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Gas Hot Water in its best!

Would you ever bathe in cold water? Humans are not like whales who swim along cold water currents. We seek out the nice, warm hot springs. Well instead of going in search of hot springs, a lovely invention was introduced, the gas hot water system. It is just one of the ways to get hot, safe, and energy-savvy water for your everyday use. What can a Gas Hot Water system do?

1. Advantages of a continuous flow gas hot water system:

*cost effectiveness and energy efficiency

*it is compact

*easy to install

*require less maintenance than other hot water systems

*able to supply a continuous supply of hot water

2. What cost savings can I achieve compared to an electric system?

There are a number of factors that affect this figure, so this amount can only be given in general terms. If natural gas (reticulated gas) is available, the average family is likely to save approximately 50% on their water heating costs.

3. How does it work?

The Gas Hot Water system has a heating element which heats the water as it flows through it, with a thermostat that controls the temperature of the flame.

4. Do gas heaters supply a continuous flow of hot water?

Gas heaters only heat the water as you use it, so you should never run out of hot water.

5. Can I adjust the water temperature at all?

Yes. A controller allows you to adjust the temperature of the hot water to an accuracy of plus or minus one degree. This means that you can adjust the water temperature to suit the use at any one time. For example, you are able to have the water set at 50 degrees to wash dishes in the kitchen, and then adjust it down to 40 degrees to have a shower. This can also be of benefit if you have small children, as the temperature of the water can be lowered as a safety precaution, so they are not scalded if the hot water outlet is accidentally turned on while bathing.

6. Flow rates

In this context, flow rates are used to describe the amount of water a unit is able to heat. The flow rate denotes how many liters per minute of water the unit can supply at temperature rise of 25 degrees. For example, a unit that supplies 17 liters of water per minute that has been heated 25 degrees, from an average water temperature of 15 degrees, to the temperature needed to have a shower (40 degrees).

505143363_d2bb944e9c_z7. Where is a gas heater installed?

It is installed outdoors.

8. In terms of capacity, how do I know which system is right for my home?

You need to calculate the amount of hot water that you are likely to use at any one time in your home and then find a unit which is able to meet this need. This can be calculated in an approximate manner using the number of bathrooms in the house, coupled with the climate in which the system will be installed.

9. Are your systems compatible with water saving shower heads and taps?

Yes, as long as all of the operating parameters of the hot water unit have been met. In addition, the Bosch Premium Controller has a water saver function which sounds an alarm when a predefined level is reached.

10. Safety Features

Units that can be 50 degree locked. Controllers also allow you to set and lock the system to temperatures as low as 37 degrees to make bathing and showering safer for children.

11. Additional Features

Look for systems that give you the option of having multiple temperature controllers fitted. This gives you individual control of the water temperature in four rooms of your home.

Gas Hot Water is manageable and safer to use. For more info, visit our site, You Plumbing, Sydney’s number one choice for plumbing supplies and services:


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Great Tips for Everyday Speed-Cleaning

We are only given 24-hours each day. As such we must always use it wisely and spend quality time with those we love the most. But often, we get preoccupied with daily chores and we can unintentionally ignore precious relationships. Here are some tips on how to effectively manage your time and enjoy both quality time with your loved ones and a tidy home every day.

In order to accomplish a lot in a short span of time, learn to multitask. You can start by simply putting your conversation on speaker while chatting on the phone so you can tidy up clutter, disinfect the door knobs with convenient wipes, fold laundry, dust shelves, and empty the dishwasher.

Minimize your dishwashing time by washing while you cook. If you like to keep a watchful eye on what you’re cooking you can fill your sink with hot soapy water and soak the dishes there while you eat. This makes the dishes easier to clean.  Dishwashers don’t only need to be used for dishes, some other items can be thrown in and washed as well.  Some of the items that your dishwasher can safely clean are: plastic toys, toothbrush holders and sponges.


Your bathroom probably takes the longest to clean. At YouPlumbing we can advise you of the effectiveness of cleansing sprays to keep soap scum and water stains away from your bathroom walls, preventing them from build up. Another problem in the bathroom is the clogging of shower heads. We can also advise you on the best shower to purchase in order to avoid this. But if you are already in this situation the easiest way to unclog shower heads, is to use distilled vinegar in a sturdy plastic bag and secure this over the shower head for an hour. After an hour, your shower head will be sparkly and clog-free while you use the hour to accomplish other chores. For clogged drains pour boiling water down the drain once a week.

To ensure that while you spend quality time with your family your home is squeaky clean, practice freshening up your garbage. Garbage can become smelly overtime. You can use a mixture of chopped lemon and white vinegar place in an ice cube tray to freeze. You can drop a couple of ice cubes into your garbage every few days to prevent them from emitting a foul smell.

These are some simple ways that you can easily follow so your time will be well spent and not wasted on just doing household chores all day.

June 2016
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