Salmon Plumbing Frequantly asked questions about Solar Hot water Systems
9 Frequently Asked Questions About Hot Water Systems www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au Call us on 07 3862 2600
Our Hot Water system has failed, can we upgrade to a Solar system quickly? <ul><li>Yes! When you need to replace your old Hot Water System or just want to upgrade to Solar Hot Water Rapid HOT can have you back in hot water on the same day with a temporary system, and our field consultant will meet you on site to design a new solar system to suit your household and budget. </li></ul>Call us on 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
What Government rebates are available? <ul><li>Currently in Queensland there are two rebates available. The Federal Government is offering a $1000 rebate if you replace an existing electric storage water heater with a Solar Water Heater or $600 when you replace it with a heat pump. </li></ul><ul><li>The Queensland Government also has a rebate scheme of $600 ($1000 for Pensioners). These rebates are not means tested however some conditions do apply; we will detail these on any quotations we provide. </li></ul>Call us on 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
What Solar Water Heater is right for us? <ul><li>The most appropriate solar hot water system for your property can best be established with an obligation free on site assessment. You can book one of these inspections on line or just call our office. Some of the factors that are considered on site are: </li></ul><ul><li>The size of your house and the number of people living in the house </li></ul><ul><li>Available roof space and construction </li></ul><ul><li>Climate area, eg is it in a frost zone, roof orientation etc. </li></ul>Call us on 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
Will we run out of Hot Water? <ul><li>No! When you install the correct system with the capacity specified for your household you’ll always have hot water. In unusual circumstances, eg unexpected heavy usage or periods of low solar contribution the system can be boosted (all systems we install have the ability to be either electrically or Gas boosted). </li></ul>Call us on 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
Do we have to have a tank on our roof? <ul><li>No! Rapid HOT sell and service an extensive range of Split (sometimes called LoLine) Solar Hot water Systems that allow you to enjoy all the benefits of Solar Hot Water without the tank on the roof. </li></ul><ul><li>These systems are designed with the storage tank separate from the solar collectors so the system can be split offering a discreet and practical solution without the need for an Engineer’s report on your roof suitability or roof strengthening works. </li></ul>Call us on 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
What are the Environmental benefits of Solar Hot Water? <ul><li>From the environmental perspective you will be making a contribution toward saving the planet. Solar hot water systems produce the lowest greenhouse emissions and pollutant levels of any type of water heater. On average swapping electric to solar hot water will reduce your greenhouse emissions by 3-5 tonnes every year. </li></ul>Call us on 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
How much will we save on our energy account? <ul><li>This will vary depending on your current hot water consumption the system you’re replacing, the electricity tariff and the solar hot water system you choose. The Australian Government approved TRNSYS simulation modeling estimates that you can cut your water heating energy consumption by up to 70% ( in Zone 3-SE Qld) </li></ul>Call us on 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
How do Solar Hot Water Heaters work? <ul><li>Rapid HOT offers a wide variety of solar water heaters (about 113 different combinations of brand, size and style) but essentially they all work by converting light into heat. When the darkened surface of the collectors are exposed to sunlight the visible and ultraviolet light (short wavelength) is converted into infrared radiation (long wavelength) through heat exchange. The glass above the collectors and other insulated materials traps the generated heat and transfers this to the water through either direct or indirect contact. </li></ul>Call us on 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
What are Renewable Energy Certificates (REC’s)? <ul><li>REC’s are a form of currency created by the Federal Government under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 and are used to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Governments Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme. All Solar Water Heaters installed by Rapid Hot comply with the RET Scheme and as such qualify for Zone 3 REC’s. All Solar Hot Water Systems that are Government approved have a number of REC’s allotted to them, the number varies depending on brand, size and style. The value of a REC is determined by open trading markets much like shares and this can vary, we will advise you of the REC value when we provide you with a quotation. </li></ul>Call us on 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
For all you hot water systems enquiries call 07 3862 2600 www.SalmonPlumbing.com.au
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