Did you know that ‘traditional’ hot water systems are some of the biggest users of energy in our homes? That means they come at a terrible cost, both to your hip pocket and the environment.
Luckily, Territorians are able to access a free resource to heat water our naturally – the sun!
At Territory Homes, we include Solahart hot water systems with all our new homes, because we take pride in including extras that we know our clients are going to love when they’ve moved in.
We’ve pulled together a few of the most common questions we get about Solahart solar hot water systems and how they can help you make the most of harnessing the sun’s free energy in your home.
How do Solahart solar hot water systems work?
Solahart solar hot water systems work by heating and storing your water on your roof. They use what’s called the thermosiphon principle to collect heat from the sun to warm your water. The collectors in the heater are coated with a heat absorbent surface. Heated water rises naturally through the solar collectors and enters the storage tank. The heated water then forces the cooler water at the base of the storage tank out, where it flows down to the bottom of the collector again.
What about during the wet season?
If you haven’t seen the sun for days and days, you don’t need to worry. Solahart solar hot water systems allow you to choose from a range of boosters including gas or electric, so you know you’ll have water whatever wild weather the Territory is throwing your way.
Will I save money?
If you’re living in northern Australia and you’re NOT using solar hot water already, there’s a pretty good chance you’re wasting your hard-earned money. You absolutely stand to save money by installing a solar system. Solahart solar hot water systems allow you to harness the sun’s energy to warm your home’s hot water for free. Because of their high efficiency and performance, that can mean pretty significant savings for you when it’s time to pay your energy bill.
In fact, our research shows that by having a Solahart Solar Water Heater in your Territory Homes home, you may save between 50% and 90% of the water heating energy costs you used to pay.
What’s the environmental advantage?
It probably goes without saying that Solahart is a better choice for the planet than running your hot water system off the grid. Switching to a Solahart solar water heater can save up to three tonnes of carbon emissions per year, which is equivalent to taking a small car off the road. That makes it a pretty sound environmental choice.
Why do we choose Solahart?
There’s a pretty simple reason we choose Solahart systems for our homes – we know they’re the best at coping with the climate extremes the Territory throws at them. We deal with some wild conditions in our weather, and the Territory Homes team has spent a lot of time assessing which systems and providers work in our conditions, and which don’t.
Solahart has installed more than one million solar systems around the world and is backed by over 60 years of experience as Australia’s free energy expert. They rigorously test their systems and, over many years of using them in Territory Homes, we’ve seen how effective they are at reducing energy bills for our clients – while going the distance under the Top End sun.
Will having solar hot water make a difference to the value of my home?
Absolutely! Increasingly, home buyers are looking for solar-power equipped homes. They know that buying a home with solar capabilities means lower bills down the track and that’s something that generally gets everyone excited!
In short, we know that one of the most cost-effective ways to heat hot water in Australia is solar, and we’re committed to helping our clients get that technology from the first day they’re in their new homes. We only commit to working with the highest quality suppliers for the products and services we include in our home builds, which is why we’re happy more Territorians are experiencing the cost and environmental benefits of Solahart solar hot water heating.