O’Shea specialises in Hot Water service, repair and installation. We offer repair and replacement systems across leading brands including Rheem, Aquamax, Rinnai and Vulcan.


When looking to replace a home hot water heating system in Melbourne, many homeowners are searching for an option that is both cost efficient and environmentally friendly. Hot water units are responsible for 23% of a homes greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention around 25% of the home’s total energy costs. Of that 25%, about half comes from hot water supplied to the bathroom, and about a third from the laundry and the kitchen.


Hot Water Service

Replacing fixtures such as taps and shower heads can help reduce the household costs, but sometimes the entire hot water system system needs replacement. A common reason as to why you may need to call for a hot water service repair or replacement is the unit being old to continue functioning correctly, or it may be leaking. Many homeowners choose to replace it with a cheap, energy efficient system instead of continuing to pay unending repair costs.

Hot Water Systems Melbourne

O’Shea proudly offers hot water service and repairs, as well as ducted heating repairs and service Melbourne wide. Local residents and the surrounding areas trust O’Shea for all of their hot water service needs, whether it is to replace a pressure temperature relief valve, if there is a gas fault to the unit this may be repairable, otherwise replacement of the unit may be required. O’Shea Plumbing also helps homeowners by evaluating their plumbing needs and recommending the correct hot water unit for their home. O’Shea’s offers valuable insight into which type of hot water system works best for each home, the results of which are many happy customers Melbourne wide.


Storage Hot Water Systems

Storage water heaters heat and store water in an insulated tank for use when it is needed.

These heaters either use a gas burner located under the storage tank, or an electric element in the tank, to heat the water. Gas units usually have a pilot flame that burns continuously and lights the main burner when it’s needed. Storage systems lose heat through the walls of the tank so they need to burn gas, or use electricity regularly to keep the water at the desired temperature. Well-insulated tanks will have lower storage losses.

Continuous Flow Hot Water Units

Continuous flow and instant heaters use a fairly newer technology. Instead of using a storage tank, water is heated only as it is needed, reducing waste and allowing for greater temperature control. Continuous Flow Units are extremely energy efficient with a 6-7 star energy rating; these heaters are also very compact and can be installed in small spaces of Melbourne homes. These units may not be as cheap as the storage unit alternative; however, they can be more efficient and have an endless supply of hot water.

Solar Hot Water Systems

By using solar panels, along with gas or electric powered boosters, to heat, solar systems are by far the most energy efficient, but also the most expensive to install. The boosters used on overcast days and the tank can couple to the solar panels in two ways: on the roof along with the solar panels or at ground level. Many Melbourne homeowners choose to install the boosters and tank at ground level to avoid the time and expense required to reinforce the roof as well as to allow for easier access during hot water service repairs.

Heat Pump Water Heating

This type of heater works much like an air conditioner,  that it extracts heat from the air along with a refrigerant to produce hot water. This system is electrical powered and is environmentally friendly.

All in One Water Heater Service and Repair

O’Shea Plumbing offers hot water system maintenance and repairs, as well as assistance choosing and installing new systems to residents and the surrounding areas. Customers trust in O’Shea Plumbing to provide exceptional repairs and installations for all of their plumbing and hot water service needs. Contact O’Shea Plumbing to see why they are so highly regarded for their dependability and experience.

 HOT WATER maintenance

Just like any other system or appliance in a Melbourne home, water-heating systems need to be maintained to avoid costly repair. Without regular hot water maintenance, the integrity of the entire system is in jeopardy and expensive repairs are likely to be required. Melbourne homeowners may begin to experience regular pipe leaks, hot water tank leaks and other heater problems more frequently if the system is not regularly maintained.

In addition to timely repairs, it is important to follow a regular hot water maintenance schedule. For external heating units in Melbourne, it is recommended that this hot water maintenance be scheduled and performed at least every five years to maintain maximum efficiency and safety of the entire heating system. Internal Melbourne heating units should be maintained every two years to prevent tank leaks that can lead to costly repairs. Properly maintained water heater systems can help to identify a tank leak or heater break down early, reducing down time and repair costs to local Melbourne homeowners. It may also be beneficial to perform hot water maintenance of the entire system during a repair visit.

Regular hot water maintenance and repairs help to ensure even heating and maintain the integrity of the entire hot water heating system. To prevent damage, breakdown, and other possible repair issues of your heating system, the following should be performed as part of any Melbourne heating system maintenance schedule:

  • Clean the pilot and burner
  • Remove all sludge from the cylinder
  • Measure the hot water temperature and pressure
  • Check the anode – Replace if necessary
  • Inspect the pressure temperature relief valve – Replace according to manufacturer recommendations. (Usually every five years.)
  • Examine the thermocouple – Replace if necessary
  • Assess and adjust gas pressure if required

Hot water maintenance and repair can be complicated. When Melbourne homeowners require assistance with maintenance and repair of their water heating systems, they turn to the trustworthy professionals at O’Shea Plumbing.

Contact O’Shea Plumbing for help with hot water maintenance or hot water system repairs, such as a leak in the water tank. O’Shea is proud to offer both scheduled hot water maintenance and a general hot water service throughout Melbourne and surrounding suburbs for all of your hot water heating system needs. Whether it is a heater tank leak or the entire hot water heater that needs repair, O’Shea is committed to providing all hot water maintenance Melbourne wide.



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