Our Main Service Regions

 search
Our Services Handy Hints Reviews About Us Contact Us
Search

Tempering Valves

Is your hot water system too hot?

Hot water not set to the correct temperature results in hundreds of scalding cases each year. It is essential that if your hot water is too hot that you install a tempering valve to maintain a constant temperature and avoid the risk of scalds. Ensure your hot water is safe, contact Fallon Solutions plumbing team for the installation or testing of tempering valves in your home or business.

Tempering Valve Enquiry

1300 054 488

Why do I need to install a tempering valve on a domestic hot water system?

Tempering values must be installed on new hot water systems so that your hot water complies with Australian Standards (AS 3500). This legislation requires hot water to be set at a temperature to minimise the risk of scalding. In Queensland, you must install a tempering value if you are replacing a hot water system.

How does a tempering valve work?

In essence, a tempering value blends hot and cold water to ensure that the output is delivering the right temperature for the application. There are a range of different tempering valves depending on the plumbing application and vary between domestic and commercial applications.

Are tempering valves compulsory?

The short answer is yes. In all new homes or renovations, it is compulsory that your licenced plumber installs a tempering valve or thermostatic mixing valve to your hot water system.

What are the different types of tempering valves?

  • Blue cap tempering valve - commonly used for electric water heaters
  • Green cap tempering valve - designed for gas hot water systems.
  • Orange cap tempering valve - solar hot water and heat pump hot water systems.
  • Black cap tempering valve – for large capacity systems.

Confused about tempering valves?

Fallon Solutions Master Plumbers keep abreast of all the latest plumbing laws and can ensure that your plumbing is installed to the relevant Australian Standards.

If you are making changes to your hot water system and need advice, get in touch with the team at Fallon Solutions for all of your hot water system requirements on 1300 054 488 or complete our booking form today.

HOT WATER FAQ

How much does a hot water system cost?
When it comes to hot water , a lot of us are pretty lucky. We have hot water to wash our dirty clothes, take a shower after a long day or clean our dishes after dinner. But, do you know how much your hot water system costs, or what its ongoing fees are? From purchase price to ...
What are the pros and cons of different hot water systems?
Having hot water in your home or business really is a big aspect we all take for granted, especially stepping into a warm shower or bath after a long day. But, have you ever really considered how your hot water system works, what it does and how it functions all year round? ...
What is a Tempering Valve?
Hot water is a luxury that can very easily be taken for granted, so when it comes to hot water for your home or business, you want to ensure you have the best and safest system for your circumstances to avoid any unnecessary issues or problems. This may not mean just the system on it...

For more in depth hot water information visit our Hot water Information page

Book a Tradie

Mention WEB40 when you make your booking and we'll take $40 off your next job.

Book NOW

Fallon Solutions Reviews

  • Plumber The gap

    Keith
    05-10-2021
    5

    Just had Josh B around to clear a very root-blocked drain and was very happy with the way it went. Everything well explained, done in a reasonable ...

  • Plumber, Electrician, Hot Water Thornlands

    Debra henry
    05-10-2021
    5

    Fallon Solutions really have it covered. From the staff at the end of the phone to the tradespeople who attend the premises they are all polite, h...

  • Electrician, Electrical Safety, Safety Switch, LED lighting Clayfield

    Anthony
    05-10-2021
    5

    The electrician who attended did an excellent job. He found many issues that he was able to attend to promptly. I feel that my property is safe aga...

  • Electrician 4217

    M ray
    05-10-2021
    4

    David and Michelle were great.

  • Electrician, Smoke Alarms Coorparoo

    Cathy ferguson
    05-10-2021
    5

    Wanted to say thank you to Cam Sullivan for the great service.

Word Of Mouth Awards
Product Review Electrician Award Product Review Plumber Award Product Review Electrician Award Product Review Plumber Award

Handy Hints Videos

Some of our videos showing you handy hints to save you money around your home.

Fallon Cares - Queensland Koala Society
How to pick the right type of LED downlights
How a solar hot water timer can save you money
Is your TV antenna causing TV reception issues?
What are solar batteries good for?
How does a solar inverter work?
Insinkerator: Insink Garbage Disposal
Carpentry services that are commonly needed when moving into a new house
The simple access control solution for your home
The benefits of a mesh WiFi system
See All Videos

Our Qualifications

Customer Rating

4.9