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Replace Vulcan 130 Litre Storage with Bosch High Flow 26E Continuous Flow

Replace Vulcan 130 Litre Storage with Bosch High Flow 26E Continuous Flow Hot Water System

Recently Jim’s Plumbing was called out to assess an ageing Vulcan 130 litre storage hot water system that was providing an intermittent and insufficient hot water supply.

At times the family of five were finding that there wasn’t enough hot water for morning showers and wanted to know if there was a better solution to their hot water problems. Luckily, a Jim’s plumber was called out to assess the problem and found that the 130L unit simply didn’t meet the family’s daily hot water needs. He also explained how their old storage unit was costing them money by continuously heating water throughout the day when no one was home.

Fortunately, our plumber suggested replacing the deteriorating unit with a Bosch Highflow 26e instant hot water system. Not only would this provide the family with plenty of hot water in the mornings, but it also would not chew up unnecessary gas and electricity by heating water throughout the day when it is not needed.

Whether you have a small or large family, the Bosch high flow 26e offers a reliable source of hot water that won’t increase your electricity or gas bills thanks to its on-demand heating system. The unit itself also has a 5.53 energy rating and at present can only be installed outdoors. Its compact size means it is perfect for smaller homes or terrace houses where a where backyard space for a storage unit may be an issue. In this instance, our plumber installed the unit discreetly on the sidewall, giving the family added space in their compact backyard.

Don’t be fooled by the Bosch high flow 26e’s size, it can provide enough hot water for up to 2-3 bathrooms in a new home despite being only a fraction of the size of traditional storage units.  In older homes where the piping is typically much smaller, this unit can only supply hot water to one to two fixtures at a time and this is an important consideration to take into account whenever you are looking at installing and continuous flow hot water system. Apply named, the Bosch high flow 26e delivers 26 litres of water per minute and can be temperature controlled throughout the home. This means that you can set the water temperature in each room of your home to whatever you like.

One of the most unique features about the Bosch high flow 26e is that it is available for purchase at two different temperature settings.  The standard unit is pre-set to deliver hot water at 55°C, however, there is also a 55°C model available which removes the need for a tempering valve. These lower set units essentially prevent persons from being scalded from hot water and are an excellent safety device in a home with young children.

So if you are in the market for a new hot water system give Jim’s Plumbing a call and we’ll be able to find a unit that meets your unique needs. Our plumbers are fully qualified gas fitters and are available 24/7 to attend to all of your plumbing needs. We carry a huge range of parts and fittings with us to ensure we are prepared for almost any plumbing job that is thrown at us.

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