Hot water, used throughout a house or commercial premises, isn’t always supplied by a central system linked to the heating. In many cases there will be a need for separate, independent water heater.
There are many types of heater. They can be used for various applications, powered by different fuel sources and made available from a wide range of manufacturers.
Commercial Water Heaters - In a commercial setting, a more heavy duty appliance is required. Different sizes are available with various manufacturer styles and designs. Sizes can range from 30 litres, all the way up to 500 litres and larger.
It is essential that when a fault occurs in a commercial product that it can be fixed without delay. A replacement from Direct Brand can provide companies with a great value solution to a failing machine, without heavily impacting company profit.
Domestic Water Heaters - Similarly to commercial units there are many domestic styles and capacities to choose from, but they are all designed to be accommodated in spaces around the home. Domestic products are used far less strenuously than commercial alternatives, however, there is still the possibility of a fault occurring.
If you are suspicious that a unit is failing, there are some tell tale signs that you may be right:
Age - it may sound obvious, but a unit over 10 years old is far more likely to start misbehaving. A well maintained unit, which hasn't been overused, may last much longer. However if the product has been used a lot, problems may develop over time.
Dirty Water - if hot water is starting to appear discoloured, this could be a sure sign that the tank is starting to corrode from the inside. A visit from an engineer or plumber should be able to confirm this.
Noise - should you start hearing a rumbling, or banging, from the tank, there may be a build up of sediment, or perhaps a more serious problem developing. Regular flushing of the whole system should help to avoid any build up of destructive sediment.
Leaks - a plumber can eliminate the pipework or fittings being the source of a leak. A pool of water under the unit means that it is probably time the product is replaced.
Low Water Pressure - if water is starting to run more slowly, sediment in the tank or pipework could well be to blame. Aging pipework with a smaller diameter should be replaced with larger new pipes to cope with modern water usage demands.
Direct Brand stock a comprehensive range of reliable, quality replacement parts for LP Gas, natural gas, hybrid, electric and oil heaters.
We ensure quick delivery, excellent value and 24-hour online support, to ensure we provide the best service for customers.
Our parts include:
- Circuit breakers
- Heating elements
- Control boards
- And more.
Most items within a water heater can be serviced or replaced. If a part is beyond repair, simply swap it with a replacement from Direct Brand.
Check out our extensive range of water heater parts below.