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Solar Hot Water System Prices

How does solar hot water work?

If you live in Sydney, using solar energy to heat hot water is an effective way to use our abundant sunshine saving money on your household bills and reducing your greenhouse gas emissions.

Solar water heaters work by absorbing energy from the sun’s rays in the roof mounted solar collectors and transferring this to heat water stored in the tank.  Ground mounted direct systems rely on an inbuilt circulator to push the water through the system, whereas roof mounted systems rely on a natural ‘thermosiphon’ effect. Water passes through the solar collector where it is heated, then moves out of the collector and into the tank. The tank gradually gets hotter until the water reaches its maximum stored temperature.

Collector panels should be located on the roof, preferably on a north-facing section at an angle of around 35 degrees above horizontal, and free from any shading. Angles as low as 15 degrees may be acceptable, but winter performance of the system will be decreased and more panels may be needed to accumulate enough power.

The location of the storage cylinder either on the roof or at ground level should be close to the main hot water outlets (usually in the kitchen and bathroom). All solar systems come with a gas, off-peak electric or solid fuel booster to supply hot water during periods of low sunshine.

To avoid wasting fuel and money, it is important that booster switches be fitted with timers or easily accessible on/off switches.

Indirect systems such as solar heat pumps, use a special heating fluid, rather than water to absorb heat from the collectors. The heat is transferred to the water in the tank via a heat exchanger.

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Comparing the different types of solar hot water systems

Switching to solar hot water offers both excellent environmental and financial investments.

Solar hot water can significantly reduce fossil fuel energy use and consequent pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Not only are you helping the environment by installing a solar hot water or heat pump system, you could also enjoy substantial savings on your household hot water energy use of up to 73%.

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Roof Top Solar Hot Water System

If you have ample free roof space, then you are perfectly placed for solar options. Rooftop solar for example, work by mounting the solar panels and storage tank together on the roof. The collectors draw the sun’s energy into fluid in the solar collectors, then the heated fluid circulates the adjacent storage tank.

Rheem’s roof-mounted solar hot water systems have storage cylinders made of either quality stainless steel or vitreous enamel coated mild steel. Stainless steel is prominent in most kitchens for its purity, aesthetics, ease of maintenance and corrosion resistance. Stainless steel acts as a natural barrier to corrosion, whereas vitreous enamel coated water heaters require a sacrificial anode. The outer casing of Rheem’s stainless steel solar range is constructed from weatherproof COLORBOND® steel. Rheem offers a choice of four contemporary COLORBOND® steel colours with their modern design roof mounted range.

Rheem’s roof-mounted storage systems come with either 5, 7, or 10-year cylinder and collector warranty depending on the model you choose.

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Split Solar Hot Water System

If you have limited roof space or you prefer a more streamlined look, then a split loline solar water heater may be the best solution. Whilst the solar panels are mounted on the roof, the storage tank is located at ground level.

Solar water heaters work by absorbing energy from the sun’s rays in roof-mounted solar collectors and transferring it to the water stored in the ground-mounted storage tank. Ground-mounted systems employ inbuilt pumps to push the fluid through the system. The split design of the system reduces the roof’s structural load, as only the low profile solar collectors are installed on the roof.

Which system you choose will depend on where in Australia you live, which way your home faces and even the pitch of your roof. So it’s important to talk to one of our solar hot water specialists to determine what type of hot water heater is ideal for you.

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Heat Pumps

Solar heat pumps deliver hot water efficiently by utilising a free and abundant source of energy – the heat that is in the air around us.

Refrigerant vapour compression technology enables the heat pump to intensify this heat, which is used to produce hot water. Heat pumps are more efficient during warmer months and will operate for fewer hours during the day than in colder months of the year.

Because heat pumps do not require solar collectors, they are perfect where roof space is limited. Additionally, since they utilise the same plumbing and electrical connections as an electric water heater, solar heat pumps are an ideal upgrade from a standard electric water heater.

Which heat pump solar system you choose will depend on where in Australia you live, which way your home faces and even the pitch of your roof. So it’s important to talk to one of our Sydney solar specialists to determine what system is ideal for you.

Choosing the right solar hot water system

For the uninitiated, choosing a solar hot water system that suits your budget household hot water usage can be a daunting prospect.  Don’t worry, our Sydney solar hot water experts are here to help you make the right choice.

While price will always be a consideration when choosing what solar hot water heater to buy, it’s crucial you also receive the right up-front advice, a problem-free installation and comprehensive after-sales service.

Solar system considerations :

  • where you live
  • which way your home faces
  • the pitch of your roof
  • price
  • household hot water usage

With all these factors to consider, it’s very important you talk to a reputable, experienced solar hot water expert. We are Sydney’s leading solar hot water system installers and can advise you which product(s) are right for you.

Choosing the wrong solar hot water heater can mean running out of hot water or, importantly, purchasing a system that’s more expensive than you actually need.

We can also give you advice on solar incentives available and how much you can claim on Government solar rebates and incentives.

At Cheapa Hot Water, our solar hot water experts are trained and qualified to ensure you get the best solar solution for your situation. We will visit your home and discuss with you your needs and requirements. We assess the site conditions and arrive at the best solar solution for you.

How we determine your hot water usage requirements

Factors we will consider to determine your gas HWS requirements include:

  • Number of adults and ages of any children in the home (teenagers typically use more hot water than young children),
  • Number of bathrooms,
  • Number of people who need to use bathrooms at the same time,
  • Any dishwashers and washing machines that use hot water at the same time,
  • Will there be the need to fill a large bathtub or spa?
  • The location of your property as climate and water pressure can determine what gas hot water system is best suited to your region.

With over 20 years of experience, our qualified solar hot water installers will suggest what solar HWS will best suit your requirements based on your household size and hot water usage requirements.  Without expert advice you risk running out of hot water because you have chosen the wrong size tank or dread receiving your quarterly energy bill because your HWS is inefficient.

Did you know that a typical household uses around 40-50 litres of hot water per person per day?  A four-person household needs a gas hot water tank of about 135–170 litres. (Source – Sustainability Victoria.)

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Solar hot water system installations

The price to switch to solar hot water or install a new solar hot water system varies from property to property.

Over the phone, our solar experts can ask you a series of questions that will enable them to give you a price estimate. We then recommend undertaking a site inspection of your property where we will be able to give you a firm quote.

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Before buying a solar hot water system from a retailer or through one of our competitors, contact us for a quote first – it could save you hundreds!

Our solar systems are very competitively priced because we purchase large quantities direct from the manufacturers – a saving we can pass on to our customers.

A new solar hot water system is a big investment and requires the installation and setup of plumbing, gas and electric components. This requires the experience and qualifications of both a licensed plumber and a licensed electrician. At Cheapa Hot Water Sydney, solar hot water is our business!  We are licensed and qualified to undertake any plumbing and electrical work required to complete your hot water system installation or repair quickly, and within budget.

Plumbers who do not specialise in the installation of solar hot water heaters may need to outsource the electrical work required to another tradesperson, thereby holding up your hot water system repair or installation, adding extra expense due to additional call-out fees charged by employing two tradespeople.

Additionally, most manufacturers won’t cover the terms of your hot water system warranty if it isn’t installed by a licensed hot water technician or a qualified plumber. Hot water tanks are an expensive appliance so why would you risk voiding your warranty by installing it yourself or employing the services of someone who isn’t licensed?

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How long does it take to install a solar hot water system?

Solar hot water is our specialty and, generally, our team can install a new solar hot water system within a few hours so you’ll be enjoying energy-efficient hot water that evening.

The first step in a trouble-free solar hot water installation is the planning and preparation – all of which we take care of so you can sit back and relax.

On installation day, we install the ground-level storage tank first.  Once this is operational, the gas or electric backup boosters start heating the water immediately whilst we install the rooftop collectors.

Importantly, we have the tools and equipment necessary to efficiently install a rooftop solar hot water on any Sydney residence or commercial premises. This means you won’t have any delays because we don’t have to outsource from other companies, it also makes our services more cost-effective.

Secondly, did you know that the installation of a new solar hot water system requires the expertise of both a plumber and an electrician?  Our solar hot water installation experts are licensed and qualified to undertake both the plumbing and electrical work required.  Again, this saves time and money and means we don’t have to outsource to other tradespeople.

For more information about the solar hot water installation process, call 0410 693 532 to speak to one of our technicians.

The benefits of utilising our solar hot water expertise

  • Complete integrated solutions to all your hot water requirements.
  • Prompt, friendly, quality service at very competitive prices.
  • First class tradesmen in fully equipped trucks ensure that your hot water heater problems are quickly and efficiently resolved.
  • Hot water is our business! All work is carried out by our trained and qualified tradespeople.
  • We do not employ sub-contractors or outsource work to unskilled workers.
  • Competitive pricing. We will beat any genuine quote TODAY!!
  • All work is carried out by our trained and qualified tradespeople.
  • We do not employ sub-contractors or outsource work to unskilled workers.
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Solar rebates and Government incentives

The higher installation costs of switching to solar hot water are compensated by longer-term savings and the reduced impact on the environment. A solar hot water system can substantially reduce your power bills by providing 65 to 80 per cent of your hot water free of charge. The Federal Government solar incentives can reduce your initial investment making the switch to solar hot water not only a good choice for the environment but also for your pocket.

The Federal Government encourages people to switch to solar hot water and offers generous incentives to help them make the transition. The incentives come in the form of Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs), which can be sold to recoup a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing your new solar system.

By installing a solar water heater or solar power system on your property, you may be eligible for STCs. These STCs can be used to reduce the purchase price of your new system and can often save you thousands of dollars.

For a solar hot water system, each STC represents 1-megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity displaced over a 10 year period. The number of STCs created varies with the size and model of the solar water heater and the region (or zone) in which the unit is installed. The value of an STC is not fixed and varies depending on market factors.

Once you install a solar water heater the STCs produced can be traded and sold on the open market. You can assign the right to create your STCs to your installer who will pay you the value of the STCs as an upfront discount on your system.

Contact us for more information about STCs and how you can take advantage of them when purchasing a new solar hot water system.

Solar hot water system repairs Sydney

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Our experienced solar hot water system technicians offer fast, same-day repairs of all makes and models including RheemSolahartEdwardsApricusQuantum and more.

Our trucks are on the road right now stocked with thousands of spare parts to repair and service your hot water heater quickly. Hot water is our business so you won’t have to wait weeks for parts to be ordered and to arrive.

A new hot water system is a big investment and may require the installation and setup of plumbing, gas and electric components. This requires the experience and qualifications of both a licensed plumber and a licensed electrician.

Hot water is our business! At Cheapa Hot Water Sydney, we are licensed and qualified to undertake any plumbing and electrical work required to complete your hot water system installation or repair quickly, and within budget.

Plumbers who do not specialise in the repair of solar hot water systems may need to outsource the electrical work required to another tradesperson, thereby holding up your hot water system repair or installation, adding extra expense due to additional call out fees charged by employing two tradespeople.

Additionally, most manufacturers won’t cover the terms of your hot water system warranty if it isn’t installed by a licensed hot water technician or a qualified plumber. Hot water tanks are an expensive appliance so why would you risk voiding your warranty by installing it yourself or employing the services of someone who isn’t licensed?

Save money today by calling the Sydney hot water experts.

The benefits of utilising our hot water repair experts
  • Complete integrated solutions to all your hot water requirements.
  • Prompt, friendly, quality service at very competitive prices.
  • First class tradesmen in fully equipped trucks ensure that your hot water heater problems are quickly and efficiently resolved.
  • Hot water is our business! All work is carried out by our trained and qualified tradespeople.
  • We do not employ sub-contractors or outsource work to unskilled workers.
  • Competitive pricing. We will beat any genuine quote TODAY!!
  • All work is carried out by our trained and qualified tradespeople.
  • We do not employ sub-contractors or outsource work to unskilled workers.
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Rheem solar hot water systems

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Rheem has been Australia’s premier water heating brand for over 75 years.

Rheem’s roof-mounted solar hot water systems have storage cylinders made of either quality stainless steel or vitreous enamel coated mild steel.  Stainless steel acts as a natural barrier to corrosion, whereas vitreous enamel coated water heaters require a sacrificial anode. The outer casing of Rheem’s stainless steel solar range is constructed from weatherproof Colorbond® steel. Rheem offers a choice of four contemporary Colorbond® steel colours with their modern design roof mounted range. Rheem’s roof-mounted storage systems come with either 5, 7, or 10 year cylinder and collector warranty depending on the model you choose.

Cheapa Hot Water – The Sydney solar hot water experts

The benefits of dealing with a dedicated  solar hot water company

  • Hot water is our business – it’s not a sideline. Each year we install over 4,000 hot water systems in Sydney homes and businesses.
  • As one of Sydney’s largest hot water system suppliers, our enormous buying powers and ability to buy direct from the manufacturer means we can pass attractive savings on to our customers.
  • Our fully qualified, licensed hot water heater installers have over 20 years of experience each.
  • We are accredited service agents for all the hot water heater brands including  Rheem, Dux, Rinnai, Aquamax, Bosch, Conergy, HockingApricus, Vulcan, Edwards Solar, Solahart, Everhot and more.
  • Cheapa Hot Water is a local Australian family-owned business offering reliable, old fashioned service.
  • We pride ourselves on fast repair and installation for all electricgas and solar hot water systems. Ask about our same day service.
  • Free delivery of your new hot water system and complimentary disposal of your old water heater.
  • We are qualified to undertake all the plumbing and electrical work required to install a new hot water system. There is no need to waste money employing multiple trades.
  • We have all the equipment needed to install your hot water system today. We don’t have to hire or wait for other trades to arrive with the required equipment.

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We make light work of solar installations

This video below shows how, with the right tools, we make light work of solar hot water system installations. With the right equipment on hand, you don’t have to wait for us to hire other trades to get the job done.