In Australia, between 50 and 95% of your household hot water requirements can be supplied by a Solar HWS
Replacing an inefficient hot water system is one of the most simple, economical, carbon reducing opportunities available to customers in positively impacting their gas and electricity use.
Ever increasing gas and electricity costs has seen more people making the move towards solar hot water systems. Solar hot water systems work by harnessing the sun’s energy, making Australia the perfect climate for utilising and capitalising on solar energy. While the initial outlay costs of a solar system can be a lot higher than other hot water units, the savings over the life of the unit more than cover initial installation difference.
Why Choose Solar?
More Energy Efficient
Heating water by electric hot water units is the largest single source of greenhouse emissions from Australian homes, accounting for almost 30% of home energy use. Solar hot water systems are able to produce up to 90% of the average household’s required hot water annually, which means substantial reductions in gas and electricity used for water heating.
The price of gas has risen 28% over the past six years alone and solar units can save up to $1000 per household annually on gas and electricity charges.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Upgrading to a solar hot water system can reduce your carbon footprint by roughly 3 tonnes annually, which is the same amount of carbon produced by a small car annually.
Mackie Plumbing and Gas will happily attend your property/home to determine the feasibility and cost of upgrading your current hot water unit to solar. Our qualified solar specialists can provide any information you require on how solar hot water systems function and also provide estimates on the savings that can be made to your household by upgrading to a solar run system. All of our quotes are free of charge and obligation.
Small Scale Technology Certificates (STC)
STCs, or Small-scale Technology Certificates, are granted when your purchase a renewable energy system, and are then a commodity that can be used for trade, or cash rebates. The amount of energy that is generated or displaced from the renewable energy system, Hot Water Systems included, determines the number of STC’s assigned to the install.
Mackie Plumbing have incorporated the STC rebate into our pricing structure, which means that instead of the customer paying a premium price for the install, and then processing paperwork and waiting on the rebate being reimbursed Mackie Plumbing do this on your behalf.