Fix Solahart hot water system.
We were recently contacted on Sydney’s Northern Beaches whose Streamline Solahart solar hot water heater had stopped producing hot water.
Once onsite, our solar hot water specialist John ran a series of tests to ascertain what was causing the problem. Within no time, it was obvious the problem was with the old Rheem Salmson hot water circulation pump. John was able to get a new, replacement pump from the truck and the system was back up and running within an hour or so.
Whilst on site, John replaced the TPR valve to ensure the hot water system complied with Australian plumbing standards. John also ran a series of standard servicing tests in case other parts were showing signs of wear and tear and were likely to fail in the not-too-distant future. Thankfully, there appeared to be no further issues and the customer should enjoy trouble-free hot water for the next few years (at least).
To enjoy further savings on their energy bills and mitigate running out of hot water during winter and cloudy weather, John suggested the customer make the switch from off peak 1 to off peak 2. Scroll down for more information on the difference between off peak 1 versus off peak 2.
- Attend Northern Beaches home to assess why Streamline Solahart solar hot water system not producing hot water.
- Assess the site for safety and take any necessary actions.
- Isolate the solar hot water system from the main power. Retest the load at the system using an external device.
- Test the system. Determine the problem was with the hot water circulation pump.
- Supply and replace with new Rheem Salmson SB 04-15 Thermo 240V hot water circulation pump.
- Replace 15mm RMC HTE55-1 1000kpa TPR valve to comply with Australian plumbing standards.
- Undertake further testing to determine no further problems.
- Recommission the hot water system.
- Clean up the site and remove any associated rubbish.
- Discuss with the customer the benefits of switching from off peak 1 to off peak 21.
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Off Peak 1 versus Off Peak 2 Electric Hot Water
Running out of solar hot water? Consider switching from off peak 1 to off peak 2.
There are 4 types of electricity tariffs for hot water systems:
- Off peak 1
- Off peak 2
- Continuous (or day rate)
- Time of use
Off peak 1 uses electricity to heat your hot water between 10pm and 7am. This offers a cheap rate and suits smaller households with 1-2 people who don’t use a lot of hot water.
Off peak 2 is better for larger households and electricity is used to heat hot water for up to 16 hours a day. There is less change of hot water running out on cloudy days or times of excessive hot water usage such as in afternoons and evenings or during winter months.
Solahart Streamline solar hot water systems
The Streamline is part of Solahart’s range of split solar hot water systems. The Streamline range of hot water heaters are designed to give customers maximum flexibility in installation locations while minimising the visual impact of switching to solar hot water to take advantage of the sun’s energy.
The Solahart Streamline range features slimline, rooftop solar collectors and a separate hot water tank that can be installed discreetly on the ground. It is suitable for use in medium to high solar gain areas, like Sydney.
The Streamline electric boosted models, like this customer’s, are equipped with an in0-tank electric booster to ensure a continuous supply of hot water, regardless of weather or time of day.
Solahart Streamline features and benefits
- Slimline design minimises visual impact.
- Electric booster to ensure a continuous supply of hot water, regardless of the weather.
- Ceramic lined tank.
- Toughened, hail resistant glass on rooftop collectors.
- Potential saving of 50% – 80% on hot water heating energy consumption *
- Qualified for valuable energy incentives – claiming STCs »
- Reduced energy use can save up to 1.9 – 2.9 tonnes of C02 emissions per annum.
Further reading: Switching to solar hot water »
* Energy savings of up to 50% to 80% shown are based on Australian Government approved TRNSYS simulation modelling using a medium load. Savings and incentives will vary depending upon your location, type of Solahart system installed, orientation and inclination of the solar collectors, type of water heater being replaced, hot water consumption and fuel tariff. Maximum financial savings off your hot water bill are achievable when replacing an electric water heater on a continuous tariff. Refer to solahart.com.au for further information.
Cheapa Hot Water Sydney
Hot water is our business – it’s not a sideline. Each year we repair and install hundreds of hot water systems in homes across all Sydney suburbs.
- We offer free delivery of your new hot water system and complimentary disposal and recycling of your old water heater.
- 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 25+ years of experience each. We are fully insured and pride ourselves on our old-fashioned customer service.
- We are accredited service agents for all the hot water heater brands including Rheem, Dux, Rinnai, Aquamax, Bosch, Conergy, Hocking, Apricus, Vulcan, Edwards Solar, Solahart, Everhot and more.
- 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 time and 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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