Frequently Asked Questions – Hot Water Cylinder Temperature
Some of the most frequent questions we get asked about hot water cylinders, and water heating revolve around the ideal hot water cylinder temperature for your home. Is there an ideal temperature you should set your hot water at? Can you actually change the temperature of the water in your hot
10 Ways to Save Money and Save the Planet With Your Hot Water Use and Heating
The New Zealand winter brings darker evenings, colder temperatures and, unfortunately, higher power bills for many people. Your friendly, competent team at Cylinder Direct likes to be as helpful as possible. We can’t do much about the weather, but we can help you save money on your heating, power and
No Hot Water? Here’s What You Should Do If You Run out of Hot Water
There are several reasons you might run out of warm water. So the first thing to do is determine the cause. Even if you need a plumber, there may be ways to cut down on time and expense involved in remedying the situation if you know what has caused the
Benefits of having a mains pressure hot water cylinder
Are you tired of having poor water quality in your shower? Are you sick of having the water pressure change every time someone else turns on another tap in the house? If so, it’s time to start looking at upgrading to a mains pressure hot water cylinder.
The pros and cons of electric water heaters
Heating the water in your home with an electric hot water system is very common in Auckland. With the popularity of gas hot water systems increasing, however, we often get asked whether it's still worth using electricity to heat water. At Cylinder Direct, we install both electric and gas hot
Low pressure vs mains pressure hot water cylinder
If you need to replace or upgrade the water heating system in your home, you will likely hear or read about low pressure and mains pressure hot water cylinders. It’s also beneficial to know the difference between a low pressure hot water system and a mains pressure system if you’re buying
Electric vs gas water heating
If you’re renovating your home, replacing your hot water heating system, or considering purchasing a new property, you may be wondering what the best form of hot water heating is. The decision of which system is best usually centres around cost – how much a hot water heating system costs
Hot water cylinder hacks to save on your power bill
The cost of having hot water is one of the largest household expenses for many Kiwis. Most of the time, we have clean water on demand whenever we want it, at whatever temperature we want. But this luxury comes at a cost. Our water and power bills seem to be
Is your hot water cylinder leaking?
Leaks can be annoyingly painful, and they always tend to happen at the wrong time! This post will help you determine where the leak may be coming from and what perhaps caused your hot water cylinder to leak as well. Whether or not you hire Cylinder Direct to help with your cylinder
How do I choose the right hot water system for my house?
Shopping around for a new hot water system is not something you do very often, but when you do, it’s quite a major purchasing decision. The new system you decide on is one you’re going to live with for up to 20 years, and it’s something that impacts so many
Сalifont - continuous flow gas water heater
If you’re researching different hot water systems because you’re buying a new home or are thinking of replacing an existing system, then you might have come across the word “califont”. For some reason, it’s a word that we only use here in New Zealand, and it refers to a type
What size hot water cylinder do we need?
What is the best hot water cylinder size for your household? We get asked this question a lot at Cylinder Direct – it’s not something you think about until the time comes to replace or upgrade your current hot water cylinder.
Rinnai or Rheem hot water heating systems which one is better
There are a few other smaller brands available that provide quality, reliable products. But most of the information available focusses around these two main brands. Because we receive a lot of questions around which brand is better, Rinnai or Rheem, we’ve put together a comparative summary here to answer some
Is a continuous flow hot water heater right for your home?
There are a number of ways to refer to it, and for some people it may sound quite confusing, but the name says it all. It’s a system that provides a continuous flow of hot water to your home.
Everything you need to know about mains pressure hot water cylinders
When it comes to hot water cylinders, there are many different types, sizes and brands – and it can be somewhat confusing if you don’t have much prior knowledge about cylinders and how they work. At Cylinder Direct, we aim to share as much useful information with you as possible so
How much does it cost to replace a hot water cylinder?
Replacing hot water cylinder usually means you’re in one of the following categories: First, you suspect your current hot water cylinder is broken, not working as efficiently as it should, or needs repairs. Second, your hot water cylinder is quite old, or it’s approaching or past the end of its
Everything you need to know about heat pump water heaters
It’s a way of heating the water in your cylinder using a heat pump, essentially extracting heat from the air outside. You may, therefore, hear them referred to as air-source heat pumps. They act like a refrigerator in reverse, using ambient heat from the outside air to heat water.
Everything you need to know about low pressure hot water cylinders
You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your hot water cylinder – that is, until something goes wrong or it’s time to replace it. And then when you do start looking into it, you quickly realise that there are a lot of options and details to research.
How long does an electric water heater last
Getting hot water into your home (or business) is done using either electricity or gas. If you’re using electricity to heat your water, then you’ll probably have a hot water heater either somewhere in your house. Most often it’s in a closet – some people still refer to as the
How much does a hot water cylinder cost?
Buying a new hot water cylinder is probably not something you do very often – you might replace a cylinder only a few times in your life, depending on your living circumstances. So how would you know what they’re supposed to cost? If you’re considering buying a house that needs
How do I know if my hot water cylinder needs replacing?
Most of the time, the obvious signal that your hot water cylinder needs replacing is the shouting that comes from the bathroom when someone encounters a cold shower. But that’s not always the first sign that something is wrong, And it’s not necessarily a definite sign that your hot water