Facts about Hot Water Systems

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Keeping your energy bills down is really important. There are many things you can do to help.

For example:

  • Electric water heaters on full tariff can be expensive to run. You may be able to switch lower cost “off peak” tariff. Check with your energy provider or ask your electrician / installer about options available to you.
  • High efficiency, solar and heat pump water heaters can be a lower running cost alternative, particularly compared to an electric water heater on continuous tariff or an older.
  • The Temperature Pressure Relief Valve can be found on storage models only. It is always near the top of the water heater, at the same level as the hot water outlet.

This valve is essential for the safe operation of your water heater and should be released every 6 months this is achieved by gently lifting the up lever.

It is normal for the valve to release a little water through the drain line during each heating period. This occurs as the water is heated and expands by approximately 1/50 of its volume.

Continuous leakage of water from the valve and its drain line
may indicate a problem with the water heater.

It is recommended be the manufacture that the temperature pressure relief valve and cold water relief should be checked for performance or replaced every 5 years.


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