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Gas Hot Water Systems
How they work
Storage gas water systems use a gas burner to continuously heat and maintain water in a tank at 60°C. Continuous flow systems also use a burner which ignites only when the water is needed.
Sharpe Services has been providing Adelaide with quality plumbing and gas fitting services for over 40 years. Our team of qualified and trained master plumbers can carry out the installation of your new gas hot water system.
Why use Sharpe Services for your hot water service?
>> Up Front pricing – No hidden cost. Our prices are competitive and transparent.
>> We cover all suburbs in Adelaide.
>> We offer a full warranty.
>> Our job to keep your house clean and tidy.
>> We supply, install and service most brands.
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The Master Plumbers Association of South Australia Inc is a Membership Association, Group Training Company and a Registered Training Organisation based in South Australia, to promote the on-going protection of community, health and safety through the provision of quality plumbing services.
Instant or Storage?
Gas hot water systems prices vary so it is important to first identify how many people will be using the hot water system, the number of outlets, and your budget so we can recommend a suitable product. Instant gas hot water systems have a number of advantages, with the main advantage being that it only heats water when needed, so isn’t affected by peak and off-peak rates.
This means that unless you run out of gas, you will never run out of hot water.
Storage gas hot water systems use a gas burner located underneath the storage tank to heat the water.
They usually have a continuously burning pilot flame that ignites the main burner when it is needed. Heat is then transferred from the gas burner through the bottom of the cylinder.
Most units have an adjustable thermostat to set the water temperature. When the temperature at the bottom of the tank drops below the level set on the thermostat the pilot flame ignites the main burner so the water is kept constantly hot. The energy from the pilot flame is not wasted as it helps to heat the water in the tank.
Storage hot water systems come in a range of tank sizes from about 90 litres to 300 litres. Some units use a special flue system to recirculate the hot flue gases around the outside of the tank to increase heat transfer into the water and increase their efficiency.
Instantaneous gas hot water systems, also known as continuous flow, don’t have storage tanks and heat water only when required.
Water is heated by a gas burner as it flows through a coiled pipe called a heat exchanger. The gas burner starts when a hot water tap is turned on. It only heats the amount of water that is required instead of continuously heating a full tank. As they don’t store any hot water, there is no heat loss from a tank and so can have energy and cost savings.
To allow enough time for heating, the water is slowed down as it flows through the heat exchanger. This means that instantaneous units supply hot water at a lower pressure than storage systems. They can typically deliver hot water at flow rates per minute of between 10 litres and 30 litres, depending on the model.
Information on different types of Hot Water Systems
Need Hot Water System? If you are unsure on the type of system that is best for your home or business browse through our wide range on the hot water system type pages for more information including the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Hot Water System Brands we Service, Replace, Repair, Supply & Install
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We only employ fully trained Master Plumbers and we are a member of the Master Plumbers Association. Our gas plumbers drive fully-stocked service vehicles with the full range of common stock items as well as gas leak detection and repair equipment. Our plumbers specialise in all home and office plumbing and gas requirements to deal with blocked drains, burst pipes, install and repair of tap and all your hot water requirements.
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When life throws you a Gas Emergency, (View SA Gov Gas Leak procedures) call Sharpe Services on 08 7150 1621, our certified Gas plumbers can be there Within the Hour. With 30+ fully equipped vans located across Adelaide, we’re ready to detect and repair any Gas Leaks and improve your home's gas safety in your home or office.
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