What makes solar water heating systems the best

Solar hot water heating systems are an excellent way to save money on your energy costs. Why? Well, because solar power heaters use the sun to generate power – as far as we know the sun is free to use.

The newest solar water heaters are more practical than would one imagine, and therefore, more people are relying on solar power to give them hot water on a continuous basis.

Not all solar powered water heating systems are created equal.  There are three different types of solar collectors (integral collector, evacuated tube solar collectors, & flat plate collector) and two different types of solar water heating systems (active & passive).

An integral collector features one or more black tubes, all of which are insulated. Cold water then passes through the solar collector, which will preheat the water. This is important because many water heaters will keep the water hot at all times – which will cost you more money than if the water is heated only when needed. These types of solar hot water heaters should only be installed mid-freeze because the pipes could freeze in extremely cold climates, rendering your solar hot water heating device useless.

Evacuated tube solar collectors, which are used for commercial use rather then residential, feature parallel rows of transparent tubes. Each tube consists of a glass outer tube and metal absorber tube attached to the fin. The fin is what absorbs the solar energy to help produce the hot water.

Flat plate collectors are weather proof, insulated boxes that are made out of a dark absorber plate under a plastic polymer or glass cover.

Expect to pay between $900-$2500 for a quality solar hot water heating system. Keep in mind, you may pay more for a solar powered water heater now but will save a great deal of money on energy costs over the long term. Not only will you save money on energy costs but you will be limiting your usage of fossil fuel consumption.

How many homes have solar powered water heaters on average? The answer is not many thus far.  As a result, if you would like to resell your home in the future, a solar water heater will surely add to your home’s value.

Solar power water heaters are no different then a standard water heater in that you must purchase the correct size for your home. If you have a large family that uses a large quantity of water a 60-gallon tank should be appropriate.

How does your solar power heating system do during cloudy or rainy days? They do just fine, since the majority of these units have a back up storage or on-demand system in place. This will allow you to receive hot water no matter what the weather is like outside.

Solar hot water heating systems are relatively easy to install. If you feel you are not the most handy person in the world there are many quality professionals that will  install your unit for a fair price. It is recommended to receive price quotes from as many manufacturers as possible to ensure that you find the cheapest quote.

Hot Water Heating Systems

It is important to understand what types of hot water heating systems there are in order to make the right purchase for your home. You must also know how much you are willing spend because hot water heaters vary in cost.

When shopping for hot water heating systems, the cheapest will cost you more money over time with maintenance fees and replacement parts, so don’t be fooled into jumping on the lowest priced units. Depending on what type of hot water heating system you are interested in, you may pay between $300-$1500.

How do you determine the cost over the course of the hot water heating system’s lifetime? You must first determine the energy factor or (EF) of a particular hot water heating system. In short, the higher the energy factor the more efficient your water heater will run.  If your water heater will run on natural gas, then an EF of .62 or higher is recommended. If your water heater will run on electric power an EF of .93 or higher will suffice.

The most common types of hot water heaters are storage water heaters that are fueled by gas, propane, electricity and fuel oil. The chances are great that the type of hot water heating system is a storage water heater. The common storage hot water heater stores between 20-80 gallons of water.  A storage water heater that is powered by natural gas or propane, rather then electric, will save you money over time even if the tanks are the same size.

On-demand water heaters are increasingly becoming more common today. On-demand water heaters or “tank-less” water heaters heat water as needed rather then keeping the water hot at all times. On-demand water heaters may save you in energy costs because you are not paying to keep the water hot at all times (only when you need it). When using a common storage heater, many people turn their water off to save on energy costs while vacationing.

The number of people you have in your household will determine how large your hot water heater will be.

2 people = 30-40 gallons

3 people = 40 gallons

4 people = 40-50 gallons

5 or more = 50-80 gallons

There is no need to purchase an oversized, expensive water heater for only two people, is there? A family will obviously need a much larger hot water heater system then a sole individual.

If you are new to the whole hot water heater system game, you may want to consider a professional when it comes time for installation. Read the specifications of all hot water heating systems very carefully and receive an estimate on the installation cost from the manufacturer. If you do the necessary research, not only will you have hot water when you need it but you will save yourself a substantial amount of money over the course of the year (perhaps even within the next month).

Ensure you have enough space for your hot water heating system. Measure the locations you are planning to place it if you feel it may be larger then your older system.

Gas Hot Water System Prices nowadays

What does a gas hot water system cost? Do you need to get gas hot water system prices?


An installed price for a gas hot water system can vary anywhere from $1200 to $2500 depending on many factors!

It can be rather easy to give you gas hot water system prices for just the unit, however, if you want to get an instantaneous or gas storage install price, you need to contact a gas fitter  for the installed price with no more to pay. We can easily arrange this for you and get one of our local , trusted hot water professionals to contact you within 24hrs.  This is an obligation free service.

The price of the gas hot water system can depend upon the following?

  1. What type/brand of Gas Hot Water System does the home owner want. (instantaneous or storage)?
  2. Will it require natural or bottled gas?
  3. Will the plumber/gas fitter be replacing an electric or existing gas system in its place?
  4. Will the original hot water system need to be removed and dumped by the owner or by the hot water professional.


 Gas Hot Water System Prices

1. What Gas Hot Water System Brands are out there? What are the Different types of Gas Hot Water Systems?

There are two main types of gas hot water systems: These are instantaneous (continuous flow) and storage gas hot water systems.
Some brands that will affect the Gas Hot Water System Prices which are currently available through our installers include:

Continuous Flow systems:

  • Everhot
  • Rheem Continuous Flow
  • Bosch 16P Standing Pilot
  • Rinnai Infinity
  • Rinnai Infinity Plus
  • Bosh HydroPower
  • Dux Endurance
  • Bosch 10H Internal Gas Hot water System
  • Bosch 13H HydroPower

Gas Storeage systems:

  • Rheem Stellar
  • Aquamax 390
  • Everhot 270
  • Everhot 320
  • Rheemglas
  • Dux Prodigy

2. What size Gas hot water systems are they after? (natural or bottled gas???)

Common storage sizes include:

  • 265L
  • 270L
  • 295L
  • 330L
  • 360L
  • 390L

Natural gas is cheaper to run then LPG bottled gas as a rule. However, depending upon your application, you may like to check this again with the gas fitter when he/she comes out.

3. Where is the original hot water system located and will the new heat pump be able to sit in its place?

Does your existing hot water system meet all the necessary BCA, Local Council and State/Federal Plumbing & Gas Fitter regulations?
Can the replacement system simply replace the existing system or does the gas hot water system need to be situated in another place
requiring more plumbing/gas fitting and/or electrical work? If so, it may impact on the final installation price. This is another reason why
its so important to get a firm quote on site that’s not going to change once the plumber/gas fitter has finished

4. Will the original hot water system need to removed?

Does the Gas Fitter/Plumber need to remove and dispose of the old system? There may be fees involved for the plumber/gas fitter to safely dispose of your old hot water system.

If this sounds like a lot of information to take in, that’s because it is.

If your confused or are simply ready to buy but want to get the best gas hot water system prices, why not take advantage of our obligation free service and enter your details on
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