Rheem Integrity 18
Jim’s Plumbing attended a customer today who stated their hot water system was nearly over 20 years old and they wanted a replacement as it had started to die and the hot water was not nearly as hot as it used to be. 20 years for a hot water system! Not bad going, however, we agreed with the customer and organised for one of our plumbers to attend to check the old system and connections before quoting for the supply and installation of a brand new system.
Unfortunately, we did not get a picture of the old system however, it was hardly identifiable with the previous stickers already been worn away. From just our plumbing knowledge we were able to determine the system as an old Rheem.
Rheem is a well-recognised and successful hot water system specialists in Australia, known to be a trustworthy and quality brand. Which is why we quoted to supply and install a new Rheem 18L Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water Heater.
Our customer decided to go ahead with our quote and we got started straight away. Our quote included the supply and installation, as well as the removal and dumping of the old system, running all new gas lines and providing our customer with a gas certificate of compliance upon completion of the job.
We strongly recommend continuous flow hot water heaters for any household. Whether you are a small household who could save money on bills by not having a storage tank continuously heating and producing hot water when it is not needed, or you are a large family, who use up a lot of hot water – a continuous flow unit would ensure you do not run out of hot water in the middle of a shower again.
Continuous flow units work by heating water once a tap – for example – is turned on. This particular system can deliver 18 litres of hot water per minute, which is why we recommend this system for a house of 1 bathroom, with an energy rating of 6 stars, and can be run on Natural Gas or LPG. This unit is equipped with a Flamesafe overheat protection which shuts down the heater if the chance of overheating can occur.
There are also models available that are limited to 50 degrees, such as this model we installed for the customer – this temperature limiter reduces the chance of being scolded – especially in a house with young children this can be beneficial. The unit comes with a 10 year warranty on the heat exchanger and parts, 3 years labour on heat exchanger, and a 3 year warranty on parts and labour on all other components.