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Aquamax G205NMN Gas Storage Hot Water System

AquaMAX G205NMN Repair

We had a customer call Jim’s Plumbing on 1300 133 509 today in quite the panic. They explained to our dispatch team that had received a high gas bill but they could not smell any gas leaking around their house so didn’t know why this was occurring. As our plumbers are fully qualified gas fitters we were able to organise one of them to attend to the customer within the hour* of the phone call.

Upon our technician’s quick arrival, we did a few gas checks around the property and found no leaks. We then inspected the AquaMAX gas storage hot water system and found that the temperature-pressure relief valve was running excessively, resulting in more gas being used. We gave our customer a couple of options for this fix, we advised of how old this hot water system was and it may be a benefit to replace the whole thing for a more energy efficient system to reduce their gas bills even more, or we could replace this Temperature Pressure Relief valve for a quick fix.

Our customer advised us that they were actually just house sitting for friends that were on holiday and asked that we quote up for a new system for the owners when they return and that we just replace the valve for now. Our plumber got to work replacing the temperature-pressure relief valve with the stock from our vans. We make sure to keep them fully stocked with common parts so we are able to complete 95% of jobs then and there.

A Suitable Replacement

Upon inspection of this old unit, our plumber found that AquaMAX no longer makes this particular model and have since upgraded to a newer model with a higher gas energy efficiency. The Rheem Stellar 330 gas storage is a suitable alternative that we quoted for. It has a 5 star energy efficiency rating, which will save the customer even more on gas bills. With a 200 litre hot water delivery every hour – eliminating the chance for a shower to run cold halfway through!

The 130 litre capacity is suitable for families of between 2 and 5 people, depending on how much water is used and is run on natural gas. There is a 10 year warranty on the cylinder and a 1 year warranty on all other parts and labour. A couple of weeks later the customer returned from their holiday and booked in the quote with us, which we were able to attend to complete the very same day!

No Interest Ever!** payment plan options availableĀ on hot water heater replacements to help ease any financial stress this burden may cause. If your hot water heater is leaking, or you have no hot water, we can often have a plumber to you within the hour*.

15 Years of Service
15 Years of Service