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We specialise in all Gas Hot Water installation, service and repair

Metropolitan Plumbing knows everything about gas hot water systems. From routine services to urgent repairs or ate night installation, we can even be at your house in under 60 minutes*. Just call us for all your hot water unit needs!

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The Benefits of Gas Hot Water Systems

There’s nothing more enjoyable than a hot shower on a cold day, and a gas hot water system can provide daily luxury!

If you’re looking to convert to gas, repair or upgrade a current unit, Metropolitan Plumbing can assist. Our licensed gas fitters can be found in all metro areas across Australia and with over 25 years of company experience, can help you with anything and everything.

Gas hot water is a cost effective, energy efficient option for all households. When compared to electricity you could save almost one third of expenses on energy bills – depending on your individual circumstances at least.

There are a few big decisions to make with hot water, though, and we’re always ready to help. When considering which gas water heater is the best for your home, there are quite a few factors you need to think through, such as:

  • How many people will be using hot water?
  • When do you use hot water?
  • Does your dishwasher or washing machine use hot water?
  • Do you have water saving fixtures installed?

The best news is you never have to feel daunted by the decision. A quick call to our amazing customer service team will have you one step closer to a hot shower again!

Types of Gas Hot Water Units

There are two main types of gas hot water systems – continuous flow, or instantaneous, and storage tank. They can run on mains natural gas, or more rarely, bottled LPG.

An instantaneous hot water system is a wall mounted unit. Water is heated as it moves through internal pipes, and only as you need/use it. It’s a cost effective supply of hot water, perfect for smaller households or energy conscious Australians. When compared to an electric storage tank the savings will be instantly noticeable.

Meanwhile, a gas storage tank heater takes up more space but does provide a larger supply for bigger households. Once again it is an energy efficient alternative to its electric counterpart, and worth considering if you have access to natural gas.

No matter the type or brand, the location or task at hand, Metropolitan Plumbing has the experience to help. We’ll perform regular services, assess any issues you have, and ensure your hot water system is performing at its peak.

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Common Gas Hot Water Issues

If well maintained, you can expect your gas hot water system to last 8-12 years. Some systems even live to be more than 20 years old! But during that lifetime there will be some common issues which pop up.

They can be monitored with regular maintenance, and you should give Metropolitan Plumbing a call if you notice any of the following:

  • Hot water has gone cold
  • Fluctuations in water temperature
  • Rusty water
  • Odd noises coming from your  tank
  • A leaking or burst  tank
  • Pilot light keeps going out
  • Gas bill going up for no good reason

We have 24/7 plumbers in your area, ready for all hot water system repairs and services. Not only are we always ready, but we never charge extra after hours.

Hot water problems are never limited to business hours, and we never want to take advantage of someone with after hours charges. That’s why we offer upfront, fixed price quotes on all jobs after an on site assessment. This means we can give you the best value long term solution.

For reliable, thorough gas hot water repairs, you want Metropolitan Plumbing.

Quality Hot Water Repairs

At Metropolitan Plumbing we can look after your system with general maintenance and emergency repairs. This allows you to always have access to hot water, even if you call us out late at night.

However, sometimes it might just be the right time to make a change. While you might consider just replacing your old gas water heater with the same model, there is good reason to upgrade. New hot water system models are typically more efficient and so will save you money in the long run. They are more environmentally friendly, too.

Interest Free Gas Hot Water

If you’re worried about whether you can afford the cost of your gas water heater and its installation, you shouldn’t be. At Metropolitan Plumbing we have stress free and interest free payment plans** that means you can buy now and pay later.

Whether it’s Humm, Zip Pay or OpenPay, we can help you gain approval on site and within minutes so your hot water repairs or installation can begin straight away.

At Metropolitan Plumbing we also provide clear and upfront pricing from the get-go and don’t proceed with a job unless you have approved the cost. There are no nasty surprises on our invoices.

For elite service and long term hot water solutions, choose Metropolitan Plumbing. We’re available 24/7 across Australia and even now are ready and waiting for your call.

FAQ - What You Need to Know About Gas Hot Water Systems

Got a question about gas hot water systems? We've got the answer.

With electricity prices rising, gas hot water systems are rising in popularity. It’s been estimated that 25% of your home’s power goes to your water heater, so gas is a more affordable option. Gas hot water systems are more expensive upfront, but the savings quickly make up for it. Over a year you will save roughly one third of your energy bills expenses by making the switch from electric to gas.
The most common cause of no hot water from your gas hot water system is the pilot light going out. Many newer systems have a piezoelectric starter which will light the pilot light for you. Older systems, however, require manual lighting with a flame. The pilot light can go out because of a gas valve or supply, but the most likely cause is your thermocouple. Alternatively, you might have air in the gas line or low gas pressure. If your thermocouple or flame sensor is faulty, you will likely need these parts replaced. This component senses the presence of a flame, and in its absence will prevent the gas valve from delivering gas to the water heater. If the gas control valve is faulty, this is an even more complex replacement. Finally, if the gas burner is cracked or damaged, this usually requires a whole water heater replacement.
Other than your gas hot water system just not giving you enough hot water, there are a few other things to look out for when your gas water heater has gone bad:
  • Rust on the tank or in your water
  • Leaks from the tank
  • Inconsistent hot water
  • Running out of hot water
  • Pilot light won’t stay on
  • Unusual noises
When you start to notice these, it’s a sign your gas hot water system might be on the way out. If your system is approaching the ten year mark, it might be time to start looking for a replacement.
When considering which gas water heater is the best for your home, there are quite a few factors you need to think through:
  • How many people will be using hot water?
  • When do you use hot water?
  • Does your dishwasher or washing machine use hot water?
  • Do you have water saving fixtures installed?
You’ll want to consider whether you’re after a storage tank or continuous flow hot water, whether you have a natural gas connection, how much space you have and much more. Beyond this, you may also want to look into gas boosted solar water heaters as well! With so many factors to consider making the right decision can be a bit daunting. The plumbers from Metropolitan Plumbing work with gas hot water systems regularly and can help you find the best system for your home and family.
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What Our Happy Customers Have to Say

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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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Trent was brilliant, arrived on time and did a great job replacing our kitchen mixer tap on a Saturday evening after our existing tap fell apart. Hoping we don’t need emergency services again, but would definitely use them again!

Marc - VIC
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Metropolitan arrived at my door quickly and promptly. Joel diagnosed a gas leak coming from the fittings to my freestanding cooktop and sorted the issue fast. He had my gas back up and running again in no time.

Adrian - WA
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Metropolitan was the first to respond to me as I had a leaking shower. They were quick to send out a plumber within the hour. Jake phoned before arriving and he gave plenty of options. The service was quick and easy.

Carlene - QLD
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