How Solar Hot Water Systems Work

Story Title: How Solar Hot Water Systems Work
Episode: Six
Broadcast Date: 28th September 2013
Presenter: Tod Johnston  

Hot water is the biggest user of energy in the house and continues to be the biggest cost in household budgets. Tod shows you how you cannot only save money but how you can save 50 - 90% of your hot water energy use.

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  • Solahart is Australia's leading solar manufacturer. For 60 years they've manufactured and supplied over one million solar hot water systems in Australia and overseas
  • Each unit is designed to maximize the draw of the suns energy, heating the water, which is circulated through to the storage tank. 
  • There are two main options when choosing the right hot water system. The roof mounted tank and collectors, often referred to as a Themosiphon system or the split system where the tank is location in a convenient position on the ground, connected to collectors positioned on the roof
  • On cloudy days the solar water heaters are backed up by gas or electric boosters, to ensure you don't run out of hot water.
  • A basic solar hot water system costs around $5,000 to purchase and install. There is still government incentive available, which works out to around $1,000 off the price of a Solar Water Heater and is usually given as a point of sale discount to reduce the upfront cost.
  • As well as freeing you from the worry of rising energy costs, installing a solar hot water system will also free the environment of tonnes of carbon every year

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Solahart Industries Pty Ltd
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Rydalmere NSW 2116
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