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Our plumbers can repair or replace electric hot water systems

For expert installation, replacement and repairs of electric hot water systems, you need Metropolitan Plumbing. We have 24/7 emergency plumbers on call when your hot water goes cold, or to just help out with any regular maintenance and servicing.

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Why Electric Hot Water?

With electricity costs always rising, as well as its substantially negative impact on the environment, these electric hot water heaters are falling further and further out of favour.

But some manufacturers are putting time and resources into designing and producing much more high-efficiency models. Choose the right system, and you can lessen any concerns about excessive running costs.

If you like the sound of an electric hot water system and would like to discuss your options with a hot water systems expert, contact Metropolitan Plumbing. If you’re still tossing up between electric instantaneous water heaters or a storage tank system, our expert team will be happy to help you make the right choice. We’ll then source and install your desired appliance. We can also repair your faulty electric water heater system, so we’ve got you covered for any situation.

Some of the brands that Metropolitan Plumbing installs and services include:

  • Rheem
  • Dux
  • Rinnai
  • AquaMax
  • Vulcan
  • Wilson
  • Stiebel Eltron
  • Chromagen

Electric Hot Water Repair and Service

Your hot water heater system is one thing you never want to start malfunctioning, so it’s incredibly frustrating and annoying when it does.

Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, our hot water systems experts understand this, which is why they’ve all undergone the most comprehensive training and experience possible to make sure they’re ready for any and all repairs you need to be done to your heater.

Not only that, but they also have a huge selection of spare parts stocked in their vans at all times, making repair jobs quick and time efficient.

Available in both storage tank and continuous flow unit models, electric hot water systems use an electric element to generate the heat that’s transferred into your water supply. This is a very complicated appliance and is potentially dangerous if somebody who doesn’t know what they’re doing attempts to work on it.

Don’t take that risk. Contact Metropolitan Plumbing as soon as the problem arises, and we’ll have one of our hot water professionals at your door within an hour*.

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The Difference Between Electric Storage and Continuous Flow Systems

Looking at a new hot water system and can’t decide between installing an electric-powered continuous flow system or a storage tank model? We’ll explain the differences between the two most common types of electric water heaters.

Electric instantaneous hot water systems ensure a hot water supply on-demand, activating once the hot tap is turned on. They provide a consistent hot water source without the need for storage, making them efficient for those wondering about how much hot water they use. However, an instantaneous system might struggle to deliver consistent temperatures when multiple outlets are used simultaneously, sometimes resulting in unexpected cold water.

On the other hand, electric storage hot water systems store and continuously heat water in a tank. This guarantees a reliable hot water flow, even for multiple outlets. But, there’s a risk of using up all the stored hot water, and the constant heating can see your electricity bills increase.

Looking to Switch From Electric Models?

Of course, if you’re looking to replace your existing electric water heater with a more energy efficient option that offers low running costs, we can explore alternatives such as solar water heaters and hot water systems powered by heat pumps. These options will help you to save energy and can accommodate any household size. It’s important to note, though, that while the purchase price may be higher, in the long run they will help you save significantly on your energy bills.

Interest Free** Electric Hot Water

Don’t forget you can take advantage of our range of interest free** payment plans for eligible customers. They’re perfect for when your hot water crashes late at night and you need a local emergency plumber or unplanned hot water heater replacement.

We offer a range of flexible plans with Humm and Zip for your convenience.

You have the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront.

Your plumber can take you through the easy application process on site and approval usually takes only a few minutes. We also accept payment by cash, cheque and credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

Book Your Installation With The Experts In Hot Water Systems Today

Contact us now for more information, or to book a plumber. You can even chat with them on-site about our payment options. For electric hot water systems that provide your household with the consistent heated water that you need, at any time of the day or night, get in touch with Metropolitan Plumbing. Providing expert service and advice to all major metropolitan areas in Australia, we’re here to help. If you want to know more about electric hot water systems, such as how they compare to gas systems and other energy efficient alternative options, give us a call or contact us online.

FAQ – Electric Hot Water System Questions, Answered

Want to know more about electric hot water systems? We're here to help.

The short answer is yes, while the long answer is a qualified yes. In a household of 3-4 people you can attribute about $1000 from your yearly electricity bill to hot water costs. In comparison, the running costs of natural gas hot water systems are about a third of the price while solar and heat pump systems are even cheaper. You can save money by using hot water during off-peak tariff times, however. A more cost effective option, however, is a heat pump system. The heat pump uses the warmth in the surrounding air to heat water, much like a reverse refrigerator. It works best in warmer climates and is a slightly noisier water heater to run.
Definitely. If you use solar panels already then your hot water system is likely benefiting from solar power today. It can be a drain on your solar output, however. If you’re looking to make the switch, a specific solar hot water system would be a stronger option than hooking up an old tank or an ageing continuous flow system. A new model comes with specific panels which are dedicated to powering your heater. For full coverage on overcast days you can also look into electric boosted or gas boosted solar hot water systems too.
There could be several reasons why your water and hot water system smells. A burning smell can be caused by a build up of dust, surrounding insulation/rubber or an electrical fault. A sulphur like odour in the hot water itself would be the result of bacteria in the hot water outlets and may well be paired with discolouration. If there are any signs that something is wrong with your hot water system, call our customer service team today to organise an inspection.
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What Our Happy Customers Have to Say

This is why we do, what we do!

Metropolitan Plumbing are proud winners of 2021 and 2020 Product Review awards in the plumbing category. These awards highlight our dedication to outstanding customer service. Product Review provides a platform for real-life experiences. Check out some of our customers' reviews below:
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Dave.C was very friendly and professional especially for a Sunday. He was able to identify the cause of the leaky shower head, and provide two quotes. He was also able to show what the issue was and was able to advise what he had done to fix it. Thank you.

Tyrell Tongz - QLD
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They replaced our old, malfunctioning toilet. The installation was quick, and they checked for any leaks thoroughly. Reliable service we can count on!

Anna Cunning - QLD
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I had a toilet that wouldn’t stop running, and it was wasting so much water. They arrived promptly, diagnosed the issue, and replaced the faulty parts. Now my toilet works perfectly. Great service and reasonable rates.

Caity Waters - QLD
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    Wilson is an Australian owned and operated hot water system supplier with products to suit any need. Rest assured our technicians can install and service your Wilson hot water system.

  • Vulcan Hot Water Logo

    Vulcan hot water systems are forged tough so that they can handle Australia's changeable climate without missing a beat.

  • Thermann Hot Water Logo

    Thermann is one of the most efficient water heating systems around, with a range of options from solar boosted to heat pumps. We can install, service and repair your Thermann system.

  • Saxon Hot Water Logo

    Unfortunately, Saxon no longer produces heating units, but Metropolitan can still service, repair or replace your old Saxon system.

  • Stiebel Eltron Hot Water Logo

    Stiebel Eltron was established in Germany, 1924. With over 95 years of experience in making hot water units, you can expect quality.

  • Rinnai Hot Water Logo

    Rinnai is one of the biggest names in hot water systems. Metropolitan Plumbing has worked with Rinnai hot water systems for more than 25 years.

  • Rheem Hot Water Logo

    Rheem has been going steady, hot and strong since 1939 with a comprehensive range of solar, heat pump and gas hot water solutions.

  • Everhot Hot Water Logo

    No matter how big or small your requirements are, Everhot has the right system. We at Metropolitan can help install or service your Everhot system.

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    Edwards is recognised for its superior performance and outstanding range of ground and roof mounted units offered in a range of colours.

  • Dux Hot Water Logo

    Dux is the big name in residential and commercial solar, heat pump and gas water heating. We can service and repair your Dux hot water system.

  • Chromagen Hot Water Logo

    Chromagen is an internationally recognised manufacturer of highly efficient hot water systems.  Metropolitan can service, replace or repair your Chromagen system.

  • Bosch Hot Water Logo

    Bosch provides quality hot water to thousands of Australians with its wide range of solar, gas and electric units.

  • AquaMAX Hot Water Logo

    AquaMax is the household name in hot water. We can take care of all of your Aqua Max needs from installation to repair.