What is Solar Hot Water?
When you choose a solar hot water system you will benefit from a system that is incredibly economical and efficient. They provide you with a hot water system that runs on a renewable energy source that can never run out – the sun! Why not take advantage of Australia’s hot sunny days, rather than running your system on electricity or gas, which can be unreliable.
Furthermore, solar hot water systems can be boosted by either gas or electricity if there’s a particularly cloudy period and your system needs more energy. Solar hot water systems are designed to save you money in the long run, and you’ll see the benefits as you use it more.
24 Hour Solar Hot Water Service
For any hot water related emergency, Jim’s Plumbing has 24/7 availability and can even be there within the hour*. We waste no time in deploying a technician to your location.
Jim’s Plumbing loves installing, servicing and repairing solar hot water systems, it’s what we do best. Our plumbers are qualified and trained on all things hot water, so we are the best to ask when it comes to anything solar hot water related.
How Solar Hot Water Works
How exactly can you harness power from the sun to heat your water? Well, it depends on the type of panels you have, evacuated tubes or flat plates.
Evacuated tubes are made up of two glass tubes – one inside the other. The space between these tubes is evacuated to create a vacuum and contains a copper pipe. Special chemicals and the copper pipe are used to absorb and transfer heat. A process of condensation is used and repeated until the tank of water is heated.
Flat plates (or panels) are those familiar blue roof panels you see on many homes. A copper pipe runs water through the panels and heat energy is transferred to it. The heated water is stored in a storage tank. This tank can be roof-mounted (thermosiphon) or on the ground (split).
Evacuated tubes are considered the superior option as they don’t need direct sunlight to heat your water. They can work with the ambient temperature alone to heat your water. The vacuum also means these panels are more energy efficient.
Here in Australia, we’re blessed with extended periods of sun, so your solar hot water system should be running well for most of the year. Even when the sun is a bit of a stranger, you can still expect your solar water heater to provide you with hot water.
Most solar hot water systems are prepared for times of reduced sunlight, however. They have electric and gas boosters ready to take over whenever your solar panels just aren’t cutting it anymore.
Our Plumbing Quality Assurance Guarantee
We understand it can be stressful trying to find a reliable plumber that you can trust to do an exceptional job. That’s why at Jim’s Plumbing, we take our customer reputation seriously and ensure we provide high-quality service every time. To give you the best service we have to offer, we work in line with our Quality Assurance Guarantee. As part of our guarantee, we provide you with:
- 24/7 availability
- Service within an hour of your call*
- Fully qualified and licensed plumbers
- 12 month warranty on all work and parts
- Flexible payment options
- $20 million public liability insurance
- Over 15 years’ experience
When it comes to your plumbing, don’t settle for anything less.
Solar Hot Water System Cost
As far as the upfront cost is concerned, solar hot water systems are more expensive. Despite this, if you live in a sunny location, a solar hot water system will have the lowest running cost out of all other hot water systems. As time goes by, you will eventually make up for this more costly upfront price with the savings you will be making from not having to rely on electricity or gas to heat your water.
That said, few people have enough money upfront to install a new solar hot water system. That’s where we come in. We have interest free payment plans** available for solar hot water system installation, services and repairs. These plans have a $0 deposit, so you can have solar heated water for no upfront cost!
On top of this, these plans can be paid in manageable weekly or fortnightly repayments. Stress-free solar hot water system services is always our goal here at Jim’s Plumbing.
Interest Free Solar Hot Water
At Jim’s Plumbing we believe hot water is a necessity rather than a luxury. So if problems arise and you feel like you can’t afford to pay for repairs or a replacement, ask us about our amazing $0 deposit, interest free payment plans** that can have your hot water flowing again, with no upfront cost to you.
Contact us today for more information, by calling us or booking online with our web form.