1. Normal hot water systems are one of the biggest consumers of electricity in your home (up to 25% of your bill!)
2. When you live in a land of abundant sunshine, it makes sense to put all that solar energy to work!
The initial cost of solar-powered hot water systems may seem pricer at the beginning when compared to gas systems, but it doesn’t take long before households start to see significant savings. The plus side is that there are also government rebates available to assist with the overall cost of the installation. Thats why it’s no surprise that more and more Australian homes are switching to solar-powered hot water systems.
Which system you choose depends on your circumstances and preferences.
Here are the 3 options:
Roof mounted tank systems are simple, reliable and efficient, with the added advantage of saving space at ground level. These systems work on the Thermosiphon principle in which energy from the sun’s rays heats the fluid in the solar collector which rises and displaces the cooler fluid in the tank. In-tank electric or in-line gas boosters can also be added to ensure you always have hot water, even on cloudy days.
Split system solar water heaters are a lot less noticeable than the roof mounted tank system. On this system, the solar collectors for the roof are low profile and unobtrusive, while the storage tank can be mounted at ground level out of sight. With the electric boosted model, the tank can even be installed inside your home. In-tank electric or in-line gas boosters are also available with this system.
The heat pump system is a smart, energy-efficient alternative for areas where a traditional solar water heater may not be suitable; for example, if there is a roof that gets no sunshine. Rather than using roof mounted collectors, the heat pump extracts energy from the air and converts it into gas. The gas is then compressed to heat the water in the tank. The advantage of this system is that it works day or night, all year round, no matter the weather.
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