Solar Hot Water
Roof mounted, frost protected Solar Hot Water System
Rheem systems come in a range of options to suit almost every application and hot water requirement. Which system you choose will depend on where you live, which way your home faces, and even the pitch of your roof; so it’s important to talk to your Rheem distributor to get the right advice.
The Rheem open circuit system is particularly suited to areas which are frost free, without harsh water and are serviced by town water supplies. Because the sun heats the water directly in the solar collectors, these systems are the most efficient in terms of converting the sun’s energy into hot water.
The Rheem closed circuit systems use a heat exchange fluid to pass the sun’s energy into the storage water. This method provides excellent protection against possible damage by frost or snow conditions, because the water is totally contained in the storage tank. Combined with the benefits of anode protection the Rheem closed circuit systems can be used, with confidence, in a wider range of water quality areas.
WHY SOLAR HOT WATER?
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Home Energy Use (%)
In the bathroom, in the kitchen and in the laundry, every one of us uses many hundreds of litres of hot water every week. If you’re paying for those litres to be heated, the cost in money and environmental terms can be enormous. Water heating accounts for 25 per cent of the energy used in an average home and is responsible for 23 per cent of the total greenhouse gas emissions from home energy use. So reducing your hot water use and using renewable energy sources to heat water are great ways to reduce your environmental impact. Installing a Sunheat solar water heater can cut this energy requirement by up to 50% to 80%*, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1.8 to 2.8 tonnes* per year.
WHY A Rheem?
Manufactured in Australia, you can have every confidence that your new Rheem will last. With its vitreous enamel steel tank and high performance solar collectors, a Rheem solar water heater will be quietly meeting your family’s hot water needs for many years to come.
And don’t worry if the sun isn’t shining, with a Rheem you get a choice of boosting options; either the inbuilt electric element, or the optional, in-line gas booster. So no matter where you live or what the weather, you will always have hot water.
And it doesn’t have to cost the Earth to replace your existing gas or electric water heater with a Rheem solar water heater. If you qualify for all the available Federal and State Government rebates and incentives it could be cheaper to convert to solar than to replace your existing heater with a like product.