Category Archives: Gas water heating

Gas water heating

New External Gas hot water cylinder (Rheem Stellar)

Another successful installation in under 4 hours! This Rheem Steller is the most efficient hot water cylinder in New Zealand (as per Rheems statement). The Stellar does not require an electrical connection and will continue to provide hot water despite a power outage.Designed to be installed externally and out of the way it still offers a high flow rate making it ideal for homes with multiple bathrooms. Perfect for scenarios where two instant heaters have been specified due to lack of flow or hot water distance travel.

Changes to the certification of all gasfitting and all installation prescribed electrical work took effect from 1 July 2013. All Rheem Stellar products comply with legislative requirements.

For more information please visit the NZ Energy Safety website

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Vulcan Freeloader gas water heater cylinder repair or replacement?

Do you have a Vulcan Freeloader gas water heater? It amazes me how many of these gas hot water cylinders are installed in metropolitan areas despite the fact that we replace dozens every year. We repair an even larger amount every year.

If your vulcan freeloader has stopped working don’t panic you might not need a new one yet. Sometimes the flame can be smudged or the magnetic flame driven thermocouple can be worn out. Under such circumstances the cylinder can be revived. Generally if the freeloader is too old any repair is simply not economic and we recommend replacement. You can trust that newer models are much more efficient in gas usage, in retaining temperatures inside the tank and comply to all modern standards making sure you and your family remain safe.

There are several cost efficient options we can recommend depending on your circumstances. Whether your replacing your freeloader or needing a fix speak to New Zealand’s hot water cylinder specialists.

For more information on repairing or replacing your Vulcan Freeloader, please visit VULCAN FREELOADER HELP

 

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4 Bathrooms 1 gas hot water cylinder and 5 happy residence

Its always a great thing to see the happy faces of our costumers once a job is completed successfully. This commercial grade hot water cylinder replacement was not an easy one. Replacing an old gas fired Ruud meant rearranging all the pipework to the other side of the tank. Additionally with the size being 300L, 2 guys had to be on the job.

The flue required modification and a non flammable base including ventilation was also required. Very often older installations don’t comply with current regulation requiring a bit more work to ensure energy savings and of course the safety of the residence.

After a long day the team at hot water cylinders completed the job and hot water was available before dinner time. All went well. All happy 🙂 Of course after this image was taken seismic restrains were added.

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