Solar water heating is the most exciting and progressive aspect of our industry. Moods Plumbing can install a brand new solar water heating system on a new build or retrofit any hot water cylinders in your existing home or commercial building .

 

Solar water heaters are the most exciting and progressive aspect of the solar industry.

New technology that has been proven for over 20 years in Germany, Japan, USA and most of the world has finally started to happen here in Aotearoa. With the opportunity for a fresh start, Christchurch is looking for smarter and more sustainable energy sources. Moods Plumbing is proud to be moving in this direction.

We can install a brand new solar panel water heating system on a new build or retrofit any hot water cylinder in your existing home or commercial building. We can help get it all designed to suit your needs at a cost that works and will ultimately save you money.

Solar water heating uses the sun’s rays to heat water, which is then stored in an insulated hot water tank. On a less sunny day, the system may need back-up heating, usually provided by electricity or gas, however it is now possible to sell extra energy back to the grid from your electric solar panels. You can effectively offset solar electricity unused on a sunny day with those gloomy winter days when you need extra power to boost your solar water heater.

Well-designed and installed solar water heating systems will meet up to 75% of your hot water needs using the sun’s free energy. That’s usually around 50% of your electricity bill and will help pay off your set up cost after 5 years and save you a lot on power in the long term. When the sun can’t heat enough water to meet your needs, an electric, gas or other booster connected to a solar water heater mean you’ll always have hot water.

Not all properties are suitable for solar water heating – check with us to find out. If you intend on using an electric back-up, check with your electricity retailer to see if a cheaper night-rate electricity tariff is available. If you are going to use night rate electric back-up make sure you get a large enough storage tank.

It’s important to support locally made products and as your christchurch plumbers we will strive for more sustainable systems with construction.