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Dux Proflo 80 Litre Electric Hot Water Heater Repaired

Dux Proflo 80 Litre Electric Hot Water Heater Repair Service

Our customer called us earlier today in quite the panic. Having young children in the house needing baths and having luke-warm to no hot water the customer needed someone out as soon as possible. Being a company such as Jim’s Plumbing meant we could get one of our technicians there within the hour* of her call.

In attending this hot water plumbing emergency and giving the Dux Proflo 80 litre electric a full inspection. We found that the element and thermostat needed replacement as it was not heating any water – resulting in cold baths and showers. The element had been leaking water which luckily was only coming out of the rubber seal and was not the cylinder itself.

But advised it would be more beneficial to replace the entire element to avoid any repairs needed in the near future. This was good news to the customer; who was under the impression that they would have to get a brand new hot water system installed – which may have been needed if the cylinder itself was leaking.

While the customer wanted a quick fix for the meantime – they had also asked our plumber for a quote. As they were looking at replacing the unit in the near future. As they were finding there was a lot of waiting around for more hot water after a bath or shower due to the nature of this 80 litre tank. After replacing these two parts – the customer had hot water again less than three hours after their initial call.

The hot water system was wired to the electrical metre on a continuous tariff which means it was able to heat water straight away after our replacement. The units are often used for townhouses and small units. As the unit is a small 925mm high and only 490mm in diameter. They can often be concealed within a kitchen or laundry cupboard to minimise space taken.

However, the picture shown is a customer who opted to have the unit installed outside. Dux hot water is one of the biggest and major suppliers of storage hot water heaters in Australia. They offer a 7 year tank warranty and one year warranty on parts and labour of initial install.

The advantages of a small unit like this Dux proflo 80 litre on a continuous heating tarid is that once the thermostat detects water has dropped in temperature it automatically starts heating. Unlike night tariffs that only heat water at night time meaning a larger storage tank is needed. Than that of this convenient Dux proflo 80 litre electric.

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