Continuous Flow Water Systems Perth

Continuous flow hot water systems ensure you'll never be left without hot water! We offer no call out fees, on-time service with plumber live tracking and free quotes. Chat to our team to see if continuous flow hot water systems are right for you.
A continuous flow hot water heater

Tired of Running Out of Hot Water? Here’s the Perfect Cure.

Once you get used to a continuous flow hot water heater, it will be hard to imagine how you ever lived without it…especially if your current water heater cuts out at inopportune times.

You see, with the right-sized continuous flow water heater, you’ll have all the hot water you need, even during periods of peak usage. Here’s why:

  • There’s no storage tank capable of running out of hot water
  • Instead, cold water flows through the system’s heat exchanger where it’s instantly heated and sent to its destination

With no storage tank to be concerned with, continuous flow water heaters free up valuable floor space inside or outside your home. The storage tank is replaced by a wall-mounted heat exchanger. The continuous hot water system’s compact design means it can be installed just about anywhere, including inside a closet, your laundry room, outdoors, and so on.

Here’s more to like about continuous flow water heaters:
  • They can be gas-powered and have excellent energy consumption.
  • Longer system lifespan than storage tank systems.
  • Cleaner & fresher water, too, since water in a storage tank system can pick up bits of rust and scale.
  • Less chance of scalding since they operate at a lower temperature than storage tank systems.
  • They can be cheaper to run than storage systems.
  • No heat is lost in continuous flow hot water systems.
  • They are the perfect low-maintenance option.

Why Choose Swan’s Professional Plumbing For Continuous Flow Hot Water System Services

Upfront Quotes for Continuous Flow Hot Water Systems We don’t like bill shock. Our plumbers will always quote prior to installing any type of hot water system.
Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. So when installing your continuous flow systems, you can expect the best.
Quality Workmanship Rest assured all our plumbers are licensed and insured in all things plumbing and gas. We also back our work with the right warranties.
Experienced in All Types of Hot Water Systems Our team have decades of experience and have worked on thousands of continuous flow hot water systems.
Prompt and On-time No one likes waiting around all day waiting. That’s why you’ll be able to live track us when we’re 30 minutes away.
Neat and Tidy When we visit your home or business, we take extra precautions to leave it in pristine condition.
hot water coming from a shower head

Continuous Flow Hot Water System Maintenance & Repairs

Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to book your continuous flow systems for an annual service each year. Be sure to always follow your manufacturer’s guide when it comes to servicing to ensure longevity. Well-maintained continuous flow hot water systems can last up to 20 years!

If you are noticing any of these signs, it’s time to call a plumber to assess your hot water system.

  • Your water isn’t heating up fast
  • You notice changes in water pressure
  • Your continuous flow how the water system is leaking water
  • You’re experiencing pilot light issues
  • Your water has discoloured
  • Your hot water system is making strange noises

Common Continuous Flow Hot Water System Problems

Like every hot water system available, you may come across some problems from time to time. Here are some common problems that continuous flow hot water systems may encounter.

Dirty Burner

A dirty burner could cause your instant hot water system to leak or even stop working completely.

Insufficient gas supply

With all gas hot water systems, you need to ensure you have a safe and efficient gas supply to ensure it’s working correctly. Chat to our team of gas plumbers if you suspect any issues.

Pilot light not working

If the pilot light on your instant hot water system isn’t working, this could indicate there is an issue with the gas supply. All continuous flow hot water systems require a functioning pilot light to work.

Blocked valve

If you have a blocked valve, you may find your instant hot water system is not producing as much hot water as it should or the pressure has changed.

You’re probably wondering what do I do if I encounter any of these hot water system problems? Swan’s Professional Plumbing is your first port of call. Our experienced team will be able to offer a diagnosis and a solution. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re experiencing issues with your continuous hot water heater.

The Types of Continuous Flow Hot Water Systems

There are two main types of continuous flow hot water systems, electric and gas. Gas systems are the most common. Each type of system has its own benefits and drawbacks. For example, gas systems are the least expensive to install but require a gas line to run to the house. Electric systems are more expensive to install but do not require a gas line.

Rhinnai continuous flow gas hot water system

Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water Systems

Also known as a gas instant hot water system, this type of continuous hot water system is powered by gas. You can purchase hot water systems that are connected to either natural gas or LPG. Gas systems are popular as they produce less greenhouse gas emissions than electric storage systems and are a great cost-effective solution.

Electric instantaneous hot water system

Continuous Flow Electric Hot Water Systems

As the name suggests, this type of instant hot water system uses electricity to heat water. They have lower upfront costs but may cost more in the long run due to the amount of electricity they use. 

Hot Water System Services

We’ve got just those who can get the job done quickly with expert knowledge at hand. Our team of experienced professionals provide hot water on demand for residential and commercial clients in any industry. Whether it be a unit replacement, new system installation, maintenance or repairs, Swan’s is the team to call!

Enjoy Endless Instant Hot Water Supply

Wouldn’t it be nice to just be able to turn on the shower to instant hot water? With a continuous flow hot water system, you can experience just that! Our professional plumbers are here to provide you with expert advice surrounding your hot water system. Request a plumbing service online or call us today!

Continuous Flow Hot Water Heater FAQs

A continuous flow hot water system, also known as instantaneous systems or tankless water heaters, is a type of water heating system that heats water on demand instead of storing it in a tank. As the name suggests, continuous flow systems have a constant supply of hot water, meaning you'll never have to worry about running out.

How do they work? Continuous flow hot water systems heat water as it passes through a heat exchanger. They can be powered by gas or electricity and the size of the unit will determine how much hot water it can generate per minute.

Most continuous flow hot water systems have a lifespan of around 15-20 years. However, this can vary depending on the make and model of the system, as well as the quality of the installation.

It's important to have your system regularly serviced by a qualified technician in order to maximise its lifespan. If any faults or damage do occur, it's best to have them fixed as soon as possible to prevent further damage and potential safety hazards.

If your system is older than this, it might be time for a replacement! Get in contact with our team to discuss whether a continuous flow hot water system is the right solution for you.

The size of the continuous flow water heater you need depends on a few factors, including the size of your home, the number of people living in your home, and your family's hot water usage.

Chatting with our experienced and licensed plumbers is the best way to determine which size continuous flow water heater is right for you. They will be able to ask you questions about your specific situation and get a sense of your hot water usage. From there, they will be able to recommend the perfect-sized unit for your home.

It depends on your needs and preferences. A continuous flow hot water system heats water as it's needed, so you don't have to wait for the tank to heat up. This type of system is good for people who use a lot of hot water, or for those who value energy efficiency by not having to reheat the water in the tank.

However, a continuous flow system can be more expensive to install, and it may not be suitable for some households. If you're considering a continuous flow system, be sure to consult with one of our licensed plumbers to find out if it's the right option for you.

Yes, continuous flow hot water systems are energy efficient. This is because water is only heated when it's required. There is no need to heat a tank of water and then keep it at a constant temperature, which wastes energy.

Get a quote or book a service.

Swan’s Professional Plumbing offers great, on-time service and value when you need a plumber across Perth and the Peel region. Get in touch today.