Solar hot waters systems (both split system and thermosiphon systems) are the most energy efficient of all heating options.
Solar collectors are mounted on the roof and absorb the energy from the sun. They in turn heat cooler water that flows through pipes just underneath the surface. This hot water is then transferred to a storage cylinder in readiness for use. As the hot water is used, cold water then flows into the collectors for heating. Usually a large upfront purchase, however the benefits are long term savings off your heating costs – they can save you up to 90% on your heating costs.
Heat pumps are energy efficient hot water systems. They work on ambient air temperature and don’t rely on sunlight to operate. Typically a 250 ltr heat pump with an ambient temperature of 25 degrees will heat up from cold in 2.5 hours. They work day and night and are an easy same day replacement option to an electric hot water system. They are a fantastic option for customers who want an energy efficient device but have no available roof space as the Heat Pump System does not have any collectors therefore reducing the structural load on your roof. The savings are all year round, up to 65% off your heating costs. King Solar Man recommend for the performance of the system, that heat pumps are installed outside the home and preferably on the northern or western side of the home.
Electric storage hot water systems are the most common systems installed. With availability in all different sizes from a compact 25 litre unit, through to super sized 400 litre storage cylinder, there’s a tank for every household and application.
Electric Solar campatability
We can even install Solar Electric hot water systems. These are electric hot water systems that are in readiness for solar connection at a later date. These are available in 315 ltr and 400 ltr systems only. We offer a complete range of brands including but not limited to Rheem, Everhot, Vulcan, Dux and Aquamax. It is considerably cheaper to install an Electric Hot Water system, however the possigble downsides following installation can be that they are not as environmentally friendly and have higher ongoing costs.
There are two main types of Gas available: Natural or mains pressure and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG).
First and foremost you must have natural gas available in your area. Natural Gas can be fairly cheap to run and is an environmentally friendly option. A Gas provider will usually charge a quarterly connection fee of approximately $70 – and this is before even considering usage charges.
LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas)
LPG is actually the most expensive to run. Even though it is reasonable environmentally speaking, it can be hard on the pocket; sometimes even 1.5 to 3 times dearer than Electric Hot Water. Typically gas systems cost more to install and LPG is considerably dearer to run but have the advantage of supplying more hot water due to the continuous flow unit not being limited by storage capacity.Gas hot water systems produce about a third of the greenhouse gas emissions of electric storage hot water systems.