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Solar Hot Water System

Solar hot water systems are the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly hot water system available. And when it comes to efficient plumbing services, you want Upside Down!

The Benefits of Solar Hot Water

Solar hot water systems are the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly hot water systems available. Using renewable energy is the way of the future, and the perfect option for anyone who wants to lower their carbon emissions and energy bills in the process.

Whether you already have an existing solar hot water system, solar panels, or would like to upgrade, we're here to help. Upside Down’s fully qualified and certified plumbers are experts in solar hot water systems, from installation to maintenance and repair. 

Allow us to help you shed the burden of the electrical grid. Embrace renewables and reduce your ongoing energy costs and environmental impact. You can have unlimited hot water with no financial burden. You'll also be producing far fewer carbon emissions!

So, what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to switch to solar hot water. Upside Down can have a solar expert at your door within the hour.* For maintenance, repairs or installation, we're the team to call.

How Does Solar Hot Water Work?

Solar hot water systems work by using the natural power of the sun! Sunlight is collected by a set of solar panels which then convert the rays into heat energy. As water goes through the system, either from a tank mounted on the roof in an integrated system, or a tank set on the ground in a split system, this energy is transferred into the water.

The water constantly circulates through the heat exchanger and tank, keeping it at a regular temperature, but since the energy is natural it costs you very little. In winter, less sunlight will have an impact on the efficiency of solar units. However, there are simple solutions - gas-boosted or electric-boosted solar.

Boosters backup your hot water unit when there’s just not enough sunlight to power the system. The boosters kick in when you need hot water. With a gas booster, the charges will remain fairly low, meaning you’re not spending much on hot water even in the colder months.

Altogether, you'll have a consistent supply of efficient hot water in summer, winter, autumn or spring.

Solar Hot Water Repairs and Installation

Solar hot water systems have low running costs, but when it comes to repairs, maintenance and installation, you don’t want to be paying too much. Regular maintenance can help you manage the efficiency of your system along with your expenses.

A well-maintained hot water system should last at least a decade and there have even been reports of solar hot water systems running for 20 years. To get the best out of your system, you’ll want to call on the experts.

Upside Down’s qualified plumbers have undergone the latest advanced training in solar technology. We believe in coming up with long-term solutions for our customers. Upside Down operates with all of the premier brands and we have quick access to replacement parts and the best tools.

Panels can split in winter due to the extreme cold, but Upside Down will have replacement panels ready for instalment when needed. If you’re just starting your journey into solar, our experts can take you through selection so that you choose the right solar hot water unit for your home.

Interest Free** Solar Water Heating

There’s no need to delay when it comes to either setting yourself up with a new unit or getting your current system serviced. Upside Down offers interest free** payment plans. That makes budgeting for solar power easy.

You can upgrade to a brand-new hot water system or secure repairs for your existing one. Annual servicing is simple, too! Every job can be paired with an interest free** payment plan for eligible customers.

Our plumbing technicians can take you through the application process on site, too. Choose a plan with Zip or Humm. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront. Approval usually takes only minutes. There are convenient weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment options; the choice is yours.

We also accept payment by cash, cheque or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

One thing is certain, however, and that's the high-quality work you'll receive from Upside Down. Our hot water specialists are here for all your solar water heating needs. Call any time and we'll deliver a professional service.

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Solar Hot Water Systems FAQ

A solar hot water system has many benefits but it can be more complicated than you think. Let’s answer some frequently asked questions.

There are many variations to consider when it comes to solar hot water systems. Finding the right combination of these variations is the best way to find the right system for you. Thermosiphon systems have the collectors panels and water storage tank fixed to the roof. Pumped (or split) systems have the collector panels on the roof which heat the water and pump it down to a storage tank on the ground.

Hot water storage tanks typically range from 125L to 400L. An average Australian four-person household will require two collector panels and a 300-360L storage tank to ensure adequate hot water. That is about 75L per person. Here are a few things to consider:
  • How many people live in your home
  • Approximately how much water does your home use
  • What time do you use your hot water
  • Do you all use hot water at the same time of day
  • Is there a high demand for overlapping hot water use
Upside Down plumbers can give advice on the best sized solar hot water system for your home.

It is always recommended that a solar hot water system be installed with a booster unit for days when the sun isn’t out. A booster is a back-up water heating device that is powered by either gas or electricity when the heat from the sun is not sufficient to heat the water on its own.

A well-maintained solar hot water system can last more than 10 years and some will even continue to perform after more than 20 years.  To get the most out of your solar system it is important you have it regularly serviced. Not only will this extend the life of your solar water heater, but it will also ensure it runs efficiently, saving you money in the long run.
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Upside Down is located throughout Australia. You’ll find our expert tradespeople operating in capital cities and major metropolitan areas. Call now to find out more.

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