Overall – solar hot water and solar panels guys very friendly and helpful – great tradesmen – very pleased – nothing was a problem – would gladly recommend them to others.
Hot water can be one of the largest users of electricity in the house, which is why more and more homes are turning to solar hot water solutions to bring their power bills down.
If you have plenty of direct sun during the day a roof mounted solar collector is your best choice. With this highly efficient and reliable solution the sun heats up the hot water collector which feeds directly into your hot water appliances. Often a backup electrical element supplements this during high hot water demand or low sunshine periods.
If you can’t have solar hot water collectors on your roof due to available space or shading, then a solar heat pump hot water system is a great solution. Contact us to discuss heat pump options for you in more detail.
Installing solar hot water will not only save you money, but also reduce your household’s impact on the environment.
At Solar Australia, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality solar hot water systems, leading industry warranties and exceptional after sales service.
Evacuated tube solar collectors are fast becoming the preferred option for residential, business and commercial hot water in Australia due to their high efficiency, lightweight and low maintenance construction. Apricus are Australian owner and operated and offer a 15 Year warranty on roof components* and a 10 Year warranty on storage tanks*.
“We have a family of 5, and really high users of hot water. We weren’t sure how much power our new Apricus was using, but with a little help from one of the Apricus staff, we worked out that even with boosting, it uses less that 1kW a day, and keeps us with hot water all winter long.” [JACK H, GOROKAN, NSW]
“I’ve recently compared my power bills from before I installed my Apricus, and after, and I’ve gone from spending over $100 per quarter on hot water alone, to less than $20! While all my friends power bills are going up, my has been dramatically reduced.” [DUNCAN M, SUNSHINE BEACH]
“Our hot water system finally lost its last legs and we were left with no hot water at all. We’d been looking at the Apricus system so it gave us the initiative to go ahead with it. Apricus were so helpful and worked with their agent and we had the system installed and working by the next afternoon! Great, fast service!” [GEOFF B, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW]
“We purchased the system a few months ago and haven’t had to run the booster yet. Even after almost 5 full days of cold, overcast weather we still have plenty of hot water. The system has by far exceeded our expectations.” [DANIEL B, MILDURA, VIC]
“Living in central NSW we were a bit apprehensive about moving to solar hot water. We get incredibly low night time temps during winter well below -5 degrees. Our Apricus agent assured us the systems can function in sub zero temperatures well up into the -40s! We’re now more than halfway through winter and have had hot water every single morning!” [JOHN AND KERRY W, ORANGE, NSW]
A solar heat pump hot water system operates similar to a household air conditioner or refrigerator (in reverse). Air is drawn into the heat pump with a fan and then through an evaporator which contains a special type of refrigerant.
This refrigerant, R134a, has a boiling point of -21°C, meaning that your heat pump will still function in extremely cold conditions.
The refrigerant, now in gaseous form, is then compressed by the heat pump, which generates heat. This heat is then transferred into the storage tank, heating your household’s water supply for later use.
Since the heat has been extracted from the refrigerant, the cool liquid returns to the evaporator to start the process all over again.
Key features of the Stiebel Eltron heat pump include:
Solar Australia has installed over 20,000 Solar Systems throughout Australian homes.