Additional Information From The Cylinder Guy


Chlorine Causing Issues With Pipes And Cylinders

Monday, December 11th, 2017

While corrosion and leaks to water pipes and hot water cylinders can be caused by a number of things, it is widely understood that chlorinated water can contribute to the issue. The compounds in chlorine react with copper, steel and plastic polyethylene pipes in varying degrees potentially causing premature bursts or leakage. The practice of […]

New Legislation For Mandatory Cylinder Trays

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Amendments to the G12 Water Supplies section of the New Zealand Building Code have recently come into effect, among other changes there is now a legislative requirement for all newly installed hot water cylinders to have Safe Trays fitted (See G12/AS1 clause 5.2.3 of the New Zealand Building Code). The concept of hot water cylinder Safe […]

Hot Water Cylinders Explained – How They Work

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

In New Zealand the most common form of hot water heating system is the humble hot water cylinder, low installation costs and proven reliability have made a firm favourite across the country for many many years. Although electricity is historically the most popular, these days hot water cylinders can be powered by gas, solar energy, […]

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Hot Water Cylinder

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

In New Zealand most hot water cylinders are simply buried somewhere in the back of the cupboard, quietly doing their glorious job of heating our water.  It isn’t until the dreaded cold shower one morning that we fully appreciate the vital task they perform.  Buying a new hot water cylinder can be a daunting task; […]

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Which Hot Water Cylinder Is Right For Me?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Having hot water on tap is something we tend to take for granted, hot showers every morning or a steaming hot bath at night are just ‘there’ when we need them.  This is all thanks to the humble hot water cylinder, an often under appreciated appliance, but one that certainly would be instantly missed if […]

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How To Choose A New Hot Water System

Monday, September 26th, 2016

When selecting a new hot water heating system for your home it is important to choose a water heater that will not only provide enough hot water for the entire family when they need it, but also one that it will do so in an energy efficient way, ultimately saving you money long term.   […]

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7 Important Things You Need To Know About Water Heating

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

1. I Suddenly Have No Hot Water, What Should I Do? If you find yourself suddenly without hot water – don’t panic! It’s usually one of three things. Firstly, your power company may have switched off power to your hot water cylinder via ripple control switch, so give them a call to rule out this […]

Top Tips On Maintaining Your Hot Water Cylinder

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Your hot water cylinder is probably the last thing on your mind when it comes to household maintenance tasks, but this often overlooked appliance does need some attention once in a while to keep it running at peak performance levels and prolong its potential lifespan.  Below are some simple maintenance tips that you might want […]

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Help My Hot Water Cylinder Is Leaking!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

If you have discovered your hot water cylinder is leaking, it is a sure sign that a repair or replacement is necessary.  Leaks can be caused by a number of factors, including loose connections, faulty parts, excessive pressure, cracks in the tank and most commonly corrosion due to age.  Leaky hot water cylinders will cost […]

Pros And Cons Of Solar Water Heating

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The technology around solar has been generating a lot of buzz lately, as it becomes more and more efficient and less expensive to install. Solar water heating is one major application of sun-derived power, and with hot water cylinders making up a large part of most households’ power bill, it’s no wonder there’s a lot […]

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