It’s been a long time coming to the Adelaide hot water market but finally we have a solution to heating hot water internally in a variety of sizes.
Initially upon reading this article you may think internal hot water systems they have been around for ever? Correct but not continuous flow hot water systems which can be installed inside of sealed rooms (no natural ventilation internally required) and particularly units which come in a variety of different flow rates.
Bosch has bought the European designed 4000s hot water services into Australia where there are currently over 5000 of these units installed. Western Australia has the largest number of these units currently in use with South Australia only a hand full of these hot water services installed. At Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting we have been fortunate to be involved with the supply and installation of these units to the Adelaide hot water market and also proudly offering the after sales servicing of these Bosch hot water units.
What does this new product from Bosch bring to the plumbing market that other manufacturers are yet to introduce in Adelaide?
- 3 different capacity rating units starting off at 12L/min, with a mid-range unit producing 16L/min and the top of the range offering 20L/min.
- Sealed room installation’s. Via the coaxial fluing system, the Bosch 4000s hot water system breath and expel air through the same flue allowing a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to choosing an installation location.
- The ability to use a variety of compatible flue bends and extensions pieces to allow the hot water service to be installed far away from the point of termination to atmosphere.
- Slow start technology minimising energy and water consumption.
- Temperature controller pre wired allowing for a simple plug in connection for remote control of temperature throughout the home or business.
What are some vital points to consider when installing the Bosch 4000s:
- Flue installation, it is vitally important that only the Bosch coaxial flue and components are used when setting up a new installation.
- The flue is sealed correctly to the hot water service and all components are joined neatly and square to each other. This is vitally important so that no flue gases can mix with the fresh air which the hot water service is using to fire the burner.
- The correct gas supply pressure and flow is provided to the Bosch 4000s. It’s important that not only is the static pressure tested at the time of commissioning but the working pressures are also tested. The working pressure should be checked using a digital manometer with the hot water service in full operation and other appliances in the home also working, a minimum gas pressure of 1.13kpa must be achieved.
Like with all new products it takes time for public awareness to gain momentum and therefore a slow roll out of this product is commencing in Adelaide. Over time these new hot water systems will start appearing in more locations due to its versatility to be able to replace a bulky tank which is taking up precious space inside of a home or especially in a commercial kitchen. The energy star rating of this tankless hot water system is another talking point which is sure to appeal to many consumers, the slow start technology is something people will learn to adjust to and accept. If you would like to discuss your hot water options, please contact one of our friendly staff today.