A popular name in hot water “Rheem” but the product itself is not so well known with the public of Adelaide. Majority of older homes who have a gas storage hot water system which is a Rheem brand are more familiar with a model called the Optima Quick Recovery unit but these are being phased out by a much more environmentally friendly type of unit which is titled the Stellar.
The Stellar units come in two different sizes which are the 330 and 360 models. These units are only suited to external installations and can run off either natural gas or LPG. The new hot water systems store 130 and 160 litres of water each respectively and can deliver 330 and 360 litres of water each in the first hour. You might think well if this is the case then surely a huge amount of energy is being used to produce these numbers? No, these hot water services come with a 5-star energy rating far superior to the older Optima models which were only 3-star energy rated. The new technology involved with the Stellar models has allowed Rheem to fill a gap in the gas storage hot water market and become a leader in energy efficient storage hot water services in Adelaide, South Australia.
When it comes time to replacing the older style Rheem units with a newer version the change is straight forward, but there needs to be minor adjustments to inlet and outlet piping as these heights and placements have varied over time with the change in shape and size of the newer versions of gas hot water storage systems produced by Rheem.
There are two things which you may find plumbers cutting corners on when they do quote on a replacement system. They don’t allow to replace the non-return cold water inlet valve and they don’t allow to replace the 1200 kpa cold water blow off valve. It is clearly noted inside the manufacturers hand book that if these are not replaced at the time of installation of a new Rheem Stellar Hot Water Service then the new warranty can be voided immediately! At Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting we always allow for all the correct valves to replaced and we even dispose of the old tank in an environmentally friendly manner as well, that’s the Mayfair difference.
In most circumstances our licensed gas plumbers can have your storage water heater replaced on the same day as we stock both models of the Rheem Stellar at a warehouse located in the inner southern suburbs of Adelaide in the location of Unley. We also offer our customers 12 and 24 months’ interest free arrangements through our partners Certegy Ezy Pay (to approved customers). So, if you’re in need of a new gas storage hot water service please get in contact with us today and let us tailor a price that suits your budget.
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Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.