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Our everyday routine tasks consist of bathing ourselves, washing the dishes, and cleaning our homes, which all require the use of water, usually hot water. Can you recall the last time your hot water system was serviced by an electrician?

Maintenance is key when it comes to sustaining a long-lasting hot water system. However, over time our systems cannot function as efficiently as when we first purchased them. It can be useful to question: when should you replace your hot water system?

Before buying your hot water replacement...

Ensure you know what type of hot water system you’re planning to replace. Is it electric or solar?You can ask a REPARE electrician for assistance with this, we can  determine if your new hot water replacement can accommodate your home and is the correct choice and fitting for your home or property.

Electrical hot water systems  are the most commonly used hot systems in Australia. A solar-boosted hot water system is another energy-efficient and environmentally friendly option.

Here are some frequently asked questions about hot water replacements:

All of the electrical components of the system will be operated by electricians. If your circuit breaker won’t remain on, you’ll need to hire an electrician to repair it. Also, if your water is barely warm, your electric hot water system’s thermostat or “off peak switch” may be at fault, it is important that a hot water electrician is hired to fix this. The booster in solar hot water installations can occasionally be the source of temperature problems.

Installing a hot water system can be a complex task that requires knowledge of plumbing, electrical connections, and local building codes. While it is possible for some individuals with the necessary skills and experience to install their own hot water system, it is generally recommended to hire a professional plumber and hot water electrician for such installations. Here are a few reasons why:

Safety: Hot water systems involve handling pressurised water and electrical connections, which can be dangerous if not installed correctly. Professionals are trained to handle these tasks safely and ensure that all necessary safety measures are in place.

Compliance with building codes: Local building codes and regulations often dictate specific requirements for hot water system installations. Professionals are familiar with these codes and can ensure that your installation meets all the necessary requirements.

Warranty and insurance: Hiring a professional to install your hot water system may be a requirement to maintain warranty coverage. Additionally, professional installations are often covered by liability insurance, providing protection in the event of any damage or accidents.

Expertise and experience: Plumbers and contractors have the knowledge and experience to select the right type and size of hot water system for your needs. An experienced domestic electrician can also identify any potential issues or challenges in the installation process and address them effectively.

Contact an expert technician from REPARE Electrical & Air Conditioning to carry out any electrical work on your home or commercial hot water system.

Most basic homeowners’ insurance policies don’t cover the cost of repair or replacement of a hot water system that malfunctions due to ageing. Most of the time, homeowners are responsible for all maintenance, repairs, and replacements.

However, a hot water system that’s been damaged by an event covered explicitly in the insurance policy, like a fire, may be covered by home insurance. In addition, housing damage caused by an unexpected water heater leak is frequently covered by insurance policies. Most homeowner’s insurance policies don’t cover appliance repairs, as homeowners are usually liable for repairing their own water heaters, even when they’re not at fault for the failure.

In Australia, tax deductions are generally available for expenses that are directly related to earning income. However, the deductibility of a hot water system would depend on the circumstances and the purpose for which it is being claimed. Here are a few factors to consider:

  1. Rental Property: If you own a rental property and install a new hot water system, you may be able to claim a tax deduction for the cost of the system. This would typically fall under the category of capital works deductions or depreciation. However, specific rules and limitations apply, and it’s advisable to seek professional advice.

  2. Business Use: If you use a hot water system for business purposes, such as running a business from your home, you may be able to claim a portion of the expense as a tax deduction. Again, it’s important to consult with a tax professional to determine the eligibility and the allowable deduction.

  3. Personal Use: Generally, expenses related to a hot water system for personal use are not tax-deductible. Personal expenses, such as those for a primary residence, are typically not eligible for tax deductions.

Remember, tax laws and regulations can change, so it’s crucial to seek up-to-date advice from a qualified tax professional who can consider your specific circumstances. They will be able to provide accurate guidance based on the most current tax regulations in Australia.


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