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Don't run out of hot water this winter

Now that winter is well and truly upon us, we are relying on our hot water more than ever. The only time we really think about our hot water system is when it’s not working, or when it’s costing us too much. Many homes have existing systems which are old and outdated, which in turn can impact on your energy usage and hot water capacity for your family. Generally, if your system is over 12 years old, then it’s time to look for a replacement rather than a repair. 

There are so many different hot water systems on the market, it is easy to become overwhelmed with so many choices. Here we break it down to help you decide which hot water system will best suit you. 

If you are environmentally conscious and want to reduce your electric hot water power bill, then you can opt for a solar system or a heat pump. On the other hand, you could switch over to gas for instant hot water and treat yourself to a gas stove at the same time. Always install a hot water heater that is at least appropriate for the size of the property. For example, two people don’t need as much hot water as a family with 5 kids, so they could install a smaller hot water system. The problem is that a 4 bedroom house needs sufficient hot water for at least a family of four and when you sell your property at a later date, a buyer will not be happy about having to upgrade a small hot water heater.

Solar hot water heaters are definitely the most cost effective, but they don't guarantee that you will have the hot water supply you are wanting on those rainy or less sunny days. This is definitely something that you need to take into consideration. 

Ultra Plumbing and Roofing are a local Gold Coast, family run plumbing and roofing company. Aaron (the director) served in the Australian Army for over 10 years where he learnt his trade, and he has been running the company for over 12 years. 


We discuss and help you decide the best options for you, and we then source the hot water system. Our preferred brands are Rheem and Rinnai. 

Ultra Plumbing and Roofing provide up front pricing, install of your new hot water system, removal of your current system, plus we are licenced Master Plumbers and all heaters have a minimum 5 year warranty. And, for any hot water system purchased and installed through June and July 2020, we are offering a FREE plumbing and safety inspection for your whole house as part of our service.  We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your hot water needs,