Solar hot water system buyers’ checklist
Here are some questions for you to consider before you choose a solar hot water system:
Is the solar water heater locally accredited and certified?
Independent certification is important and revealing. Our demonstrated focus on quality manufacturing and optimised performance is a major element in what sets Envirosun apart from other solar water heater companies. We are accredited to the stringent Australian quality standards and all of our systems carry Australian performance certificates.
Where is the solar hot water system made?
We still call Australia home. A solar hot water system is very much the sum of its parts and ours come together in Australia. High-quality components that are well-matched and assembled by craftsmen are a good starting point for building an Envirosun solar hot water system that is both dependable and efficient. Our core components are sourced from a range of international specialist-manufacturers selected on the basis of their reliability, performance and durability. In fact, many of our providers are amongst the largest manufacturers in the world.
Does the manufacturer come with good credentials?
We live in the global market-place. We have the knowledge and experience learnt from our world-wide operations. We’re constantly scanning for the latest technologies to ensure we stay in touch with international trends. We see this as an essential part of keeping our Envirosun products up-to-date and world-class. And because we’re an assembler rather than a fabricator, we can quickly innovate and implement new ideas, designs and sub-assemblies.
Will the solar how water system suit my house?
We’re flexible and we aim to please. All that’s needed to fit an Envirosun solar hot water system is a roof space that’s about 3 metres x 3 metres (10 feet x 10 feet), faces roughly north and has a moderate slope. If space is tight or if you prefer not to have the tank on the roof, you can select one of our ground-mounted, pumped systems. Either way, you’ll get a solar hot water system that will perform well and look great.
Will the solar hot water system provide all of my water heating needs?
We’ll keep you in hot-water. Envirosun solar hot water systems are amongst the most efficient and highest-rating on offer. But there are times of the year when, because of the weather, there just isn’t enough solar energy available to fully meet your needs. That’s why we can fit our systems with an extra electric or gas-powered heater. And if you’re a very big user of hot-water, the extra heater will make sure you don’t run out.
Who will install the solar hot water system?
A chain can only be as strong as its weakest link. All of our Envirosun resellers are specialists and they back this up by entrusting the installation of our solar hot water systems to well-trained, certified and licensed tradespeople. We impose our own installation standards and guidelines to ensure our systems are fitted for optimum performance and safety. And if, in the very unlikely event that there’s a problem with the installation, it will get fixed – no questions asked.
Are there any ongoing maintenance requirements?
A stitch in time saves nine. All hot water systems need a small amount of attention to ensure they stay in the very best working condition. Our installers will explain the few simple things that you should keep an eye on during the year. And like all hot water systems, we recommend that your Envirosun has a service about every five years as part of a preventative maintenance program.
Is purchasing a solar hot water system a wise choice?
Your family will thank you. Choosing an Envirosun solar hot water system is a decision that will pay off now and into the future. Every day it will reduce your hot-water energy costs while making a responsible contribution to protecting the environment. And over time, it will reduce your reliance on gas or electricity supplies and insulate you against rising energy costs. Best of all, it is an asset that will add value to your house.