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Australia per capita has one of the highest solar hot water system installations in the world and It makes sense to use the Queensland sun to heat up the hot water in your home.
More homes are heading away from using gas or LPG for their heating and hot water. Greener alternatives such as solar or heat pumps, have the major benefit of significant lower energy costs.
By opting for a solar hot water service in Queensland, you’ll enjoy energy efficiency, cost savings, environmental sustainability, reliability, and a valuable long-term investment.

Downie plumbing and Gas can install your solar hot water service, and we can also do repairs.
We hold dual qualifications so we can make sure that your solar hot water service is working the way it should.

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Benefits Of a Solar Hot Water Service

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Cost Savings On Power
  • Environmental Impact

Solar hot water systems are great for the Queensland climate due to the abundant sunshine making it an ideal environment for harnessing solar energy.
In addition to being well-suited to the climate, solar hot water systems offer significant energy savings for Queensland homeowners.
Please note that most models will have a gas or electric back up for times when the weather isn’t suitable for heating water. As we are dual qualified we can help you with either back up system.

When comparing solar, electric, and gas hot water systems, solar hot water stands out as the most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective option in the long run. It offers the benefits of renewable energy, reduced energy bills, and lower carbon emissions.
However, the choice ultimately depends on factors such as upfront costs, availability of sunlight, roof size and position and having a back up hot water booster.

Heat pumps offer similar savings with running costs and similar pricing for the unit.
Heat pumps have the added advantage of not being reliant upon sunlight to produce hot water.

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Solar Hot Water Repairs

While solar hot water systems are generally low-maintenance, there are a few repairs that may be required over time. Some common repairs for solar hot water systems include:

  • Leaks: Leaks can occur in various parts of the system, such as the storage tank, pipes, or connections. If a leak is detected, it is essential to address it promptly to prevent further damage and loss of water.
  • Pump Issues: The circulation pump in a solar hot water system is responsible for moving the water between the solar collectors and the storage tank. If the pump malfunctions or stops working, it will need to be repaired or replaced.
  • Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve: This valve is designed to release excess pressure or temperature from the system to prevent damage. If the valve is faulty or not functioning correctly, it will need to be repaired or replaced.
  • Sensor or Controller Problems: Solar hot water systems rely on sensors and controllers to monitor and regulate temperature and system operation. If these components malfunction or display inaccurate readings it will need to be repaired or recalibrated.
  • Solar Collector Issues: The solar collectors, which capture sunlight and heat the water, can encounter problems such as cracks, damage to the glazing, or debris accumulation. These issues can affect the system’s efficiency and may require repairs or cleaning.

Downie Plumbing and Gas Can They have the expertise to diagnose and fix the specific issues related to solar hot water systems effectively. Regular maintenance and inspections can also help identify and prevent potential problems before they escalate.