Install solar hot water in your home and turn the sun’s energy into savings
In Queensland, hot water accounts for 35% of household energy consumption on average. But why spend so much money on electricity or gas to make hot water, when you could be using the sun for free?
Heating water is very energy intensive, so installing a solar hot water system is an important first step to bring down your power bill.
We supply evacuated tube and flat plate products, both of which work in very different ways. Each system is matched to the different needs of each household so we can find the very best hot water system for you.
To find out more about how each type of solar hot water system works, see the different brands below.
Only the best solar hot water systems
We pride ourselves on supplying you with premium brands of solar hot water systems that have all been tried and tested in Australia.
We’re passionate about the brands we stock – and we love educating YOU about why they’re the best solar hot water systems around, so you can be absolutely confident in your choice.
Rheem Solar Hot Water
The Solar Guys are delighted to have been appointed as a Distributor for Rheem Hot Water
Rheem started manufacturing in 1937 have been market leaders in the hot water business for decades. They supply a full range of products from electric hot water systems, close coupled tank on roof solar systems and split solar hot water systems with a ground located tank.
Rheem Loline – Ground Located Tank Split Systems
Rheem supply a tried and tested range of flat plates on their Rheem Loline solar systems. These flat plates come in 2 different grades. The standard NPT Series Collector designed as a budget priced unit suitable for families with an average hot water consumption pattern up to the TBT Series which has an advanced Copper Solar Absorber coated with Titanium to generate extra hot water for households that have a higher than average hot water consumption.
These units provide an easy change over in an emergency when electric systems fail as the tank in most instances would be located in the same spot as the existing electric tank. A quick temporary install can be done whereby the tank can be installed first up and the collectors at a later date. This way the emergency is averted. These units all use vitreous enamel tanks across the range.
The Rheem Loline ground located tank solar hot water systems come in two different Models. The standard Loline System for non frost locations and the Premier Loline System for frost prone locations. The Premier Loline System has a heat transfer system that utilizes a heat exchange fluid with anti-freeze properties.
The Rheem Loline Range comes in tank sizes, 270 litre, 325 litre and 410 litre.
The Rheem Premier Loline Range comes with a 270 litre tank.
Rheem Roof Mounted Close Coupled Systems
These units all come with stainless steel roof mounted tanks. This tank has been in service for more than 30 years and has a long successful history. The tank is available in 7 Colourbond Colours allowing it to matched to the colour of your roof. Tank sizes are 180 litre to 305 litre.
Rheem Roof Mounted Systems come in two Models the RL Series for frost free locations and the RLX for frost prone areas. They utilize 3 different collector types.
The Australis and Australis 10 collectors use a standard aluminium flat plate with copper risers. This collector is suitable for standard consumption households.
The Titan Collector has a copper flat plate with a selective surface and copper risers for higher temperatures suitable for high consumption households.
For your safety all solar systems installed by The Solar Guys come with a tempering valve as standard. This is necessary to be compliant with the plumbing code and ensures protection for children and other vulnerable people.
Warranties on all Systems are available from the Rheem PDFs below.
Download Rheem – Stainless Steel Roof Systems. pdf size: 500kb
Download Rheem – Ground Systems. pdf size: 500kb
Apricus Solar is one of the worlds largest evacuated tube manufacturers. A trusted brand for many years, Apricus offers systems to suit both residential and small commercial requirements. The Apricus system has been developed with range of technological benefits to help make the most of all weather conditions:
- The darkest evacuated tubes available in the residential market for maximum solar gain
- Intelligent Solar controller that allows the user to interpret temperature readings from both the roof and the tank
- Apricus products are internationally certified and designed for a high quality of performance and also accredited for cyclone rated areas of Queensland
- We offer the Apricus vitreous enamel tank range
Installing solar hot water in your home is a huge decision, so you want to be sure that your investment will be worthwhile. Our brands have stood the test of time – again and again – in real Australian homes. Let us help you bring solar hot water to YOUR home today, so you can reap the benefits!
Download Apricus Brochure. pdf size: 1.8mb
Download Apricus Glass Lined Tanks Specifications. pdf size: 1mb
Install a heat pump – your alternative to solar hot water
Heat pumps offer an alternative to roof-mounted collector solar hot water systems. Extracting heat from the surrounding air, heat pumps offer a compact, convenient domestic hot water option.
HydroTherm Heat Pumps
The Aquatech HydroTherm hybrid hot water system is the latest in stainless steel innovation to arrive on the Queensland market. Designed in Queensland specifically for our harsh weather conditions, the HydroTherm system is not only built to last but perfectly suits the needs of all Queensland families.
With great looks, high efficiency and performance and great warranties, the Aquatech HydroTherm hybrid hot water system utilises innovation to meet your family’s needs.
Download Hydrotherm brochure. pdf size: 1.6mb
Stiebel Eltron WWK300a
The Stiebel Eltron 300Ee heat pump water heater is made in Germany and is the most advanced heat pump on the market. Stiebel Eltron systems have used tried and tested technology for over 30 years to give real energy, environmental and money savings.
The WWK300a delivers constant, efficient and environmentally friendly hot water, all the time with less power. And it’s as easy to install as a conventional electric hot water tank, with no need for complicated or expensive extra utility work to be carried out. The Stiebel Eltron system is also one of the quietest on the market and offers automatic frost protection for cooler areas.
As the WWK300a storage tank is situated at ground level, it is easily retrofitted into the position of your existing hot water service.
Download Stiebel Eltron WWK300a specifications brochure. pdf size: 1.1mb
To find out more about installing solar hot water or a heat pump in your home, give our knowledgeable team a call today on 1300 75 00 55.