In recent years, EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority*) have reported that too many electric hot water cylinders have failed testing. Maxey are pleased to announce that none of the Rheem hot water cylinders failed, and that our confidence in Rheem is warranted.
EECA is disappointed and concerned about the number of electric hot water cylinders sold in New Zealand that have failed energy efficiency testing and are not meeting manufacturers' claims.
EECA even went as far as publishing which brands and models passed and which failed. Interestingly, two suppliers have stopped offering four cylinder models for sale, and a prosecution is being taken against a manufacturer. One further investigation is ongoing.
Rheem passed with flying colours
The good news is that the Rheem hot water cylinders used in the trial passed with flying colours, and no further action was required by EECA. Maxey Plumbing & Gas Ltd are proud to be Wellington's newest Rheem Service Centre, and supply Rheem hot water cylinders and Rheem gas hot water systems throughout Wellington.
Why is this important? About 70,000 electric hot water cylinders are sold each year in New Zealand and hot water makes up about 30% amount of the average energy bill - about $600 a year. An inefficient cylinder is costing each household up to $1,240 over the life of the cylinder (about 20 years) at current energy prices.
Rheem is a name synonymous with quality, and their hot water cylinders are no exception. Made from high quality materials, Rheem hot water cylinders are built to last. And, with a wide variety of models to choose from, there is sure to be a Rheem hot water cylinder that fits your specific needs.
Here are just a few of the many reasons we recommend Rheem hot water cylinders:
1. Quality Construction
As mentioned, Rheem hot water cylinders are made from high quality materials. This means that they are built to last – giving you years of trouble-free operation. Additionally, Rheem hot water cylinders come with a comprehensive warranty, so you can be confident in your purchase.
Rheem hot water cylinders are designed for efficiency. This not only saves you money on your energy bills, but also helps to conserve resources.
3. Easy Installation
Rheem hot water cylinders are easy to install, so you can do it yourself or hire a professional. Either way, you'll be up and running in no time.
Rheem hot water cylinders are available in a wide variety of models, so you can find the perfect one for your specific needs.
Rheem is a name you can trust. Reliable and built to last, you can count on your Rheem hot water cylinder for years to come.
So, if we can help you in any way with your hot water system, call us on 04 390 0135 and we will be only too pleased to do all we can for you.
* EECA is the government agency that works to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand's homes and businesses, and encourages the uptake of renewable energy.