16th Jan 2013
Why are Rinnai’s frost tolerant panels filled with water rather than glycol?
For frost prone areas, most manufacturers produce panels where the risers are filled with anti-freeze (glycol) rather than water to stop the panels freezing during winter. These systems are more expensive and have a shorter life span than water filled panels….Read more
9th Jan 2013
I already have natural gas for cooking. Can I use this pipework to have a gas hot water system installed?
Possibly. It will depend on the size of your existing gas pipe, and the type of gas water heater you want to install. bloMost gas storage water heaters can be fitted to the gas pipe that already exists in many houses, but a continuous…Read more
2nd Jan 2013
I don’t have natural gas to my Perth home. Which is the best hot water system to choose?
Generally a solar hot water system with an electric booster or a heat pump are the best solutions where you are not on natural gas. Other alternatives include using bottled LPG to run a gas storage and Rinnai Infinity system….Read more
26th Dec 2012
What is a tempering valve and will I need one for my hot water system?
A tempering valve is used on domestic hot water systems to mix the hot and cold water so the water coming into your home is not above 50oC. A tempering valve is installed in new homes. It is also required…Read more
19th Dec 2012
What is a sacrificial anode in a hot water system and how often should they be replaced?
Electrolysis occurs in all enamel coated steel storage tanks. Electrolysis causes tanks to corrode. To slow down the corrosion, a sacrificial anode is attached within the tank. The anode attracts the electrolytes more than the tank walls, which means the…Read more