Hot Water Systems Solar Hot Water Gas boosted solar is the most environmentally friendly hot water solution

Close-coupled Mains Pressure Solar

Nature Coast Plumbing has become accredited installers, distributors and service agents for Kelvinator Hot Water Products.

Using the sun’s energy to heat water will save you energy, lower your hot water bills, and reduce greenhouse pollution.

Nature Coast Plumbing provide a complete solar hot water system service - we install, replace and reposition solar hot water heaters in both new and existing homes throughout Eurobodalla Shire

We have installed hundreds of solar hot water systems and have over 10 years practical experience servicing and repairing existing solar hot water heaters. Our fully trained plumbers and electricians can repair or replace your solar hot water system quickly and professionally.

 Solar Hot Water - Best Price Guarantee Super Special 30% OFF Solar Hot Water

Get 30% OFF Kelvinator Solar Hot Water Systems

This LIMITED OFFER is unbeatable in the Eurobodalla - Call today!

Save on hot water cost today and in the future!

Find out more about our "Sizzling Summer Sale

How does it work?

Solar hot water systems use the sun’s energy to heat water in much the same way as water in a hose gets hot on a sunny day. In a direct heating system, water is heated as it circulates through flat, glazed panels (solar collectors), located on the roof of a house.

The heated water is then stored in an insulated storage tank, located either directly above the collectors or on the ground like a conventional hot water system.

An auxiliary heater is also included in the system, to boost water temperature on days when solar energy may be insufficient to meet all of your hot water requirements. Boosters may be run on off-peak electricity, gas (natural or LPG) or solid fuel.

Close-coupled Solar Hot Water Systems

Forced circulation solar system

This is the most common system on the market. It consists of roof-mounted solar collectors, combined with a horizontally-mounted storage tank located immediately above these collectors. In most solar systems a pump is not required. Heated water rises naturally through the solar collectors and enters the storage tank. When this happens, cooler water at the base of the storage tank is forced out and flows down to the bottom of the collectors. This cycle is continuously repeated while the sun is shining. Most commercially available solar hot water systems employ this cycle, commonly referred to as ‘thermosyphon flow’.

Split System Solar Hot Water

Forced circulation solar system

With a split system, the tank is located below the level of the collectors, usually at ground level. Water must therefore be pumped from a tank to the collectors and back to the thermostatically controlled pumps.

Pumps are not expensive to run, costing between one and two cents per hour.

This system can be used when the roof structure isn’t strong enough to support a close-coupled system.

The system is traditionally boosted by off-peak electricity but is now also available with a gas booster controlled by a timer which stops the gas burner from operating during sunshine hours.

Rebates for Solar Hot Water Systems

STCs were introduced by the Australian Federal Government as an incentive to assist the switch to renewable energy sources as part of its policies to ensure Australia meets its international commitments in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The installation of a solar water heater may be eligible for the creation of STCs if it is accredited by the Clean Energy Regulator and results in a positive greenhouse gas benefit. Once created STCs can be traded, purchased or sold, thereby making a solar water heater installation cheaper for the owner. The Owner of the solar water heater can assign the right to create STC's to NCP and NCP will reimburse the Owner for the value of the STCs upfront. The value of STCs is not fixed and varies from time to time.