Hot Water Repairs Rheem hot water systems Sunshine Coast

Rheem electric hot water systems

Rheem offers regular training sessions on their systems to all plumbers. Solar Hot Water and Hot Water Repairs allocate time to make sure all Rheem training available is participated in. This keeps us up to date with all Rheem hot water, solar hot water and heat pump systems. Solar Hot Water and Hot Water Repairs Sunshine Coast are fully trained on all Rheem product.

Servicing of your hot water system every four to five years, depending on the system, can considerably increase your hot water system's life span. Where stainless steel, systems require less servicing. Steel or glass lined hot water tanks do require important five year minimum services.

Four to five year service on Rheem hot water systems generally includes:

  • Replace PTR (hot water expansion valve) - stainless and steel tanks
  • Replace EVC if required - stainless and steel tanks
  • Check Tempering valve
  • Check the heating element's resistance and replace only if required. - stainless and steel tanks
  • Check the hot water thermostat- stainless and steel tanks 
  •  Replace the hot water anode. This is for steel tanks only. The reason we replace the anode in a steel tank is because it is a sacrificial anode. This means it has been designed to break down to protect the inside of you glass lined steel hot water tank. The anode is made up of a weaker metal, it basically corrodes before you tank does.


If your Rheem hot water system has a major leak and needs replacing call us today.

Solar Hot Water and Hot Water Repairs install the following hot water systems and is a hot water system supplier on the Sunshine Coast:

Rheem Optima

 The cylinder is lined with a specially developed vitreous enamel and twin anode protection. When you call about Solar Hot Water and Hot Water Repairs  services, ask about Rheem Optima Quick Recovery models – perfect for people who need lots and lots of hot water, such as larger families or homes with more than one bathroom.

Rheem Stellar

Rheem Stellar has the addition of Stellar Electric Stainless Steel to the range. Available in sizes from 50 litres to 315 litres, Stellar Electric Stainless Steel water heaters are designed and built in Australia. The is a top end high quality water heater.


Rheem Heavy Duty

This is the tough operator that takes on your big hot water demands and keeps on delivering. The range starts with a hefty 260 litre capacity and over 200 litres recovery every hour. Twin anodes and a double layer of vitreous enamel give long life protection to the cylinder. If your home is heavy on hot water, call Solar Hot Water and Hot Water Repairs about Rheem Heavy Duty.



From a compact 25 litre to the huge 400 litre capacity, Rheemglas hot water systems take advantage of off-peak tariffs providing you with greater savings. This, combined with Colour Bond steel cabinets, CFC-free insulation, vitreous enamel lining protecting the steel cylinder and a very popular choice for those who demand reliability and efficiency.

Heat Pump

The Rheem Heat Pump water heater has been specifically designed for Australian environmental conditions by cleverly removing heat energy from the ambient air and storing it in the water tank. In cold conditions, a unique freeze mode activates a booster element to ensure plenty of hot water is available, even on the coldest winter nights.


Solar Hot Water and Hot Water repairs service all areas of the Sunshine Coast, North Brisbane, North Lakes and Bribie Island regions. 


Some residential units will have a 50L or 80L electric model in the kitchen, laundry or a cupboard. These are great for one to two people, however you should be mindful that you may have limited hot water with this size system. If you have enough space or a bigger household, the best decision is to consider installing 125L or 160L system.

Most 3 to 4 bedroom houses would have the bigger tanks, 250L, 315L or the 400L models. Usually these electric hot water systems are connected to off-peak electricity supply which gives a cheaper rate of electricity. Off peak supply is only available in times of low energy use - usually the middle of the night, heating and storing your water for use the next day. The larger electric hot water heaters can be twin element, so if you run out of hot water outside off-peak times, the top element will provide some hot water for you.

Households who have solar power that receive low feed in tariffs are sometimes best to install a timer on their hot water element. This means the times when the hot water is heated can be controlled if installed on the correct tariff. The hot water system's element can be turned on during the middle of the day when the solar power system is producing the most amount of excess power. Rather then send this power back to the grid for 8 cents or less, the excess power heats your hot water system at the cheapest rate. 



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