The secret is that if you own a Rheem, Dux, Vulcan, Aquamax or any mains pressure hot water system including Heat Pump hot water systems and solar hot water systems, you can literally double or triple the life expectancy of your hot water cylinder.
How is it possible?
By simply replacing the ‘Sacrificial Anode’.
A ‘Sacrificial Anode’ is a long thin rod, made of magnesium that sits inside your hot water cylinder. Being a soft metal, it is designed to corrode while protecting the hot water cylinder. It only lasts about 4 years (about as long as the tanks’ warranty period). When the anode can no longer protect your tank, the tank rusts very rapidly and the rust then contaminates your food, your washing and yourself. A rusting and ruptured tank not only costs you a fortune to replace, but can also cause major damage to your property.
Water heating is the biggest energy user in homes in Sydney Australia. By switching from an electric to a environmentally-friendly hot water system such as solar panel heating , you could save three tonnes of greenhouse emissions from your home each year and hundreds of dollars on your energy bills.
The rebate for solar heating and heat pump hot water systems is based on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions saved, determined by the eligibility of your system for Renewable Energy Certificates
Solar water heaters also called solar domestic hot water systems can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use is free.
No matter who you are, at some time or another you will have problems with your plumbing or hot water repair in Sydney, Australia. When something like this occurs, it can be very difficult to live your life. You need to find a professional service that is there for you anytime. One that uses state of the art technology to discover the problem and fix it right away, without unnecessary costs.
There are so many things that can go wrong with your plumbing and hot water, that it is paramount that you understand what is involved in the repair process. If you are having trouble with your sewer or having storm water problems, then many times, cameras inspection can be used to determine the exact cause of your problems, and save you money in the process. If you have leaks within your plumbing, like with taps, toilets, and showers, then getting your old fittings replaced with new ones is a great way to save money and water.