Hot Water Systems Sydney
Hot Water Systems are very complicated pieces of equipment and there can often be a multitude of different issues associated with their use.
Captain Cook Electrical are a licensed team of electricians who have experience with servicing and repairing a variety of problems caused from electrical hot water systems. Keep reading below to see if one of the problems you’re facing is something we can repair or replace for you.
Cold water from a hot tap
Most people when they experience cold water from the hot tap automatically think that the system is broken and in need of replacement. Actually, this is a clear indication that there is an electrical problem within the tank itself. This is normally due to corrosion of the heating element. Having your heating element replaced will not only cost a lot less than replacing the entire system it’s also a faster way to get hot water back again.
Why heating elements corrode
If your hot water system is not serviced and anodes replaced regularly elements within your tank will start to corrode. Anodes are placed within your tank to draw the corrosion process away from other parts of the tank such as the heating elements. Once the anode is fully corroded then the next part of your system to become corroded is usually your heating element.
Hot water cutting out
A lot of hot water heaters come with a less expensive copper sheathed heating element. This is usually so manufacturing companies can keep their production costs down and also cause the consumer to purchase new units sooner. Using copper sheathed elements that are usually high watt density actually speed up the corrosion process.
Chemical reactions, in general, double their speed with every 20 degree rise in temperature. Scale build up on an element due to chemical reaction actually slows the heat transfer from the element and speeds up the damage to the element itself.
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