Buying Guide: Continuous Flow
Replacing your hot water system is a purchase that does not come up often, we don’t normally pay attention to the type or size of our hot water system until we find a leak or we have no hot water. This guide focuses on Gas Continuous flow hot water systems.
The first step is to take a look at your existing unit, you need to ask the question is this currently suitable for the family or home? The service we offer is for like for like replacement, this is the same type in the same size into the same location. If you wish to change the type, size or location we are happy to assist with this, an onsite quotation will need to be carried out before pricing can be issued.
Why choose a Rheem branded system?
- Australia’s leading brand in hot water
- All systems are designed specifically for the Australian market
- Making hot water systems in Australia since 1939
- Network of Rheem service agents Australia wide offering support
- Extensive range of systems to suit a range of capabilities
What is continuous flow?
- Only heat on demand they do not store hot water
- Small compact size that mounts to wall
- Space saving in comparison to other style systems
- Different sizes to suit all families and homes
- Atleast 6 Star gas rating which assists in saving money
- 10 Year warranty on the heat exchanger
- Available in both natural gas (NG) and propane (LPG)
What is the difference between 50 degree and 60 degree units?
- The 50 degree units are factory pre-set to meet the standards
- Whereas 60 degree units the plumber needs to fit tempering valves on installation
- Standard is that hot water going to any sanitary (Bathrooms) is to be a maximum of 50 Degrees
Do I need a controller?
- No, a controller is not required for the unit to function it is optional
- The controllers offer additional safety by giving you control of the water temperature
- Deluxe controllers also have a “Bath fill” function which stops the water flow once bath is full
Choosing the best capacity unit
- As it is not often purchased you need to consider changes in household overtime
- Number of bathrooms
- Number of people using hot water at the same time
- Age brackets of people living in home (E.g. Teenagers will use more!)
- Number of dishwashers or washing machines that could also be using hot water
- Is the bath used regularly?