SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEMS
A Solar Hot Water system is one of the most efficient low emission technologies on the market today. At SA Hot Water we offer a complete range of solar hot water systems that cater to all homes and budgets. These days we are all more conscious of our carbon footprint and its’impact on both our wallets and the environment. How many of you, however, are aware that water heating represents 25% of the energy consumption in the average Australian home annually?
Types of Solar Hot Water Systems
Free Hot Water!
At a time of rising energy costs you can reduce your bills by going solar, knowing you are not only saving money but also investing in the Australia of tomorrow. Solar Hot Water Systems make efficient, ethical and smart use of Australia’s plentiful sunshine. A solar hot water system can provide up to 90% of your hot water needs for free, dependent on the location, climate and the type of system you eventually choose.
Solar Hot Water Rebates
The Federal and State Governments are offering assistance through a generous solar hot water rebate. Our friendly staff can help you cut through the jargon when it comes to renewable energy incentives. Call for a free no-obligation quote on your new system or solar hot water service or check out our rebates page for more in-depth information on what’s on offer.
When considering a new solar water heater it’s important to get the facts from the people whose business is Hot Water. SA Hot Water have a superb team of industry professionals onhand to help you make a truly informed choice. We are licensed suppliers and installers of leading name brand products – all of which come with a solid warranty agreement. We pride ourselves on offering Adelaide’s most competitive prices on solar hot water systems.
Brands like Rheem Hot Water, Dux Hot Water, Rinnai Hot Water, Bosch Hot Water, Aquamax, Equinox and Conergy Solar are trusted industry names.
Installations are completed promptly and professionally with your new solar hot water system up and running within 24 hours. Our staff will provide you with all the appropriate paperwork and warranty certifications. We also give advice on operation, maintenance and ongoing service and inspection details. With the efficiency of our complete range of solar hot water products vastly superior to any conventional gas or electric hot water systems (up to a 60% saving in energy consumption) you will be wondering why you didn’t make the switch sooner.
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BUDGET: is naturally a major consideration and yours should include not only the initial purchase price but also ongoing operation and maintenance costs. This needs to be balanced against the fact that due to the higher initial costs (including installation) solar hot water systems will take longer to recoup and pay for themselves. The operating costs of electric or gas boosting needs also to be understood, as do the electricity tariffs charged by your energy provider.
WATER CONSUMPTION: The number of people in your home is important in determining your water consumption and ascertaining how big a system you will require to meet your hot water needs. A rough guide for establishing the optimal size of your storage tank is as follows:
- 1 – 2 people = 150 – 220 capacity litres required
- 3 – 4 people = 220 – 300 capacity litres required
- 5 + people = 300 + capacity litres required
You can view individual product information including storage tank size suitability guides on our website. Alternatively call us at SA Hot Water and talk to the experts about how much capacity your solar hot water system requires.
CLIMATE: This should be considered as obviously solar takes advantage of Australia’s abundant sunshine to heat your water. Some products perform better under certain climatic conditions and this can be a consideration when making your decision.
EXISTING SYSTEM: What is your existing system? (if applicable). What energy sources are you already using? Your existing system may be able to be retro-fitted to make it solar hot water enabled. Switching to solar could save you considerable expense – we can advise you which system best suits your requirements.
INSTALLATION SITE: Your house or property’s site specifics need also to be considered when comparing solar hot water systems. How much real estate do you have and what is the ease of access for an installation? How big is your roof and what is its strength? Orientation and roof pitch are also important as the solar panels need to be numerous enough and positioned correctly to maximise the sun’s solar contribution to the system. Where roof space is at a premium a Split or Remote System may be necessary. Some people also prefer this system as the storage tank is hidden from view.
Types of Solar Hot Water Systems
Close Coupled / Split Systems
Close Coupled Systems are when the solar panels and tank are mounted closely together on the roof.
Split Systems are where the solar panels are either roof mounted with the tank in the roof cavity or tank on the ground or other convenient location. These systems are geographically seperated.
These can be electric or gas boosted solar hot water systems. Solar instantaneous gas boosted systems have the highest efficiency and provide the largest savings of all hot water systems. Booster units heat the water on days when the systems solar contribution is minimal due to bad weather (cloudy/rainy). The boosters are thermostat controlled and can be set on a timer or manually switched on or off. This is great for only heating water when you need it and turning it off when you are away or on holiday. So regardless of the season’s weather our Boosted Solar Systems guarantee continuous instantaneous hot water the whole year round.
Flat Panel or Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water
Our solar hot water systems use either the traditional flat plate system or the evacuated tube solar hot water collectors (panels) which due to their super efficiency are rapidly becoming the preferred option. The evacuated tube collectors have numerous design features which allow them to consistently out perform the flat plate system in nearly all regards. They have a vastly more efficient heat transference up to 150% in Australian conditions. They are immune from frost damage and have a higher resistance to corrosion and decay. Their installation and maintenance is also easier and individual tubes can be replaced if damaged.
So if you are in need of a new hot water system, look no further than SA Hot Water for fantastic savings on solar hot water prices . With years of industry experience, SA Hot Water have established themselves firmly as an authority in the field. We can provide you with an honest and professional obligation free quote.