More Australians have chosen Solahart than any other solar hot water systems due to their proven performance and longevity in the harsh Australian conditions. Built by Australians, for Australians, Solahart is the low risk choice in solar hot water heating. Solahart has become a household name, producing over a million solar hot water systems Australia wide over more than 60 years. As the local Solahart dealership for the Darling Downs, we are committed to providing our customers with quality products, quality service and quality installations.
How does it work?
Solar hot water systems use the sun's natural energy to power and create hot water for your home or business. There are three different types of water heaters each having different technologies to harness the sun's energy:
Streamline or Split Systems
Heat Pump Systems
From roof mounted systems to heat pumps, which don’t use collector panels to extract the energy from the sun, these technologies are state of the art and all are designed to provide luxurious hot water with minimum energy use and impact on the environment. Find below information about each of the systems.
The Thermosiphon roof mounted system saves space at ground level, and their simplicity makes them more efficient and reliable. Every Solahart solar hot water system, where the tank is located on the roof, uses the thermosiphon principle. The thermosiphon principle is based on two naturally occurring phenomena:
Dark objects absorb heat
Hot water rises
The solar collectors located on the roof are coated with a heat-absorbent surface. The coating absorbs the energy from the sun and heats the fluid in the collectors. As the fluid is heated, it rises in the tank and the cooler falls to the bottom for the process to be repeated. This way Solahart solar water heaters constantly soak up the sun's energy to help maximise energy savings. With a Solahart thermosiphon solar hot water heating system you can choose from a range of boosters including in-tank electric or in-line gas boosters to ensure you always have hot water on tap even on cloudy days.
Streamline or Split systems
Solahart's split system solar water heaters are designed for flexibility of installation. The solar collectors are located on the rood facing the equator, however, the storage tank is mounted at ground level out of sight. The electric boosted model can even be installed inside your home. This minimises the visual impact of going solar, while maximising the potential savings from the sun.
With a Solahart solar hot water split system you can choose from a range of boosters including in-tank electric or in-line gas continuous flow boosting to ensure you always have hot water on tap even on cloudy days.
At Solahart, we have a lot of fantastic solar hot water products, to help you get hot water free from the sun. For those times that the sun isn't shinning we include a booster. The booster is either a built in electronic booster or an optional instantaneous gas booster.
The instantaneous gas booster is a unique solution to back up your hot water system. When the hot tap is opened, the solar water that has been heated flows through our solar compatible instantaneous gas heater. If the temperature of the water is lower than the pre-set minimum temperature, the gas heater ignites and brings the water to the set level. If the temperature is above this set temperature, nothing changes and the water will flow through to your taps. This means that you can get hot water all year round, using both energy efficient solar hot water and 'on tap' hot water from the gas water heater.
For more information on the instantaneous gas heater contact us.
Solahart Heat Pump system
The heat pump system is a smart, energy efficient alternative for areas where a traditional solar water heater may not be suitable, this could be that the north face of the roof is shaded and therefore cannot collect the sun's energy. Rather than using roof mounted collectors, efficient heat pump technology extracts energy from the surrounding air. The warmth is used to convert the refrigerant within the sealed system into a gas. The gas is then compressed to generate even more heat which then heats the water in the tank. What’s more this process can work day or night, in sunshine and rain, all year round.
The heat pump system is a quick installation as it can be installed in the same location as an outdoor electric water heater and connected to the existing plumbing and electrical connections. It also has an electric booster designed only to operate in very cold conditions to ensure there is a quick and efficient supply of hot water.
For more information regarding information about solar hot water systems please feel free to contact Solahart Darling Downs.