Solar Hot Water

Fully Integrated Solar Hot Water Systems

Professional Solar Hot Water System Installations

Call us today to schedule a quote. Andy will discuss your needs and talk you through different options. We will then provide a written fixed price quote.

The Benefits of Solar Hot Water Systems

New South Wales and Queensland get a lot of sunshine, so it makes sense to use that energy to heat your hot water.

Solar hot water systems are typically installed on rooftops or designated areas with optimal sun exposure, ensuring a constant and energy-efficient supply of hot water while contributing to a sustainable and secure living environment.

solar hot water systems in Byron Bay

How it Works

Solar hot water systems are an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to provide hot water for homes in New South Wales and Queensland. These systems harness the abundant sunlight of the region to heat your water, reducing your reliance on conventional energy sources and helping you save on energy bills. Here’s how they work:

1. Solar Collectors: Solar hot water systems consist of solar collectors, typically installed on your roof. These collectors are designed to absorb sunlight and convert it into heat energy. With sunny days being so abundant, this is an ideal setup for efficient water heating.

2. Absorption of Solar Energy: The solar collectors are equipped with special fluid, often a glycol-water mixture, that circulates through them. When exposed to sunlight, this fluid absorbs the solar energy and becomes heated.

3. Heat Transfer: The heated fluid then flows through a heat exchanger located within a storage tank. This heat exchanger transfers the heat from the fluid to the water in the tank. As a result, the water in the tank gradually heats up.

4. Hot Water Storage: The hot water is stored in an insulated tank until you need it. Solar hot water systems come with a range of tank sizes to suit the needs of your household. The insulation helps to maintain the water’s temperature, so it’s readily available when you turn on the tap.

5. Backup Heating Element (Optional): In case of extended cloudy days or high hot water demand, solar hot water systems can be equipped with a backup heating element. This element can be powered by electricity or gas and ensures that you have a consistent supply of hot water even when sunlight is limited.

6. User Control: Solar hot water systems often come with user-friendly controls, allowing you to monitor and adjust the system’s settings, such as water temperature and backup heating operation, according to your preferences.

7. Energy Savings: By relying on the sun’s energy to heat your water, your solar hot water system can significantly reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint. From Byron Bay to Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast, these systems are an excellent choice for sustainable and cost-effective hot water heating.

illustration of thot water storage tank and solar collection panel for a solar hot water system
illustration of cold water being heated and flowing through the copper pipes in the solar panel
illustration of the heated water flowing back into the storage tank

Solar Hot Water Licensed Installers

We have been working with solar and hot water systems in NSW & QLD for the last two decades. Over that time, we have established a n excellent reputation as installers of split cycle systems and rooftop thermosyphon systems.

With our industry knowledge, we source, supply, and install systems backed by reputable brands.

Proper setup leads to substantial energy savings, reducing both your energy bill and environmental impact.

Supplying Reputable Brands

Our commitment to quality is evident in our choice of reputable name brands at affordable prices.

With our industry expertise, we can source, supply, and install a system backed by a quality brand. Using the correct setup, you can generate enough energy savings to reduce both your energy bill and environmental impact.

If you are looking for licensed professionals with years of industry knowledge to install these designs in your home or office, search no more. Be wary of cheap installers that promise the world and don’t deliver the hot water.

solar hot water heating system, against sunset byron bay

Save On Energy Bills

solar hot water heating system

Energy bills can be unnecessarily high – and in this day and age, anything to get those costs down is appreciated. 

With climate change a hot topic, it’s also important to consider the effects of your actions on the environment. 

To reduce your footprint, it’s a great idea to check out the benefits of solar heating water systems and use a natural source of energy. 

These are definitely an investment for a more environmentally friendly, low-cost household.

Factors such as watts used, the physical size of the system and its durability are all important if you’re considering installing solar hot water systems. 

Additionally, the latest gas and electric storage heaters are also incredibly energy efficient. Using the latest technology these heaters can be set to maintain optimal water temperatures without using excessive energy. 

Whichever you choose, Zen Plumbing supports your movements to become more sustainable and cut down on your energy usage.


Competitive Quotes

Zen Plumbing & Gas offer competitive quotations to anyone who needs our assistance. We believe in getting the job done right, and giving our customers the best value for their money. Our reputation and time spent working in the industry are testaments this. No matter the time of day, give us a call, send us an email, or contact us via our website and we will get back to you.

We pride ourselves on being professional, punctual, and positive so you can expect a quick response to your enquiry. If you need a service that Zen Plumbing can assist you with, our licensed technicians will be more than happy to give you a helping hand! Our expertise on the best solutions for your home or business can go a long way.

Why choose Zen Plumbing?

Sick of being ‘stood up’ by plumbers who show up late (or not at all)? From quoting to service delivery, we pride ourselves on efficiency and punctuality.

Give us a call today to experience the Zen Plumbing difference.







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