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Gas appliance servicing

June 15, 2011 5:19 am
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A customer this week in North Balwyn was let down by their ducted heating unit. The heating unit had not been serviced for some time and was in need of some care! With the cold winter months quickly upon us, the ducted heating unit and hot water unit at the side of the home is working hard. It pays to have your gas appliances serviced on a regular basis. Not just for the safety factor but also for an efficient and reliable appliance. There’s nothing worse than a cold shower first thing in the morning or no heating of an evening.... View Article

Hot Water Temperature

May 16, 2011 7:54 am
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How hot should I have my hot water? This is a very common question asked from a customer in Doncaster. The temperature of the hot water is set by the installer and should be adjusted to suit the customers needs. The temperature within a stored hot water cylinder should be adjusted to no higher than 60C at the top of the cylinder. If it is set higher than this, the water may scald the user, and also limescale deposits may form in hard water areas. Equally, the water should not be stored  at a temperature much below this as the growth of... View Article

Winter Heating Energy Costs

April 27, 2011 3:40 am
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With winter on its way and a rise in heaters getting serviced, ready for the cold months ahead. There has been a few queries to do with energy efficiency of heating appliances and how to try and manage lower energy bills. A customer in Balwyn North was asking how to work out the efficiency of their ducted heater. The largest chunk of household energy bills goes towards keeping homes cool in summer and warm in winter. In very cold areas, heating alone could account for about 70 percent of your energy bill. Costing a gas appliance – The consumption of gas appliances is... View Article

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Hot water unit anode

April 11, 2011 5:23 am
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Newman Plumbing One of our valued Customers in North Balwyn we attended to this week was asking about the insides of there hot water unit! They had a faulty pressure temperature relief valve that was leaking water. We replaced the faulty pressure temperature relief valve and serviced the hot water unit. The hot water unit was wasting a lot of water, although the garden was very green near the hot water unit! We were talking about their hot water service and how it was a stainless steel cylinder which contained the hot water at a high temperature. I advised our customer that their unit... View Article

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Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards “WELS”

March 28, 2011 9:30 pm
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A customer in Camberwell was enquiring about the “Water Efficiency Sticker” that was attached to their new taps packaging and what it was all about. Hot water, appliances, refrigeration and heating stand out as areas ripe for change. When you buy a household appliance, look out for the water or energy star rating labels. Both these star ratings will help you save energy and reduce your carbon footprint as well. Showerheads, toilets, taps, washing machines and dishwashers come with a water efficiency rating label known as “WELS” {Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards.} This lets you compare the water flow rate or water... View Article

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Faulty Tempering Mixing Valve

November 23, 2010 12:47 am
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A customer in Hawthorn this week had a problem with low temperature hot water to an upstairs bathroom and poor water supply in the shower recess. The home was only about eight years old with new plumbing throughout. After much diagnosis re checking shower roses and clearing of debris in shower filters and basin aerators, the poor water supply and low temperature was improved but still present. The home was supplied by a continuous mains pressure hot water unit with a Tempering Mixing Valve fitted to the side. After further testing this Tempering Mixing Valve was found to be faulty.... View Article