Do You Have Tempering Valve Problems?
A tempering valve ensures your hot water stays steady at a safe temperature. If something goes wrong, you could be at risk of burns and scalding. Cyber Plumbers technicians are on call 24/7, every day of the week, to keep your hot water safe and reliable.
Importance of the Tempering Valve
A tempering valve restricts the temperature of hot water that is delivered into your home from your hot water system, which is crucial in preventing injuries such as burning and scalding.
In a number of Australian states, technicians are required by law to install a tempering valve when installing a new hot water system. While your tempering valve may have the ability to be set higher than 50° Celsius, this goes against Australian standards.
The tempering valve is fed by the hot water and cold water pipes. It mixes the hot and cold water with a temperature monitor that makes sure the temperature doesn’t go above 50°C.
Using a temperature sensitive element submerged in water, the thermostatic element can selectively open and close pipes to allow hot and cold water in. It does this by expanding and contracting in response to temperature changes.
This controls a piston which opens and closes the hot and cold inlet pipes, thus regulating the temperature.
The ratio of hot and cold water is varied so a temperature of 50°C can be achieved. Temperature valves are accurate within 3°C.
Your Cyber Plumbers professional will set your hot water storage tank to heat water to a minimum of 60°C and install a temperament valve after this, set to 50°C. By mixing cold water to temper your hot water down to 50°C, you decrease your hot water usage and thus decrease your hot water demand.
Where Do You Find the Tempering Valve?
Tempering valves are typically designed to be installed near the hot water system. Most can be installed in any orientation, vertical or horizontal, and have regulations related to installation distance depending on the type of water heater.
Pressure reducing valves may be installed where necessary, and most tempering valves require isolating valves on both inlet sides as well.
Tempering valves are not needed on pre-set gas continuous flow hot water systems because they are already set at 50°C. But any storage system that heats water at a higher temperature must have a tempering valve installed. This is because the storage tank hot water system must be set to at least 60°C to kill off legionella bacteria.
Our Professional Hot Water Maintenance
Only a fully licensed plumber, such as one of the experts at Cyber Plumbers, can install or replace a tempering valve. Due to the incredibly specific nature of fine tuning the part, a fully qualified plumber must set the tempering valve to the correct temperature.
Along with that, our professionals will assess all aspects of a hot water system, including the pressure limiting valve. The pressure limiting valve limits the pressure coming into the hot water system to 500 kPa (kilopascal).
Why Choose Cyber Plumbers?
When it comes to installing or repairing a tempering valve, you can’t go past the experts at Cyber Plumbers. Nothing will be left to chance and we’ll make sure your hot water is safe.
More than that, when you call Cyber Plumbers you’ll get the benefits of a number of special features, including:
- Fully qualified and licensed plumbers and gas fitters
- All our technicians undergo regular training so they’re up to date with the latest technology
- Local plumbers available 24/7, every day of the year
- A 12-month warranty on all plumbing work, materials and parts installed and supplied by us
- $20 million public liability insurance
- Interest free** payment options
- Tracking and dispatch that uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure we are always on time
- We’ll be at your door within an hour of your call*
- No extra charges for after-hours work
- Upfront fixed-price quotes
- We charge by the job, not by the hour
- Certificates of compliance to assure you that we comply with all government standards and regulations
Interest Free** Tempering Valve Service
When it comes to the safety of your hot water, it’s not something that can be put on the backburner. You’ve got to address that problem immediately, even when it doesn’t suit your household budget.
That’s why Cyber Plumbers offers a range of interest free** payment plans for eligible customers. Your plumbing professional can take you through the simple application process and approval often takes only minutes.
You can choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments and pick a payment plan from one of our providers, Zip or Humm. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you don’t have to pay anything upfront.
Then you can relax and let Cyber Plumbers take care of the job.
If you want more information, contact Cyber Plumbers by phone or fill in our online form and one of our friendly customer service staff will get back to you.