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Jetset Plumbing offers comprehensive services for solar hot water systems. Our expertise encompasses the supply and installation of solar hot water systems. Moreover, we specialise in servicing and maintaining your existing solar hot water system, and we're proficient in replacing your outdated current and inefficient water heating systems.

Feel free to reach out to Jetset Plumbing today for a detailed conversation regarding your solar hot water system requirements. We are dedicated to investing the time necessary to understand your needs and offer a solution that is both cost-effective and energy-efficient for your hot water needs.


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Our expert solar plumbers can help you with:

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I would highly recommend Jetset Plumbing - they were one of the few companies I rang, who do not incur a 'call out' fee to 'inspect' and 'give a quote' for the job. They contacted me to try and make an earlier appointment to fix my problem quicker, rang 20 minutes before arrival and then co-ordinated the arrival of a new hot water system to coincide with the emptying of the old system so as to speed up the time to complete the job. Joe was the ultimate professional - answering all my questions and showing me all options and ensuring I understood and was completely happy with a quality product, before proceeding. The old system was taken away and disposed of environmentally, new system was installed ensuring all compliances were adhered to and a hand over given to ensure I understood how to maintain my new unit - all in under 3 hours. Brilliant!!
I would highly recommend Joe. He was punctual, informative and completed the works quickly and professionally.
I just had Joe out, to my electric hot water system. Super efficient, product and standards savvy. Good polite operator. aaaa Highly Recommended aaaa David Belmont Qld
Ben came out and diagnosed our plumbing issues quickly and efficiently. Was keen and able to answer other questions we had, and also gave advice on our hot water system and water pressure issues that we weren’t aware of.
Our new hot water system was installed professionally and on time. Very pleased
I have used Jetset Plumbing over the last couple of weeks for a new hot water system and pipe repair. They are prompt and pleasant explaining the problem and the solution. Thanks for the salt n pepper tap grinders, very cute. Blake Jesse and Joe et al were all great.
I needed my hot water cylinder replaced and selected Jetset Plumbing for a number of reasons. The receptionist was most helpful. There was no surcharge and she arranged for an assessment to be given. The following day Mathew and Nathan arrived to complete the job. They were efficient ' friendly and explained the process to me. They cleaned up any mess they had made and I would highly recommend them for any plumbing job. The company also offers seniors/pensioner discounts.
Joseph Jackson attended after our old gas hot water system was not up to scratch. Joseph gave us multiple options and what was recommended. Didn't feel pressured at all, chose the best option for us moving forward. Very happy with quality of work performed. Happy to recommend!
I called at 6:30am on a Saturday and Joseph was at my place by 9:30am. He talked me through options for my new hot water system and installed it within the hour. Brilliant service and very helpful.
Many thanks to Joe for installing a new Rinnai 26 (LPG) gas hot water system. Our old system, of which we got 15 years out of, finally called it a day. Joe was punctual and friendly and was able to install at the same time he came out to do the inspection. Highly recommended if you require a speedy response to a failing gas hot water system.
Joseph was a pleasure to deal with…a complete Professional both in his Workmanship and his quiet, good manners. Thank you for making the process of replacing my HWS painless🤗
Joe came to replace our old broken gas hot water system with a brand new one. He was on time, professional and super friendly. He even worked around my 4 little children, giving them a go of the tools and answering their thousand and one questions. I was very happy with his service. He also gave us the best price and beat all other quotes.
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How do solar hot water systems work?

Solar hot water systems use solar collectors - usually located on your roof. These collectors absorb energy from the sun to heat water for your home. The heated water is then stored in an insulated tank for when you need it.

Why go solar?

In a warm and sunny location like South East Queensland a solar hot water heater is an extremely attractive and cost effective solution to the old power hungry hot water systems.

In consideration of going solar for your hot water requirements the biggest concern is often the initial financial expense and the length of time it would take to offset that cost. Solar energy is FREE and the ongoing costs are therefore minimal as opposed to conventional power generated options.

A quality solar hot water system should last around 20 years and more if regularly serviced.

If you are using typical electric storage water heating - around 30% of your electricity bill is used to heat your water! Solar hot water will save you most of that electricity – and typically shave hundreds of dollars a year off your electricity bill.

There is of course the environmental aspect to consider. Solar hot water systems are an environmentally friendly method for generating hot water, by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases your home produces (through reduced electricity and natural gas usage.)

Solar hot water system on the roof

Solar hot water systems maintenance

Solar hot water systems should be serviced every five years to provide maximum functionally and detect any issues before they turn into major problems.

Our solar technicians will check and replace various valves, clean out the tank, pressure test to detect for small holes or leaks, replace any corroded elements and clean panels.

This will ensure the solar hot water system will function at its optimal efficiency once again. Our qualified tradesmen are fully equipped and ensure that any issues with your solar hot water systems are swiftly and professionally resolved.

Do solar hot water systems save money?

Solar water heating systems can cost more initially to purchase and install than conventional water heating systems. However, a solar water heater will save you money in the long run especially on your electricity bill.

There are also a number of rebates and grants you can apply for - we can assist with this - just ask us.

What are the 2 types of solar hot water systems?

There are 2 main types of solar hot water system to choose from:
  • Flat plate collector
  • Evacuated tube collector

The two types both use solar collectors or panels that are placed on your roof. The panels absorb sun light and transfer the heat directly to your cold water which is pumped through the collectors.

Flat plate collector

These are the most widely used used type of collector for domestic solar water heating. Flat plate collectors are rectangular boxes with glass lids and usually an aluminium body.

In the box underneath the glass are placed copper pipes. These copper pipes carry the cold water through the collector and absorb the sun's heat. The heated water is collectd in an insulated hot water tank.

Evacuated tube collector

Evacuated tube collectors collect the sun's heat through a number of glass tubes. Each glass tube have their own heat-absorbing plate inside.

Each tube is like a small greenhouse that traps sunlight inside the glass tube - which is used to heat either the water directly, or a special heat transfer fluid that then transfers the heat to the water.

What's the difference between a split system vs on-roof system?

Split system solar hot water
A split hot water system means the tank (where the hot water is stored) is located on the ground and your collector panels are on the roof.

On-roof solar hot water system
An on-roof hot water system means the storage tank is also on your roof. It works on thermosiphon (heat exchange) and gravity feed and is more efficient than a split system as it doesn't require a pump. Also as it is on the roof - the tank itself absorbs more natural sun light and heats the water more effectively.

What if the sun isn't shining?

Don't worry - you will still have a nice hot shower!

When the sun isn't shining, you can't heat the water with solar energy. You need to have a backup energy source, usually gas or electricity. You store the hot water collected by the solar panels in a well insulated hot water tank for future use. (Normally the backup system will not be used that often.)

FAQs: Solar Hot Water Systems

A solar hot water system uses sunlight to heat water through solar collectors on the roof. The heated water is then stored in a tank for later use.
Solar systems are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, reducing your reliance on traditional energy sources. They can also lead to long-term savings on energy bills.
Yes, there are active systems with pumps and controls to circulate water, and passive systems that rely on natural convection. Both can have direct or indirect circulation methods.
Solar systems can provide hot water year-round, but in some cases, you might need a backup heating source during cloudy or rainy periods.
Maintenance includes occasional checks for leaks, cleaning the collectors, and inspecting components. A professional service is recommended every 2-4 years.
While solar systems are less efficient on cloudy days, they can still generate some heat. Backup heating, like electric or gas, might be needed during extended periods of very low sunlight.
With proper maintenance, solar hot water systems can last around 20-30 years or more.
Installing a solar hot water system can be complex and will require professional expertise, especially for plumbing and electrical connections.
Retrofitting is possible, but it depends on your current setup and the compatibility of the solar system components. Consult us to assess feasibility.
Solar systems have relatively low maintenance requirements. Regular checks, occasional cleaning, and professional servicing every few years are recommended.
Factors like your location, available sunlight, household size, and budget influence the decision. Consulting a professional can help you determine if a solar hot water system suits your needs.

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Last updated: 28 Feb 2024


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2 No Call Out Fees
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