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Vulcan Freeloader 4 Star Gas Hot Water Service

Vulcan Freeloader 4 Star Gas Hot Water Service

Today Jim’s Plumbing was called out on an emergency job for gas Vulcan 3 star hot water service that had suddenly begun to leak heavily from the base of the system.

The customer was quite concerned as the unit was over 12 years old and thought it may need replacing.

Existing Vulcan System

Being a Saturday the family was worried that they may not be able to install a new unit until Monday and couldn’t last all weekend without hot water. Thankfully Jim’s Plumbing was able to attend within 30 minutes and our plumber was able to quickly identify the problem.

Unfortunately, the unit was completely rusted through at the bottom and was not able to be repaired. Our plumber provided the customer with a comprehensive quotation to replace the unit and recommended installing a Vulcan Freeloader 4 star hot water system as their current 3 star unit was no longer available.

The Vulcan 4 star unit has a number of advantages over its 3 star predecessor, such as its increased energy efficiency which helps keep your electricity and gas bills down as low as possible. The 4 star Freeloader model comes in both 135 litre and 170 litre options to ensure it caters for both big and small households, providing a consistent source of hot water day and night. In general the 135 litre model is recommended for a 2-4 person household, whilst the 170L unit can cater for anywhere up to 3-5 people.

These units also come with a 5 year tank warranty, 3 year tank labour warranty and 1 year parts and labour warranty so you can rest easy knowing every part of your new unit is covered. This Australian made hot water system is made from high strength steel to ensure it can withstand hard outdoor conditions and at present is only able to be installed as an outdoor appliance.

Jim’s Plumbing has extensive experience repairing and installing all models of hot water systems and is available 24/7 to fix all of your plumbing problems. Our plumbers are fully qualified gas fitters that are able to quickly and efficiently solve your plumbing problems and work to the highest of industry standards. We also carry a large range of parts and fittings in our vans so that we can complete most jobs in the one visit. So if you are in need of a plumber, no matter what the problem is, give Jim’s Plumbing a call.

15 Years of Service
15 Years of Service