Central Coast Water Tanks supplies Solar Hot Water solutions.
SOLAR HOT WATER SOLUTIONS - FAQ's
Why choose a Hills EsteemTM Evacuated
Tube Solar Hot Water System from Central Coast Water Tanks?
Evacuated Tube technology has been used in
Europe for many years and is more efficient in
cooler climates than standard flat plate technology.
At Hills we have undertaken research to choose a
quality system that will perform best in all conditions
especially in winter when thermal energy is at
its lowest therefore giving you the best possible
performance all year.
Will my system work on a cloudy day?
Even on cloudy and rainy days you may still achieve
some solar gain. The Hills Esteem Solar System is
available with an electric or gas booster to assist
heating the water on poor solar gain days.
Rebates for Solar Hot Water Systems
Are Central Coast Water Tanks Solar Systems
eligible for Government rebates?
Providing you meet the Federal Government's
criteria all Hills Esteem Solar Systems are eligible
for RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates). There is
also a $1,000 Federal Government rebate. For more
information visit http://www.orer.gov.au (Office of
the Renewable Energy Regulator). Some States and
local councils also offer incentives for the installation
of solar hot water systems.
Which is the best collector orientation?
The ideal location for collectors is facing due North,
however 45 degrees North West or North East
is acceptable with minimal effect due to the
Why do Hills use stainless steel
Stainless steel tanks have a natural oxide barrier to
corrosion, therefore eliminating the requirements
for a sacrificial anode, which saves the cost of
replacement approximately every five years.
Stainless steel tanks also have a longer life than
standard vitreous enamelled tanks and attract a ten
Will my Hills EsteemTM Solar System freeze?
Hills Solar Evacuated Tubes are frost tolerant and
have passed the AS/NZS 2712: 2007 Standards for
both hail and freeze resistance. Hills Esteem Solar Hot
Water Systems have passed the freeze test to -15°C
without the need for a heat exchanger or glycol.
Can I fit a Hills EsteemTM Solar system to
my existing hot water system?