when you’re looking at having one installed.

Another thing to consider before purchasing an electric hot water heater is the number of people that live in your home.

Adjusting the temperature on an electric hot water heater may differ with brand, make and model. It’s best to either check with the particular brand’s manufacturer, or alternatively call your local qualified electrician to adjust it for you.

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