Water heater repair & installation
When it come to gas hot water systems, it is important to consider the needs and budget of your household. The options available are as follows:
Storage Hot Water Systems
At Westend Plumbing & Gas we supply, install and repair a complete range of gas storage hot water systems. These hot water heaters are popular in Perth as they can be installed both outside or inside the house fitted with a flue. Gas storage hot water systems are environmentally friendly and provide a simple and economical way of heating water. Another advantage of gas storage hot water systems is that they are able to re-heat water at a faster rate than electric heaters, therefore the tanks don’t need to be as big.
Gas storage water heaters have a gas energy rating label where the more stars on the label, the more efficient the heater is. There are standard and high-efficiency gas storage heaters. High-efficiency models are more expensive to buy, but cheaper and more environmentally friendly to run.
Instantaneous Hot Water Systems
Westend Plumbing & Gas are able to supply, install and repair a complete range of 'tankless' or 'continuous flow' gas hot water heaters. As they are small and compact the popularity of instantaneous gas hot water heaters continue to grow particularly in homes where space is at a premium and apartment complexes. As gas instantaneous heaters only heat the water when a hot tap is turned on they are environmentally friendly being able to achieve up to a 6 star energy efficiency rating.
These units come in various sizes, which refer to how many litres of hot water per minute the system can produce at a temperature rise of approx 25 degrees celcius. Ranging in size from 10 to 32 litres per minute, it is perhaps more important to consider the number of hot water outlets the instantaneous hot water heater has to serve as opposed to the number of people in the household.
In order to achieve maximum efficiency from a continuous flow hot water heater it is very important that the most suitable model for your household be selected and ensuring it is installed correctly. We will gladly assist you in this process.
Electric Storage Hot Water Systems
At Westend Plumbing & Gas we supply, install, service and repair a complete range of electric storage hot water systems. These electric hot water heaters are popular in Perth as they come in a range of sizes and are generally economical to install. Cost savings are possible by taking advantage of 'off peak' electricity tariffs from power retailers available during low energy consumption times of the day/night. In using such 'off peak' rates it is important that a large enough tank size be chosen in order to heat enough water during the off peak time period so as to not run out of hot water. When connected to 'day' rate electricity tariffs water in the tank is re-heated as required quite quickly.
Electric Instantaneous Hot Water Systems
Westend Plumbing & Gas are able to supply, install and repair a complete range of 'tankless' or 'continuous flow' electric hot water heater systems. As they are small and compact these heaters are usually used where space is at a premium and in apartment complexes. Most models of these heaters are connected to 3 phase power. Even though Electrical instantaneous heaters can only be connected to peak electricity supply, they only heat the water when a hot tap is turned on.
As electric instantaneous hot water heaters heat the water as it flows through the unit, the water pressure is lower than with a electric storage tank. We are sometimes able to improve the performance of your instantaneous 3 phase heater to give you better flow or more hot water. In order to achieve maximum efficiency from a continuous flow hot water heater it is very important that the most suitable model for your household be selected and ensuring it is installed correctly. Westend Plumbing & Gas will gladly assist you in this process.
Our Plumbing Services
Toilet & Tap Installation for a Worry-Free Future
Proper installation is the most important part of any plumbing fixture and a fit that is even slightly less than perfect can lead to a whole bunch of problems for you down the line. We take the time and care to fit everything together perfectly to make sure that you should never have to think about problems with the last thing in your house you would ever want to have a problem with.
Toilet & Tap Repairs and Maintenance without Getting Your Hands Dirty
If your toilet and taps have been in your house for quite some time and are causing you problems then we can help. We know that in some situations this can become quite messy and unpleasant so no need to hang around and watch all of the dirty work.
Just let us know what the problem is with your toilet or plumbing system and let us go in and take care of it. Our team is available 24/7 so there is never a reason that you should have to live in unsanitary conditions when your toilet or plumbing is giving you a problem. Call us right away and we will come and sort you out!
Leak Detection Services
A leak can quickly turn your beautiful home into a swimming pool and not the kind that the kids have been trying to convince you to get. Things can get even worse when you don’t know exactly where the leak is coming from. Even the smallest leak can cause a lot of expensive damage over the course of a few days or weeks.
Our team is highly trained and able to track down the source of your leak very quickly as we have been detecting leaks for long enough to know how to read the clues on where the leak originates.Don’t worry if the water seems to be coming out of a place that logically makes no sense, we’ll figure out where it’s coming from.
Gas & Water Leaks - Located
Our plumbers are licensed gas-fitters so we can handle both water and gas leaks. The only thing worse than having a big leak in your house is having a huge hole in your wall, made while trying to find the leak. Our team uses the most non-invasive methods possible to find the source of the leak. A bit of simple knowledge of the layout of your piping system is great but if you have no idea, no problems! We can still track down the source of the leak by relying on our experience and instincts in the field.
Repairs that Last
Once the source of the leak has been found it is time for us to work our magic. We carry all of the tools necessary to patch things up right the first time around so you shouldn’t expect problems in the future.
We can also have a look to see if we can find any areas that might present problems later on. Remember, it is much cheaper and easier to fix a leak problem early on, before it starts than to take care of it once it is too late and your precious belongings have already suffered water damage. Take the necessary steps today, while there is still time!
Commercial Plumbing Services
In many cases, particularly with larger building, routine maintenance and annual certification is a statutory requirement. Our team can assist with annual maintenance and certification of backflow prevention devices, thermostatic mixers and hot water systems.