Sun Ray Qld Pty Ltd – In Liquidation – Spare Parts are Available!

Sun Ray Qld Pty Ltd has gone into liquidation as at 23 February 2018.

As their ex service agent, we carry all spare parts for Sun Ray systems – both Thermosiphon or Split Systems.

We have spare parts available and can supply and install these.

If you’re looking for elements, thermostats, valves including frost valves, just give us a call on 0416 075 682!

https://insolvencynotices.asic.gov.au/browsesearch-notices/notice-details/Sun-Ray-South-Pty-Ltd-161252786/b4ef5196-1360-42f1-a9d4-71018c88a620

 

 

 

Need a New Shower Head? Get this Kohler Flipside Supplied and Installed for $175

Need a new shower head?  Well checkout this quality Kohler Flipside shower head.

4 Spray options:Kohler Flipside Shower Head

  • Koverage – traditional, soothing spray;
  • Kotton – dense, soft relaxing spray;Kohler Shower Head - 4 Stages
  • Exhilirating, drenching spray;
  • Kurrent – targeted massage spray

Simply flip the pivoting head on its axis to change spray function.  Each spray is adjustable for different user heights and its simple and easy to use for all ages.

3 star rating at 8.5 litres per minute.

 

We’ll supply and install this shower head for you for only $175 including GST.  This offer is only available to customers at the time of installing, repairing or servicing your hot water system.

And trust me, this is a bargain!  This shower head has been retailing at plumbing stores for $280, and that’s supply only!

 

 

Electric Hot Water System – A New Installation – What’s Included in the Price?

Okay, so your current electric hot water system has died and it’s time for another one!  You’re hunting around for the best price but not sure if you’re comparing apples with apples or apples with oranges.

We can supply you with a new tank and/or valves or you can supply your own.  Either way, here’s what we include with our standard electric hot water system installations:

  • All plumbing including installation of new valves – tempering valve, isolation valve, cold water expansion valve, pressure limiting valve, temperature and pressure relief valve (this valve is usually supplied with the tank);
  • Tank base – concrete ripple slab, pizza base or polyslab;
  • Electrical disconnection and reconnection;
  • Pipework insulated – in accordance with the current Australian Plumbing Standards;
  • Overflow – run into stormwater drain or sewer drain or into a gravel pit in accordance with the current Australian Plumbing Standards;
  • Removal and disposal of old system;
  • Plumbing Form 4 submission;

The above standard installation assumes that you will be placing the new system in the same position as the existing system. Our plumbers hold a restricted electrical licence allowing us to disconnect and reconnect your hot water system, so no need for two trades.

If your hot water system is inside your house, there may be a requirement for a safe tray and auto shut off valve to comply with the current Australian Plumbing Standards.  The safe tray and shut off valve will be charged at an additional cost.

If you’d like your system relocated from inside your laundry to the exterior of your house for example, additional charges will apply for the extension or relocation of both the plumbing and electrical.

Solar Hot Water Thermosiphon System Falling Off Roof – Westlake

Recently we received a phone call from a lovely lady from Westlake who reported that her solar hot water tank was falling off the roof.  So after an emergency visit, this is what we arrived to!  We can see why she was a little panicked!

Systems can be ripped off the roof due to storm damage or simply from poor installation.  However, we were pleased that we were able to stop the tank and collectors from actually falling into the customers pool and causing further damage.  We swapped her damaged Conergy solar hot water system out with a Sun Ray solar hot water system.

The Sun Ray system is a stainless steel tank and comes with a 10 year warranty on tank and collectors.

It's going to fall!
It’s going to fall!
The new Sun Ray system!
The new Sun Ray system!

Heat Pumps – The Noise Factor

Noise levels are an important consideration to take into account when buying a Heat Pump.  I frequently get asked the question of how noisy are heat pumps?  Is it okay to install one outside my bedroom window?  Will it keep me awake at night?

Heat Pump noise levels are determined by dBA (decibels).  To understand how loud a heat pump is, we need to reference decibel levels.

  • 10 dBA  –  A pin dropping;
  • 30 dBA  –  Whisper;
  • 50 dBA  –  Light traffic; most commonly a refrigerator operates at this level;
  • 60 dBA  – Conversational speech; most commonly an air conditioner operates at this level.

Some common heat pumps are listed below.  According to the manufacturer their systems operate on the following dBA levels.

  • Sanden – 38 dBA
  • Hydrotherm – 48 dBA.
  • Quantum – 48 dBA
  • Steibel Eltron – 49 dBA
  • Dux Airoheat  – 51 dBA.

You’ll note that most of the heat pumps are quieter than your refrigerator!

Whilst the noise levels are relatively low, you can expect that the heat pump will run during the night.  Therefore, the best advice we can offer you is to always avoid positioning the heat pump near bedrooms or neighbours’ bedrooms.  Even the smallest of sounds can wake you at night!

By Michelle Testa, King Solar Man