Specialists in Solar Hot Water Systems
Are you contemplating the possibility of transitioning to a solar hot water system? 23 Hour Plumbing is at your service to assist you in acquiring a fresh hot water system that not only minimises your carbon impact but also diminishes your energy expenses. Our team of amiable local plumbers is accessible round the clock, all year round.
Benefits of a Solar Hot Water Service
Solar hot water systems employ the sun’s energy to provide an eco-friendly and efficient heated water source for your residence. As the homeowner, you enjoy the utmost benefits from solar energy and cost-effective water heating.
Australia’s climate is highly compatible with solar hot water systems. Extended, scorching summer periods offer abundant sunlight and power to heat water efficiently. Even during chillier, cloud-covered days, you can anticipate substantial output due to the efficiency of solar power in overcast conditions. This stands in contrast to a gas hot water system or conventional gas heating, where a heat pump might offer an alternative solution but with different outcomes.
Advantages for Your Energy Expenditure
When compared to an electric hot water tank, the savings are even more substantial with solar hot water systems. A typical household could achieve savings of up to 75% on their electric bills in contrast to a storage tank setup, all thanks to solar energy.
However, this effectiveness is heavily reliant on a well-maintained unit. This is where 23 Hour Plumbing can assist. Our hot water specialists can oversee your system with annual servicing and upkeep, which includes tending to solar panels.
We guarantee efficient heating and maximum utilisation of the sun’s energy when you activate the hot water tap. For any enquiries, reach out to us today. Our amiable local plumbers are prepared to arrive at your doorstep within an hour* of your call.
This proves invaluable when your solar PV system ceases to provide warm showers and baths.
Solar Hot Water System Repairs
Considering the additional intricacies of solar hot water systems, maintenance will inevitably become necessary. Weather damage, wear and tear, water leaks, and more will all be anticipated and ordinary throughout the 10-15-year lifespan of the solar hot water unit.
Moreover, solar hot water systems are frequently coupled with an electric or gas booster, which might necessitate repairs.
For all issues, our skilled plumbers possess qualifications and training encompassing all aspects of solar hot water. We can address both evident and inconspicuous defects.
Several of the more typical complications linked to solar hot water involve:
- Lack of hot water
- Fluctuating water temperature
- Impaired solar panels
- Water leakage
- Discoloured water
Depending on the type of hot water system you own, there might also be distinct harm to an evacuated tube or flat plate, which impacts the efficiency of heat absorption.
Whether it’s a flawed gas booster or a leaking roof-mounted tank, you can rely on 23 Hour Plumbing to rectify the issue. Our technicians are experienced with all major solar hot water brands, including Chromagen, Dux, Rinnai, and Rheem.
How Solar Hot Water Works
Depending on the type of solar hot water system you have, your hot water unit will operate slightly differently.
Evacuated tubes comprise dual glass tubes, one enclosed within the other. The space between these tubes is evacuated to establish a vacuum and contains a copper pipe. Unique chemicals and copper pipes are employed to assimilate and convey heat water. A process of condensation is utilised and reiterated until the water tank is heated.
Solar panels versus evacuated tubes
Flat plates (or panels) are the conventional blue panels observed on numerous homes. A copper pipe directs water through the panels, and heat energy is transmitted to it. The heated water is stored in a storage tank. This tank can be situated on the roof (thermosiphon) or at ground level as a split system.
Regarding solar collectors, evacuated tubes are deemed the superior choice since they do not require direct sunlight to heat your water. They can function with the ambient temperature alone. The vacuum factor also enhances their energy efficiency.
Here in Australia, we are fortunate to have extended periods of sunshine, enabling solar hot water systems to function efficiently for most of the year. Even during cloudy weather, you can anticipate dependable performance due to the backup electric or gas booster.
Installing Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar hot water systems offer flexibility and adaptable designs suitable for various homes. Options include roof-mounted storage tanks or split systems with a ground-based tank, allowing for a tailored selection based on your specific household needs.
Tank capacities span from 160 to 410 litres, ensuring an uninterrupted supply of hot water regardless of family or household size.
During the installation process, our experts at 23 Hour Plumbing will evaluate the optimal placement of the solar hot water system. This encompasses confirming sufficient roof structural support, strategic panel positioning, and proper tank fitting to ensure smooth functionality.
With the potential to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by up to 2.6 tonnes annually, solar hot water systems present a compelling environmentally conscious choice.
Even if you’re not yet ready for a full commitment to a solar hot water system, feel free to reach out to 23 Hour Plumbing. We offer specialised guidance to align your choices with your home’s requirements and individual preferences.
Interest Free** Solar Hot Water
In terms of initial costs, solar hot water systems are pricier, but their operational savings compared to electricity can make them a worthwhile investment.
For those concerned about costs, 23 Hour Plumbing offers a solution. Eligible customers can access interest free** payment plans through our partners, Zip or Humm. You can select a plan that suits you, with weekly, fortnightly, or monthly instalments, some even requiring no upfront deposit.
Your plumber will assist you with the straightforward application process, usually taking minutes for approval. Then, your technician will manage your solar hot water system while you relax.
Great Payment Options Available
We also accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) payments if payment plans aren’t your preference.
For more on solar hot water, call 23 Hour Plumbing anytime or complete our online form for a prompt response.
Solar Hot Water System Service Areas
We provide our services in all the major metropolitan regions, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Geelong, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.