Hot Water FAQs
Here are some questions to consider when reviewing electric hot water system options
Q How do I save money when it comes to my hot water system?
A Are you on an off peak tariff? Electricity is up to 50% cheaper on an off-peak tariff.
Q I have no hot water! What do I do?
A It's possible there's a simple fix. You may only need to bleed the hot water system.
Q My hot water system is leaking. What do I do?
A Give us a call on 07 3901 6042 and we can pop by to see what's happening.
Q What size should our hot water system be? 125L, 160L, 250L, 315L or 400L?
A This can be determined by number of bathrooms, dishwasher, washing machine loads per week, number of teenagers etc. Give us a call on 07 3901 6042 for free advice.
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Water saving tips & plumbing facts for Brisbane:
In The Bathroom
Bathrooms and toilets account for about 40% of your household water use.
Simple changes to your bathroom fittings and in your everyday habits can result in substantial water savings.*
Install a water efficient showerhead.
By replacing your showerhead with a three star/AAA rated showerhead, you can save around 11 litres of water a minute.*
Take shorter showers.
By reducing your shower time by one minute a day, you can save more than 7,300 litres of water a year!*
Install tap aerators.
Tap aerators can reduce the flow of water through a tap by up to 50%. Over a year, this could save a family more than $60.*
Fix dripping taps.
A tap dripping at a rate of one drop per second wastes approximately 20,000 litres of water per year. So make sure you fix a dripping tap as soon as you notice it.*
Only fill the bath with as much water as needed.
Use less water for children and pets and check the temperature as you fill. Adding extra water to get the correct temperature after the bath is at the right level, is wasteful.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.
If you turn off the water while you're brushing your teeth, you could save more than 50,000 litres of water for a family of four over a year.*
Use a dual flush toilet.
Using a dual flush four star rated toilet can save the average home up to 35,000 litres of water a year.*
Check for toilet leaks.
You can check for leaks in your toilet by placing a few drops of food dye into the cistern. If, after 15 minutes, the food dye has seeped into the bowl then you may have a leak. We recommend you get in contact with a licensed plumber to fix this for you.