A hot water system installation involves setting up a heating system that supplies hot water for various household activities, such as bathing, cooking, and cleaning. 

As we can all appreciate, properly installing your new hot water system will help avoid future complications and ensure your home remains comfortably supplied with warm water throughout the year. 

Whether you need to replace your old hot water system or you have a new build, we install various units at Woden Valley Plumbing & Gasfitting, including gas, electric, and solar hot water and heat pump systems. 

When you have a hot water system installed by our crew, you can expect us to do the job quickly without compromising on quality!

Types of Hot Water Installations Undertaken By Woden Valley Plumbing

Woden Valley Plumbing & Gasfitting is your go-to solution for all your hot water installation needs. 

We install three types of systems and have expertise in delivering to our clients: solar, electric and gas systems.

Solar Hot Water Systems

A solar hot water system uses energy from the sun to heat water. It typically consists of solar panels, a hot water tank, and a backup heater (such as an electric or gas heater) for when there is not enough sunlight to meet the demand for hot water, drawing from another energy supply. The solar panels collect energy from the sun and transfer it to a heat transfer fluid, which then circulates through a heat exchanger in the storage tank. 

Solar is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective option, as they use renewable energy and can significantly reduce energy bills over time. This could be your best option to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions without having to suffer cold showers.

As it becomes an increasingly popular choice, we specialise in installing, repairing, and maintaining solar hot water systems. 

Our technicians have extensive knowledge and expertise in this area, ensuring that each installation is undertaken with precision and care, ensuring your solar hot water system is reliable, efficient, and long-lasting.

Electric Hot Water Systems

An electric hot water system heats and stores water and is a reliable choice for installation in your home or business. It typically consists of a cylindrical tank filled with water and an electric heating element that heats the water to a desired temperature.

The location of the electric heating element is at the bottom of the tank, and when turned on, it heats the water until it reaches the desired temperature. 

Once the water is heated, it is stored in the tank until it is needed.

An electric hot water heater is popular because it is relatively easy to install, requires minimal maintenance, and is highly efficient. They are available in various sizes and capacities to accommodate different usage and household sizes.

Gas Hot Water Systems

Gas hot water systems use natural gas to heat water. They are commonly used in homes and businesses as they are energy-efficient, cost-effective, and provide a reliable heated water source. Two main gas hot water system types are:

Storage tanks

These store heated water in a tank, ready for use when called upon from within the home.


Heats cold water on demand as it passes through the unit, providing an endless heated water supply without needing a storage tank.

A gas water heater warms the water quickly and doesn’t use much energy, with proper installation crucial for optimal performance and safety. 

Expect the Same-Day Service for New System Installation

When installing a new hot water system, choosing a reputable and reliable installer who can provide prompt and efficient service is vital. 

We undertake same-day new system installations, ensuring you can enjoy the benefits of your hot water service as soon as possible.

Choosing us means you won’t have to wait days or weeks for your new system installation. This can be particularly useful if your existing system has failed or is no longer functioning correctly, leaving you without hot water.

5 Warning Signs Your Hot Water Systems Isn’t Installed Accurately 

Every Canberra resident wants their hot water system accurately installed so they have an energy-efficient hot water unit. 

In cases where there’s been a compromise with installation, the following five issues indicate that you need to call a licensed plumber for assistance.

Inconsistent Water Temperature

One of the most obvious signs is inconsistent water temperature. If you notice that the water temperature fluctuates frequently, it may be due to improper system installation.

Strange Noises

If you hear banging or rattling sounds from your hot water system, it may indicate incorrect installation. Such noises can result from air bubbles or sediment buildup in the system.


Another sign of improperly installed hot water systems is leakage. Water leaks can occur from the pipes or valves, and they can cause water damage to your property. If you notice water pooling around the system, it’s also a sign that there may be a leak.

High Energy Bills

If you notice a significant increase in energy bills, it may be due to an incorrectly installed hot water system. This can cause inefficiencies and lead to higher energy consumption, resulting in higher bills.

Short Lifespan

An improperly installed hot water system can result in a shorter lifespan for the new unit. If you need to replace the system frequently or if it stops working within a short period after installation, it’s a sign that the installation was incorrect.

Why Choose Woden Valley Plumbing & Gasfitting for Hot Water Services?

Why choose Woden Valley Plumbing & Gasfitting for your hot water system installation and ongoing hot water service? 

We are a local, family-owned business that prides itself on our attention to detail, professionalism, and customer commitment. 

Our team will work with you to determine the best system for your needs and budget. We always use high-quality materials and equipment to ensure optimal performance and efficiency, along with being upfront with quotes and competitively priced. You can rest assured that there will be no hidden costs or surprises.

Don’t wait any longer to enjoy the benefits of a new system. Choose us and experience quality service and workmanship. 

Contact us today to schedule your appointment!