Solar Hot Water Systems
NZ Government figures released recently showed that over the past 5 years electricity prices have increased by 27% ~ that equates to 2.5 times the rate of inflation. A Solar Hot Water system is one of the most effective ways to reduce your monthly energy bills, a correctly sized & installed Solar Collector system will provide you with around 75% of your Hot water annually. A typical family will use approx. 45l of hot water per person per day, this stacks up to be 40-50% of the Electricity bill every month.
In the warmer months (spring through to Autumn) a Solar Collector can provide almost all of your Hot water requirements, in the depths of winter it will still pre-heat the cold water in your cylinder, meaning your element (or heating system) has much less work to do.
Heatsmart is an independent solar installer, we offer a stand-alone installation service to a new or existing cylinder or we can integrate a solar array into any of our home heating systems. A Heatsmart home heating system with Solar will satisfy all of your annual heating and hot water requirements without the need for turning on the Electrical element at all. That is a significant saving on your Electricity bills!
All of the systems we install are Energy Star ® rated ~ more information about the performance of Solar Hot Water systems can be found here: http://www.eeca.govt.nz/products/listing/102/solar-water
We currently offer Solar arrays from the following Manufacturers:
ApricusApricus are an Australian company & one of the leaders in 'Evacuated Tube' Solar Hot Water Technology. They offer some of the best performance figures & longest warranties available in the New Zealand market. Their systems come in 20, 30 or 40 tube configurations, have a very user friendly / fully automatic controller & typically can be installed & commissioned in 1 day. Heatsmart is an approved Apricus installer.