Future Proofing For Solar, Heatpump And Wetback Technology - Auckland
Whether you are forced to replace your hot water cylinder due to age or upgrading to mains pressure it is very important to consider what hot water cylinder you are about to purchase and install. In most cases for just a few dollars more you can upgrade to a hot water cylinder that will allow you to expand your hot water system in future towards energy savings without having to replace the cylinder again.
IN WHAT WAYS CAN I EXPAND MY HOT WATER SYSTEM?
If you are replacing your hot water cylinder make sure it has the appropriate ports or required heat exchangers. There is NO disadvantage in having these features but in the future as budget allows you will be able to do the following to save further on Energy:
With Solar, timing is very important.
Thinking about solar in advance can save thousands of dollars later.
Some Important Tips
- When building a new home or when renovating and budget is tight Solar Ready Hot Water Cylinder is a brilliant idea for a small extra cost.
- When changing the hot water system, consider some extra space in the house by moving the hot water cylinder to the roof cavity, or outside and make sure that it is a solar ready one
- When applying for any building consent, add solar panels as option – you have up to two years to install them. Doing it that way, saves a lot of time and money later.
- If a future wetback is a possibility, position a GreenGlo dual coil tank above the fireplace position
What makes a tank truly Solar Ready?
ADDING A GAS BOOSTER
A very Common system in New Zealand is to have the best of all worlds.
Solar + Gas + (Electricity if required) = SAVE CASH!
This can be achieved with any solar ready hot water cylinder and conventional Gas water heater such as a Rinnai.
On request we also offer comprehensive water heating systems that incorporate central heating or Underfloor Heating. For our residential and commercial hot water heating solutions please contact us via email or call us on 0800 429 546.