For many homes, electric heaters are one of the essential equipment, especially when you take a bath in harsh cold conditions around your bathrooms.

Your water heater is your best friend in times of cold comfort room environments and when you feel the need to take that lovely warm bath before going to bed. However, it’s pretty obvious; there are many things about electric water heaters you might not know about. 

Gordon Powers has a team of 24-hr electricians that can install electric water heaters any time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about electric water heaters:

Are water heaters really essential at home?

Water heaters are essential in keeping baths at home warm and comfortable. Moreover, electric water heaters also give extra value to a home. You can consider water heaters as a smart investment and improvement to your home. 

Where can I get an electric water heater?

There are many electric water heaters available around you can buy and book for home installation. Moreover, different brands cater to manufacturing different models and types of electric water heaters. You can check out your nearest home appliance centres or shop online.

Which electric water heater is fit for my family and me?

There are factors to consider for choosing an electric water heater. First, you need to consider the size of your family. Second, you need to note the typical amount of hot water you want to store daily. Most homes have 40-100 gallon tanks heated for everyday use.

How much time does it take to install an electric water heater?

Electric water heater installation can range depending on the model you have and the size you purchased. On average, these installations can last as long as 4 hours.

How much do electric heater installations cost?

Electric water heater installation cost varies per job. Some services charge a per hour cost, others charge per job basis of the installation. If you want to know more about installation costs, you can ask for a quotation. 

How does an electric water heater work?

For electric water heaters, as long as you keep the plugin an electrical outlet, you can have access to warm water. There are many kinds of electric water heaters that work in different ways. There are conventional tank-type water heaters, hybrid water heaters, tankless water heaters and more. You can choose the one that suits your needs at home.

What do I do with a leaking water heater?

Water leaking often happens to electric water heaters, especially water heaters that are tank-types. For leaking water heaters, you need to call in electricians to check your unit.  

When should I replace my water heater?

There comes the point when your electric water heater always adds a gradual increasing cost to your electric bill. Just like any other appliance or equipment, electric water heaters also slow down in efficiency over time. If your electric water is anywhere between 8 to 12 years in age, it might be a good time to consider replacing it soon.

How do you repair an electric water heater?

Electric water heaters will have issues from time to time. The best thing you can do is talk to an expert electrician around your area to check your unit. There are plenty of emergency electricians available if you need warm water right away.

How much do repairs cost?

The associated repairs for your electric water heaters always differ per repair job. There is not any standard way or price tag that fits all kinds of repair. Call your local electrical expert or ask for a price quotation to find out more.


Gordon Powers has been around Sydney, catering to electrical needs. Our team aims to help you with your electric water heaters in any way possible. As such, we have 24-hr electricians around for you. In more intense scenarios, we have emergency electricians on dispatch for you right away. You don’t need to worry about your warm water supply. We are available across Sydney. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

You can call us at (02) 9199 7480 or you can send us your enquiry here.