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Tempering Valve

Is your hot water system TOO HOT?

Hot water not set to the correct temperature results in hundreds of scalding cases each year. It is essential that if your hot water is too hot that you install a tempering valve to maintain a constant temperature and avoid the risk of scalds. Ensure your hot water is safe, contact the Sharpe plumbing team for the installation or testing of tempering valves in your home or business.

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Tempering Valve – Adelaide

Why do I need to install a tempering valve on a domestic hot water system?

Tempering values must be installed on new hot water systems so that your hot water complies with Australian Standards (AS 3500). This legislation requires hot water to be set at a temperature to minimise the risk of scalding.

How does a tempering valve work?

In essence, a tempering value blends hot and cold water to ensure that the output is delivering the right temperature for the application. There are a range of different tempering valves depending on the plumbing application and vary between domestic and commercial applications.

Are tempering valves compulsory?

The short answer is yes. In all new homes or renovations, it is compulsory that your licenced plumber installs a tempering valve or thermostatic mixing valve to your hot water system.

What are the different types of tempering valves?
  • Blue cap tempering valve – commonly used for electric water heaters
  • Green cap tempering valve – designed for gas hot water systems.
  • Orange cap tempering valve – solar hot water and heat pump hot water systems.
  • Black cap tempering valve – for large capacity systems.
Confused about tempering valves?

Sharpe Group Master Plumbers keep abreast of all the latest plumbing laws and can ensure that your plumbing is installed to the relevant Australian Standards.

If you are making changes to your hot water system and need advice, get in touch with the team at Sharpe Services for all of your hot water system requirements on 08 7150 1621 or complete our booking form today.

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