Hot Water System Installation

Need help choosing the right hot water system for your home or business? S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting deals with hot water systems Brisbane wide. Our master plumbers install, repair, and service gas, electric, and heat pump hot water systems from all leading brands and manufacturers.

Established experts

Experienced Plumbers in all types of Hot Water Systems

At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, we can help you choose the right hot water system for your home or business. With over 20 years’ in the industry, our expert plumbers have the skills and experience to help you select the best hot water systems Brisbane has to offer. When it comes to hot water systems, our team will work closely with you to figure out which one is right for your family, budget and hot water needs.

Advancements in hot water technology mean you can now choose from a huge range of hot water systems Brisbane. S&J Plumbing is equipped to install, service and repair any of the following systems:

  • Electric Hot Water – These are the most common household hot water systems Brisbane wide. Water is stored in an insulated tank and heated by an electric element in the bottom of the unit. Electric hot water systems are affordable to buy and install, but they are generally more expensive to run.
  • Gas Hot Water – Gas hot water systems come in two types: instantaneous and gas-heated water tanks. Instantaneous gas hot water offers excellent efficiency and hot water on-demand. Gas-heated water tanks are becoming less common due to their high running costs and inefficiency in cold climates. S&J Plumbing are skilled gasfitters Brisbane wide, and our team is happy to help with the installation of new gas hot water systems.
  • Heat Pump Hot Water – Heat pump hot water systems are a newer technology and a popular choice around Australia. They work similarly to reverse-cycle air conditioning and use heat from the air to warm the water. This makes them incredibly efficient, and they can use as little as 30% of the power of conventional electric hot water systems in Brisbane.
  • Solar Hot Water – Solar hot water turns energy from the sun into heated water year-round. Special panels on your roof capture sunlight and use it to heat water that’s stored in an insulated tank. Most solar hot water systems are also backed up by a gas or electric heating element to keep things toasty in the colder months. With mild winters and long summers, solar hot water systems Brisbane are a highly efficient option.

Choosing the Right Hot Water System

Hot water systems aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. The best system depends on your budget, the size of your family and how much hot water you’re using. For example, instantaneous gas heaters are efficient and effective, but they cost more up front. Meanwhile, electric water heaters are affordable, but their efficiency is low and they aren’t suitable for every property.

The S&J Plumbing team provides a full consultation to figure out which hot water system is the right choice for you. We can help select hot water systems Brisbane wide. We’ll work with you to consider your budget and usage requirements, and we’ll ensure the unit is sized correctly for your family. Along the way, S&J Plumbing will take advantage of the features of your home, like natural gas supply lines, building design and the energy your solar panels are producing. This process means you’ll end up with a cost-effective and energy-efficient water heater that meets your requirements for hot water systems Brisbane.

Hot Water Installation Brisbane

Hot water systems are a serious investment, so they should always be installed by a qualified team. S&J Plumbing are hot water experts. We’re certified to work with all types of electric and gas systems and offer hot water installation Brisbane wide. Whether you’re replacing an existing unit, upgrading to modern technology or building a new home, our hot water installation services can help.

S&J Plumbing provides hot water installation Brisbane wide for families that have outgrown their old units. If your kids are growing or your family is expanding, it’s time to think about your long-term hot water usage. The average hot water system lasts between 10 to 15 years, so you need to consider your long-term requirements before committing to a new hot water system.

Just the same, if you’re building a new property or replacing a broken system, we can a consultation and install a new water heater on your property. S&J Plumbing offers hot water installation for all types of water heaters, and we back up our service with honest advice about which system is right for you. If you’re renovating, building a new home or just need a new hot water system, get in touch to find out how we can help.

24 Hour Repairs for Hot Water Systems Brisbane

There’s no such thing as a good time for your hot water system to fail. So whether it’s late at night or first thing in the morning, give S&J Plumbing a call. Our expert hot water plumbers are available 24/7 for emergency work whenever you need it.

We offer same day hot water repairs across Brisbane because we understand that hot water problems can’t wait until tomorrow. We’ve worked with all major hot water brands and systems over the past 20 years. That means we have an incredible amount of experience repairing the hot water systems Brisbane homeowners love. If we can’t fix the issue on the spot, we’re equipped to replace your system and provide hot water installation, or we can order parts and come back at a later date. Whatever the issue, our 24/7 emergency plumbers have you covered.

We can provide expert advice to ensure you get the best, most energy efficient hot water heater for your home or business. Most leading brands including:

Common Problems with Hot Water Systems

Hot water systems are incredibly simple devices. At their core, most hot water systems are simply a heating element that keeps the water warm. That means hot water systems Brisbane are very reliable. Especially with our mild winters, most water heaters are unlikely to experience any major problems. With that said, hot water systems are just like the other appliances in your home, and they need maintenance from time to time.
If you notice any of these common problems with your hot water system, it’s time to book an appointment with S&J Plumbing:

  • Inconsistent hot water temperatures
  • Water comes out too hot or too cold
  • Lack of hot water
  • Rust coloured hot water
  • Signs of leaking around the tank or pipe fittings
  • Strange smells or noises coming from the system

Hot water systems Brisbane can be a serious investment. If you want to get the longest life possible from your water heater, it pays to invest in regular maintenance. S&J Plumbing offers servicing, repairs and regular maintenance for hot water systems from all major manufacturers. If you’re experiencing a problem, we’re happy to diagnose the issue and provide repairs for hot water systems Brisbane.

What Size Hot Water System Do I Need?

S&J Plumbing offers hot water installation Brisbane wide. We’ve helped hundreds of families and business owners select the right system for their property. Regardless of the type of hot water system you choose, you need to make sure it has a large enough capacity to provide the water you need.
If you choose tank-type hot water systems Brisbane, you need to consider the size of the holding tank. It needs to store enough water to service your property during the most demanding parts of the day. A 4 person household would need:

  • An electric hot water system with a 150L+ tank
  • A gas hot water system with a 170L+ tank
  • A solar hot water system with a 300L+ tank

Tankless hot water systems are a great alternative for many homes and businesses. If you go with a tankless design, you need to calculate how much water flows through the system. On average, a 4 person household would need a tankless hot water system with a 20L per minute flow rate. If you’re unsure how to choose the right size hot water system, contact S&J Plumbing. Our expert team can provide a consultation to help determine the hot water systems Brisbane properties need.

We service hot water systems Brisbane wide!

The team at S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting are locally-owned and we serviced hot water systems Brisbane wide.

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S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting are a locally-owned Brisbane-based business with more than 20 years experience in the industry. 

Master Plumbers

All of our plumbers are members of the Master Plumbers Association of Queensland. Add to that over 20 years experience in the plumbing industry and you can be sure you are getting the best service in Brisbane.

Hot Water Specialists

Our experience plumbers are experts in all hot water systems and have not come across an issue they couldn't fix.

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There are no hidden fees when it comes to working with S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting. All of hour work is priced up front and if issues arise that were not expected, we work with you to get the best possible outcome.

"I needed a plumber on short notice on the weekend. James arrived quickly and detected the problem and addressed it in a very professional manner. he was very focused in his work and the result was outstanding. Thank you James."

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"These guys were prompt when we called them with no hot water and a blocked drain. They were reliable, honest and took pride in their business. I called 5 local plumbers and they were the only ones who picked up and then made space for us as we needed urgent help. And in the following days, only one of the other plumbers called back. I was very impressed with their work and will definitely be going back to them with any future plumbing needs. Thank you for everything!" 

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Plumbing FAQs

Below are our most frequently asked questions about hot water systems.

What are the most common problems with hot water systems?

Hot water systems are very reliable, but they are prone to common issues like faulty thermostats, leaking pipes, stuck valves and build ups of minerals. Any of these issues can cause hot water systems Brisbane to malfunction. You may notice symptoms like inconsistent water temperatures, discoloured water supply or leaks around the storage tank.

How long do hot water systems last?

Electric hot water systems last between 10 to 15 years. Gas hot water systems last approximately 10 years. Heat pump water heaters are generally expected to last 10 years or more. You can prolong the life of your unit by having your hot water systems Brisbane serviced by a licensed plumber on a yearly basis.

How are hot water systems maintained?

A professional plumber will perform a visual inspection, drain the water in the tank, check the anode and test the thermostat. These simple checks are all it takes to ensure hot water systems work better and last longer.

Which type of hot water system should I get?

The type of hot water system you choose depends on the design of your home, the size of your family and how much hot water you use. Electric tank heaters are common and affordable, but they aren’t very energy efficient. Heat pumps, solar and on-demand gas heaters are far more energy-efficient, but they often cost more up front. You’ll need to compare your budget to your usage requirements and select the water heater that offers the best value for your family.

What type of hot water system is the most energy efficient?

Solar, tankless gas heaters and heat pump hot water systems are the most energy-efficient options available. Each type of heater uses less power than the electric hot water systems Brisbane homes are familiar with. The most efficient system depends on your home. If you have access to a reliable gas supply then a tankless heater may be the best option. But, if you are generating solar power, or if you live in a warm area, heat pumps or solar hot water systems may be more energy efficient.

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