How Much to Replace a Hot Water Cylinder?

Introduction

Most homeowners have a hot water cylinder installed to take care of their hot water needs. As a whole, hot water cylinders will last for a long, long time. You will need to replace them if they leak or if you wish to upgrade to a bigger, better hot water cylinder capacity.

Replacing your hot water cylinder is fairly simple for a professional who has undergone training to do just that. However, if you’re looking to do it yourself, then beware because even though the task seems simple enough, it can become quite a nightmare fast.

If you’re looking for hot water cylinders, then HotWaterCylinders.NZ is the right place for you to go.

Hot Water Cylinder Leaking

Is your hot water cylinder leaking? The first thing to do is to locate your water meter and then turn the gate valve clockwise to isolate the leak. If you’re looking for your water meter, it is usually placed at the front section of your property – in your footpath, your shared driveway, or your garden.

What to Do?

The next step is to locate your switch board or power and look for the switch called “water heater,” “hot water,” or “cylinder.” Then, the next step is to simply switch it to the OFF direction.  This will ensure that the hot water cylinder does not run empty and burn the element out while you’re waiting for the plumber.

The important thing is don’t jump to conclusions. Ask your plumber to check your hot water cylinder. If he tells you to buy a new hot water cylinder, get a second opinion. There are instances when the anlysis might be wrong, which eventually costs you thousands when you could have had a simple fixing done. Be sure to get another plumber’s opinion and see how things go.

Why Is My Hot Water Cylinder Leaking?

There are many reasons why your hot water cylinder might be leaking. You need to ask for expert opinion to isolate the case and provide measures to fix the problem. There are many reasons why your hot water cylinder is leaking.

These faults can apply:

  • Lose connections
  • Faulty element washer
  • Faulty valve
  • Excessive pressure
  • Cracked tank (caused by over pressure, over heating or old age)

What Happens Now?

At HotWaterCylinders.NZ, we help you solve your problem in the fastest and most cost efficient way possible. We apply an extremely effective elimination process to discover the fault and provide you with the best recommendation instantly. This assessment will be done at your premises free of charge.

We deliver the best products and services at the most affordable pricing range in the market. You will surely find excellent materials and experts in the field when you choose HotWaterCylinders.NZ. We offer the safest and most reliable professionals and materials in hot water cylinder installation and other products and services. Finding a hot water cylinder that fits is crucial.

Why Hire Hot Water Cylinder Specialists

HotWaterCylinders.NZ has installed thousands of hot water cylinders aross New Zealand in the past several years. We have developed systems that have lowered our labor and materials significantly. This enables us to beat the competition as they are unable to compete with our offering with the same level of quality and compliant installation. We make educated decisions every single time. We don’t make mistakes – that’s how you save a bundle when you choose us.

We employ our own staff – we don’t subcontract any of our work to outside staff, unlike so many of the other companies who offer hot water cylinder services. We have on staff certified plumbers and gasfitters who hold electrical licenses. This allows us to provide you professional services from start to finish. We offer our own fixed warranty so you will be able to avail of our warranty without having to seek out who caused the damage when using outside tradesmen. We take full responsibility for our installations.

Master Plumbers Guarantee 

We are insured and warrantied. We offer a $10 million public liability and are registered Master Plumbers and Gasfitters, giving you peace of mind.  We have been installing hot water cylinders for years and we intend to stick around for the duration of your warranty. On request we are happy to provide testimonials from your area to reinforce your trust with the satisfaction of our existing client base. Hot Water Cylinders is who we are and what we do every day!

What if I Need a New Hot Water Cylinder?

If our specialist determines that your Hot water cylinder can no longer be utilized you have several options available:

  • Replace your existing hot water cylinder “like for like” maintaining your existing pressure and layout.
  • If your existing hot water cylinder is main pressure you have the option to upgrade to a solar/heat pump ready mains pressure hot water cylinder for only $300 more than the “like for like” option.
  • If your existing hot water cylinder is low pressure you have all the above options available or replacing your low pressure cylinder “like for like” option.

Repair vs. Replace

Your decision on whether to repair or replace a malfunctioning water heater should start with its age. A traditional tank-type water heater lasts for 8-12 years. An anode rod inside your hot water tank helps protect the water heater’s interior lining by attracting corrosive particles through electrolysis.

Over the years, the rod corrodes and is unable to perform its job. At that point, corrosion inside the tanks begins, which marks the end of your unit’s life. Signs of this include discolored or rust-colored water and a metallic odor or taste.

Tankless water heaters may last up to 20 years. However, they cost 2-3 times more than regular ones.  Tank leaks most often signal that a unit needs to be replaced, especially if it is more than 6-8 years old.

Different Types of Hot Water Cylinder

Here are a few different types of hot water cylinder that you can choose from:

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Upgrade to A Mains Pressure Rheem

$1,700.00 (incl. GST)
Manufacturer: Rheem

Product Code: MPU2300

INCLUDED IS:

  • 1 x 180lt Rheem Mains Pressure hot water cylinder (7 year warranty)
  • RMC mains pressure valves pack.

Ask about our speacial for a cylinder wrap.

Reuse exisitng drain and strapping.

*** Available in Auckland and Waikato only ***

Special deal is for upgrading your existing low pressure how water cylinder to a new Rheem 180L Hot water cylinder.

The Cylinder included in this package is for a Rheem 1711 mm x 488 mm. Please confrim your size before placing the order.

Extra repair work or modifications may incur additional cost, this will be confirmed onsite before begin. You will not be charged a callout.

To speak to a technician requesting to confirm the above cost please call our free-phone number today – 0800 429 546 or use our installation calculator.

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INSTALL INCLUDED!! STAINLESS STEEL!!

$1,700.00 (incl. GST)
Manufacturer: HJ Cooper

Product Code: stain180sh

DOWNLOAD PRODUCT GUIDE:
hjcooper_premium_mains.pdf

180L STAINLESS STEEL CYLINDER WITH 10 YEARS WARRANTY INSTALLED FOR $1,700.00 including GST

Includes a 180 L HJ Coopers mains pressure, solar ready and heat pump ready hot water cylinder, all labour and materials included around the install of the cylinder (only available in Auckland)

In some cases conditions will apply but you will be advised before we proceed with any work. Price only applies on payment in advance please contact us for more details. As this is a “like for like” deal you can upgrade your old valves for an additional $525.00.

This special is for a “LIKE FOR LIKE” replacement, you must already have a mains pressure. Cylinder must be installed in same position.

For deals to upgrade to Mains Pressure please >> CLICK HERE <<

INCLUDED IS:

1 x 180lt Stainless Steel Mains Pressure hot water cylinders (10 year warranty)

All Plumbing and Electrical work (unless your current wiring / switch is not compliant)

All involved materials within the scope quoted

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FROM LOW TO MAINS STAINLESS STEEL

$2,449.00 (incl. GST)
Manufacturer: Rinnai

Product Code: UPGIMQO76

DOWNLOAD PRODUCT GUIDE:
Rinnai_MP_SS_Owner_And_Installer_Guide.pdf

***THIS STAINLESS STEEL DEAL INCLUDES EVERYTHING*** LIMITED TIME ONLY!

10 YEARS WARRANTY AND HEATPUMP/SOLAR READY

Upgrade to a new Rinnai stainless steel mains pressure hot water cylinder!

Replace your worn out leaky low pressure hot water cylinder to stainless.

INCLUDED IS:

  • 1 x 180lt Rinnai Mains Pressure hot water cylinder (10 year warranty)
  • Heat pump and solar heating ready
  • Mains pressure Valves
  • Tempering valve
  • Limiting valve
  • Cold feed expansion valve
  • Seismic restraints

*** Available in Auckland only *** LIMITED AMOUNT!

Special deal is for upgrading your existing low pressure hot water cylinder to a new Rinnai 180L Stainless steel Hot water cylinder.

Extra repair work or modifications may incur additional cost, this will be confirmed onsite before begin. You will not be charged a callout.

To speak to a technician requesting to confirm the above cost please call our free-phone number today – 0800 429 546 or use our installation calculator.

Special available in Auckland only, please refer to our terms and conditions for more details

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HOME SHOW SPECIAL – FREELOADER DEAD? STELLAR AHEAD!!

$3,220.00 (incl. GST)
Manufacturer: Rheem

Product Code: FREZWCHY54

SPECIAL VULCAN FREELOADER REPLACMENT

THIS IS AN INSTALLATION SPECIAL WHICH INCLUDES THE RHEEM PRODUCT BELOW. 

REPLACE YOUR EXISTING LEAKING VULCAN FREELOADER WITH A BRAND NEW RHEEM STELLAR AS FOLLOWS.

Included is:

  • 1 x 160lt Rheem Stellar efficiency Mains Pressure hot water cylinders (MADE IN NZ)
  • MOST EFFICIENT DOMESTIC HOT WATER CYLINDER IN NEW ZEALAND
  • All plumbing, electrical work and involved materials
  • All mains pressure valves as required
  • All external work and adjustments including new drain
  • All gas fitting work and certification

Rheem 160L Stellar Mains Pressure Gas Hot Water Cylinder

1900mm high x 485mm wide x 558mm deep

10 year warranty on the storage cylinder and SuperFlue
5 year labour warranty on the cylinder and SuperFlue

FREE CALL 0800 429 546

*Installation available for Auckland areas only. This deal is based on your current install meeting the buidling code, any alterations to bring it up to standard will be charged for.

Rheem 160L Stellar Mains Pressure Gas Hot Water Cylinder

10 year warranty on the storage cylinder and SuperFlue
5 year labour warranty on the cylinder and SuperFlue
12 month warranty on labour and parts
5 star energy rating
Reheats 200 litres per hour
Innovative styling blends with the external home environment
Stellar SuperFlue increases both efficiency and performance
Vitreous enamel lining protects the cylinder from the variety of water qualities found around New Zealand

The Rheem Stellar is the most efficient domestic gas water heater available in New Zealand. With high flow rate capabilities it’s ideal for homes with more than one bathroom and moderate to high hot water use. It’s ideal for massage showers or filling baths and with no electrical conections necessary continues working even if the power goes off. Stylish in design, this energy efficient water heater also carries a 10 year Rheem *Warranty.

Why Compare Prices?

If you’re looking to have your hot water cylinder installed, repaired, or replaced, then you’ve come to the right place. At HotWaterCylinders.NZ, we provide the best products and services. Choose from a vast array of products and services and compare prices to get the best deal.

Comparing prices lets you find the best products and services as lesser cost. This means you get excellent services and products at a very affordable price scheme. Find your best choice from a myriad of products and services designed to cater to your every need.

Conclusion

Your requirements may vary but rest assured that our master plumbers and certified electricians can give you what you need. Whether you’re seeking to repair or replace your hot water cylinder, we’re here to help. Call us today and get a free quote.