Hot Water Systems

Need a New Hot Water System on the Central Coast?

Hot Water On Demand

Are you sick and tired of running out of hot water every time you shower? Does your water take forever to heat up? At Solar Services Central Coast, we understand there’s nothing worse than being stuck without hot water. That’s why we install, service and maintain modern hot water systems in Bateau Bay, Point Clare, Terrigal, Killarney Vale, Erina, Kincumber, Gosford and Woy Woy.

Our technicians will work closely with you to install the right type and sized hot water system for your property—whether that’s gas, solar, electric or a heat pump. Enjoy hot, free-flowing water all year round thanks to our experienced solar specialists on the Central Coast.

Gas storage hot water — Solar Power Services in Bateau Bay, NSW
Rheem Premier Loline (Electric) 270L — Solar Power Services in Bateau Bay, NSW

Reliable Hot Water Systems

When it comes to hot water systems, we don’t settle for second best—and neither should you! Our fully licensed and insured technicians have installed more than 20,000 solar solutions throughout the Central Coast and Hunter Region, meaning we know what we’re doing. We’ve been supplying homeowners with fast, reliable and affordable hot water systems for the better part of 3 decades.

We only install products from industry-leading brands; we have the tools and experience to service, repair or replace all types of hot water systems. For more information about hot water, solar or pool equipment, get in touch on (02) 4367 6223.

Gas Hot Water

Mains pressure gas storage water heaters deliver hot water instantly, as the tank stores a generous quantity of hot water ready for your use. Mains pressure means you can be sure of a strong flow of hot water, giving households the ability to run many hot water outlets, all at once.
Gas Hot Water — Solar Power Services in Bateau Bay, NSW
Rheem Solar Loline (Electric) 270L — Solar Power Services in Bateau Bay, NSW

Solar Hot Water Services

At Solar Services Central Coast, we provide quality solar hot water services to residents across the Central Coast. Our expertise extends to Bateau Bay, Point Clare, Terrigal, Killarney Vale, Erina, Kincumber, Gosford and Woy Woy, ensuring every household enjoys the luxury of uninterrupted hot water supply. Our team of skilled technicians is adept at installing the right type and size of hot water system for your property, be it gas, solar, electric or a heat pump system.

Choosing solar hot water services means investing in a sustainable and efficient way to heat your water. Our solar hot water systems harness the power of the sun, an abundant and renewable energy source, to provide you with hot water. This not only reduces your carbon footprint but also enhances energy efficiency in your home. Our systems are designed to be resilient and effective, so you have access to hot water throughout the year, regardless of the weather conditions.

Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is reflected in our choice of products and our service standards. We install only industry-leading brands to make your hot water system reliable, durable and efficient. With more than 20,000 solar solutions installed throughout the Central Coast and Hunter Region, our experience speaks for itself. We understand the local climate and energy needs, enabling us to provide tailored solutions that meet your specific requirements.

Heat Pumps

Traditionally solar water heaters have proven themselves to be an energy efficient renewable water heating alternative to gas and electric systems. And while solar systems continue to be an efficient way to heat water, heat pump water heating technology also saves on energy consumption and green house gas emissions.

Energy efficient – can save on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 68%.21.

No solar collectors – ideal where roof space is limited or not facing in suitable direction.

Replacement for electric water heaters – uses similar plumbing and electrical connections as an electric water heater, making it an ideal upgrade from a standard electric water heater.

Rheem Ambiheat HDc-270 Heat Pump 270L — Solar Power Services in Bateau Bay, NSW

Electric Hot Water

Rheem electric storage water heaters store hot water in the tank ready for immediate use. These products rely on an electric element(s), which is controlled by a thermostat, to heat water.

Off-Peak tariffs offer lower cost electricity during specific time, typically during the night or outside peak usage period- ideal for large water heaters.

  • Time-Of-Use tariffs provide power to the water heater 24 hour day, but different rates apply at different times of da- ideal for use with smart meter and timer.
  • Continuous tariff electricity makes power available to heat the water 24 hours per day – ideal for small water heaters.

Hot Water Systems FAQs

There are two main types of solar hot water systems available for residential and commercial use: solar thermal systems and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Solar thermal systems use solar collectors (either flat plate collectors or evacuated tube collectors) to absorb the sun’s heat and transfer it to a heat transfer fluid, which then heats the water stored in a tank. Solar PV systems, on the other hand, use solar panels to generate electricity, which is then used to heat water through an electric element or a heat pump. Both systems can be efficient and effective in providing hot water, depending on the specific requirements and location.

The cost of a hot water system depends on various factors, such as the type of system, its size and the installation requirements. Keep in mind there are government incentives and rebates available for switching to solar power solutions, which can help reduce the upfront cost.

The lifespan of a solar hot water system depends on the type of system and its components. Solar thermal systems can typically last between 20 to 25 years, while solar PV systems can last for around 25 to 30 years. Proper maintenance and servicing can extend the life of your solar hot water system and ensure it remains efficient and effective throughout its lifespan.

Yes, it is possible to integrate a solar hot water system with an existing hot water system. This can be done by either supplementing the existing system with a solar thermal system or by using a solar PV system with a heat pump. In both cases, the solar component will work in tandem with the existing system to provide hot water efficiently and effectively. It is essential to consult with a professional solar power solutions provider, like Solar Services Central Coast, to determine the best integration method for your specific needs.

Solar hot water systems are designed to provide hot water even during periods of low sunlight. In solar thermal systems, a backup heat source, such as a gas or electric heater, can be used to maintain the desired water temperature when there is insufficient sunlight. Similarly, solar PV systems with a heat pump can rely on electricity from the grid or a battery backup to provide hot water during cloudy days or at night. This ensures you always have access to hot water, regardless of weather conditions.

Solar hot water systems use solar collectors mounted on the roof to absorb the sun’s energy. This energy is then used to heat water stored in a tank. There are two main types: solar thermal systems, which use heat transfer fluid to warm the water and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, which use solar panels to generate electricity for heating water. Additionally, these systems are designed to be highly efficient, ensuring maximum energy utilisation even during varying weather conditions.

Solar hot water systems are energy-efficient and can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. They can save up to 65% of water heating energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 2.5 tonnes per annum. Additionally, they provide a sustainable and cost-effective solution for hot water needs. To explore how you can benefit from these eco-friendly and cost-saving solutions, contact Solar Services Central Coast today and take a step towards a greener future.

Certainly, solar hot water systems need routine maintenance to maintain their efficiency and extend their lifespan. Regular checks by a professional can prevent small issues from becoming significant problems, ensuring the system operates smoothly. These maintenance tasks often include cleaning the solar panels, checking for any blockages or shading, monitoring the anti-freeze levels in indirect systems, inspecting the insulation of pipes and confirming the proper operation of the pressure relief valve and other safety mechanisms. It is advisable to have a certified technician service these systems every one to two years.

Investing in a solar hot water system can enhance your property’s value. In today’s market, energy-efficient homes are increasingly sought after due to the growing awareness of sustainability and the long-term savings on utility bills. A solar hot water system is a premium upgrade that contributes to a home’s green credentials. Prospective homebuyers often see such sustainable features as desirable, making homes with solar hot water systems more attractive. This attractiveness can translate into a higher resale value, making it an environmentally responsible choice and financially prudent one. However, the actual increase in property value may vary based on the market dynamics and the efficiency of the installed system.

Solar hot water systems are versatile and can be effectively used in various climates, including those that experience colder temperatures. However, the system’s design and components need to be adjusted based on the specific climate conditions of an area. In regions with ample sunshine, direct solar hot water systems are highly effective, using sun energy to heat water directly. In contrast, indirect systems, which use a heat exchanger and antifreeze-like fluid to prevent freezing, are more suitable in cooler climates with less consistent sunlight. Integrating backup heating solutions to ensure hot water availability during prolonged overcast weather is also possible. Thus, a solar hot water system can provide a reliable hot water supply across different climatic conditions with the right configuration and potential supplementary heating options.