The use of solar energy has become increasingly popular in recent years as consumers take a more proactive step towards environmental conservation

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The use of solar energy has become increasingly popular across Adelaide in recent years as consumers take a more proactive step towards environmental conservation. This system works by solar panels absorbing the sun’s powerful rays and converting this energy into heat to create hot water.

Using solar power for your hot water is a great way to positively contribute to the environment by reducing your greenhouse gas emissions, while also saving you money by utilising a natural, renewable energy source. Solar hot water systems are normally back-up boosted by either gas or electric water heating to make sure that you still have access to hot water even when there hasn’t been enough sun to produce enough solar energy on any given day.

While all hot water units sold and installed in Adelaide must comply with all relevant Australian standards, there are numerous brands, styles and quality standards available to match an even wider range of applications.

Sorting through this jungle with an unbiased independent such as Mott Plumbing ensures you are much more likely to get the best match to suit your requirements. Contact us for an unbiased assessment of your unique situation for a cost-effective and efficient solar hot water solution.

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Solar Gas Boosted:

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Pros:

  • Free source of energy from the sun
  • Reduced monthly gas bills
  • Uses a gas Continuous Flow Unit as a backup booster so you never run out of hot water, even on heavy use, overcast days
  • From time to time Govt incentives may be available to subsidize initial cost

Cons:

  • Much higher upfront cost for equipment and installation
  • Tank size is larger and unit has a larger footprint, taking up more ground space
  • Less efficient in winter and on overcast days
  • Solar panels have to be installed on a north facing roof for maximum heating efficiency

Solar Electric Boosted:

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Pros:

  • Free energy source from the sun
  • Reduced electricity bills
  • Government Incentive may be available to help reduce the initial cost of installation
  • Solar heating system boosted by electric element heating when required

Cons:

  • Upfront costs are much higher for the equipment and the installation
  • Less efficient in winter and on overcast days
  • Solar panels need to be on a north facing roof to deliver maximum heating efficiency

At Mott Plumbing we take pride in our knowledge of solar heating systems and our staff are trained to keep on top of the latest technology and products as they are released on to the market. Contact us today if you require any repairs or are thinking of making the switch to solar. We guarantee all the latest unbiased information.

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