Specialists in Solar Hot Water Systems
Are you considering upgrading to a solar hot water system? Plumber Near Me can help with a new hot water system that reduces your carbon footprint and energy costs. We have friendly, local plumbers available 24/7, every day of the year.
Benefits of a Solar Hot Water Service
Solar hot water systems draw on the sun’s energy to provide a sustainable and efficient source of steaming hot water for your home. And as the owner, you benefit the most from solar energy and economical water heating.
Australia’s climate is perfectly suited to solar hot water systems. Long, hot summer days provide ample sunlight and energy to effectively heat water. You can even expect a solid output during the cooler, cloudy days thanks to the efficiency of solar power in overcast conditions.
Great For Your Energy Bills
When compared to electric hot water tank, the savings add up even more with solar hot water systems. An average household could see savings of up to 75% on their electricity bills, compared to a storage tank system thanks to solar.
However, that efficiency is very much reliant on a well-serviced unit. This is where Plumber Near Me comes in. Our hot water technicians can look after your system with annual servicing and maintenance, including solar panels.
We ensure there is efficient heating and maximum benefit from the sun’s energy when you turn on the hot water tap. If you have any questions at all, contact us today. Our friendly local plumbers are ready to appear at your door within one hour of your call*.
That’s a lifesaver when your solar PV system stops providing cosy showers and baths.
Solar Hot Water System Repairs
Given the added complexities of solar power, repairs are going to be necessary. Weather damage, wear and tear, water leaks and more will all be normal and expected across the 10-15-year lifespan of the unit.
Furthermore, solar hot water systems are often paired with a gas or electric booster, which can require repairs.
For all problems, our plumbers are qualified and trained in everything to do with solar hot water. We can tackle the obvious – and not-so-obvious – faults.
Some of the more common solar hot water problems include:
- No hot water
- Fluctuating water temperature
- Damaged solar panels
- Water leakage
- Discoloured water
Depending on the type of hot water system you have, there could also be unique damage to an evacuated tube or flat plate. This impacts the heat absorption efficiency.
How Solar Hot Water Works
Depending on the type of solar collector you have, your hot water unit will work slightly differently.
Evacuated tubes are made up of two glass tubes – one inside the other. The space between these tubes is evacuated to create a vacuum and contains a copper pipe. Special chemicals and copper pipes are used to absorb and transfer heat. A process of condensation is used and repeated until the tank of water is heated.
Solar Panels vs Evacuated Tubes
Flat plates (or panels) are the more traditional blue panels you see on many homes. A copper pipe runs water through the panels and heat energy is transferred to it. The heated water is stored in a storage tank. This tank can be roof-mounted (thermosiphon) or at ground level as a split system.
When it comes to solar collectors, evacuated tubes are considered the superior option as they don’t need direct sunlight to heat your water. They can work with the ambient temperature alone. The vacuum also means they are more energy efficient.
Here in Australia, we’re blessed with extended periods of sunshine, so solar hot water systems should run well for most of the year. Even when the weather is cloudy, you can still expect solid performance thanks to the backup electric or gas booster.
Installing Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar hot water installation is flexible and can be designed to suit any home. With roof-mounted storage tanks or split systems with a ground-based tank, we’ll help you choose the best solution for your home.
Tank sizes range from 160 litres to 410 litres, so no matter the size of your family or household, there will always be hot water on demand.
Plumber Near Me will assess the best placement of a unit as part of the installation process. This includes ensuring the roof has the appropriate structural support, the panels are located in the best spot, and that your tank fits the flow.
Excellent For The Environment
With the potential to save up to 2.6 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year, solar is definitely worth consideration.
Even if you’re not quite at the point where you’re ready to commit to installing a solar hot water system, you can still contact Plumber Near Me. We can provide expert advice so you know what’s best for your home and individual needs.
Interest Free** Solar Hot Water
As far as the upfront cost of a new system is concerned, solar hot water systems are more expensive. Despite this, the running costs can easily make it worth your while when compared to electricity.
If you’re concerned about the cost, Plumber Near Me has the solution. We offer eligible customers a range of convenient interest free** payment plans.
Simply choose a plan with one of our providers – Zip or Humm. You have the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on the plan you choose. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront.
Your plumber can take you through the easy application process; approval usually takes only a few minutes. Then you can relax while your technician looks after your solar hot water system.
Great Payment Options Available
If you’re not interested in a payment plan, we also accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard and American Express).
For more information on solar hot water, don’t hesitate to phone Plumber Near Me at any time or fill out our online form and we’ll get right back to you.